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Mechanical modulation of bone metastases in advanced breast cancer patients: Can targeted exercise suppress osteolytic tumour progression?


Exciting new evidence suggests that there is an additional benefit to cancer patients if exercise programs directly target regions where bone was invaded by cancer. In particular, it seems that exercising bones with tumours has the ability to slowdown tumour growth while also preventing bone loss. This has the potential to increase the survival of advanced breast cancer patients, and has the potential to preserve bone and muscle which will lead to increased physical function,quality of life and reduced bone pain. We aim to provide a safe and supervised exercise program which also targets bones with secondary tumours to slow tumour growth, reduce bone pain, and increase survival.

Patients who may be eligible for this project can contact our team for further information on 6304 3444 or at emri@ecu.edu.au.

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