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Research: Impact of Physical Activity on Cancer Recurrence and Survival in Patients with Stage III Colon Cancer

In an August 2006 journal article, Impact of Physical Activity on Cancer Recurrence and Survival in Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer: Findings From CALGB 89803, researchers from Dana Farber Cancer Institue, Duke University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Ohio State University, Mayo Clinic, and others wrote: “In a cohort of patients with stage III colon cancer treated with surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy surviving without recurrence 6 months after chemotherapy, physical activity after diagnosis was associated with a significant reduction in cancer recurrence and overall mortality. Patients who engaged in at least 18 metabolic equivalent task-hours (MET-hours) per week of activity (the equivalent of walking 6 or more hours per week at an average pace) had a statistically significant 47% improvement in disease-free survival (DFS), compared with inactive patients.”

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