Dr. June Stevens is the American Institute for Cancer Research/World Cancer Research Fund Distinguished Professor at the AICR/WCRF Institute for the Advanced Study of Diet, Nutrition and Cancer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She oversees AICR’s Marilyn Gentry Fellowship Program, which seeks to develop tomorrow’s leaders in nutrition-cancer research.
Last week, she chaired a session at the 2009 AICR Research Conference called, “From Policy to Action in Cancer Prevention.” We caught up with her at lunch to ask her about the session, and about the research that’s revealing how best to translate the findings from laboratory studies and clinical trials into practical, actionable advice for the public.
Is it important for cancer survivors to exercise? Dr. Melinda Irwin summarized observational studies which all showed a decreased risk of cancer recurrence with physical activity. The good news is that all levels of exercise showed benefit. Those who met the U.S. physical activity guidelines showed greatest benefits. So – grab your sneakers and take a walk!
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