#289 Ciaran Fairman, PhD – Exercise Interventions in Cancer Treatment

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Ciaran Fairman, PhD

Ciaran is a post-doc research fellow at the Exercise Medicine Research Institute (EMRI) at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia.

Ciaran completed his PhD in the Exercise and Behavioral Medicine Laboratory at The Ohio State University under the mentorship of Dr. Brian Focht. Here, his research focused on the physiological and psychosocial responses to physical activity lifestyle interventions in a variety of clinical populations including breast and prostate cancer, and individuals with knee osteoarthritis.

Ciaran is also strong advocate of the dissemination/translation of scientific research to a variety of audiences. He is the founder of REACH (Research in Exercise and Cancer Health), a company designed to provide evidence-based guidelines of physical activity to health/medical professionals and individuals with cancer.

In This Episode We Discuss

  • Recent advances in the field of exercise oncology
  • Current state of the research
  • Impacts of exercise on wellbeing, quality of life, strength and survivorship
  • Questions still to be answered
  • Barriers to translating research into practice
  • Potential role of personal trainers and fitness professionals

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