Keeping the UK's top killers in check: Cancer

Wednesday 9th May - 11:35-12:05

As a significant body of research shows, physical activity can reduce the risk of a variety of forms of cancer, including breast, colon and rectum, among others. Being active is thought to reduce cancer risk largely by improving energy metabolism and reducing circulating concentrations of oestrogen, insulin and insulin-like growth factors.

Meanwhile, thanks to its role in helping people maintain a healthy weight, physical activity also indirectly reduces the risk of developing obesity-related cancers.

This session will explore the opportunities for cancer risk reduction and prevention through physical activity.

Professor Robert Thomas, Consultant Oncologist, Professor of Exercise Science at Bedford and Addenbrooke's Cambridge University Hospitals, Coventry University