Rochester, New York (WiredPRNews.com) — In a study report posted on July 29, researchers at Duke University Medical Center revealed that although exercise testing has become an important aspect of cancer care and research, most cancer tests are not governed by the American Thoracic Society guiding principles.
The study reported that in respect to cancer care, exercise tests are mainly used to conclude the fitness of lung cancer patients prior to surgery; while cancer research involves the exercise tests most often in order to estimate the patient’s fitness in regard to their cardio respiratory system after their official diagnosis.
In a Duke press release, the lead author and assistant professor in surgery, Lee W. Jones, said that they have been reviewing studies carried out among adult cancer patients and have found that most of the studies have not followed the proper course of action and principles as recommended for clinical settings.
In addition to this statement, he said that they have also found the cancer studies have not reported major physiological outcomes that are essential in providing instant information in specific cancer populations or in knowing whether the cancer test was convincing.
The major recent findings were expected to be published in The Lancet Journal’s August issue. Also, it has been found that a desirable number of studies have found that regular exercise could possibly benefit adult patients with cancer prior to treatment as well as after treatment is over.
Jones asserted that many recent cancer studies have reported a strong connection between increased exercise levels and considerable reduction in cancer mortality, and cancer reappearance in patients suffering from colon or breast cancer.
Wired Health Reporter