Lecture: “Physical Activity at the Intersection of Cancer & Aging”

November 22, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Julius B. Richmond Teaching Room, #2132, Taylor Avenue Building, 2nd Floor, 600 South Taylor Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

Elizabeth Salerno, PhD, MPH
Cancer Prevention Fellow
National Cancer Institute, NIH

This talk will highlight unique health challenges in cancer and aging and how physical activity may improve cognitive, physical, and psychosocial function during cancer survivorship. Dr. Salerno will discuss findings from physical activity interventions and the modifiable health indicators that may be amenable to such interventions in a large cohort of diverse cancer populations. This talk will span behavioral science, kinesiology, and epidemiology to highlight the need for scalable, community-based physical activity programs that can be implemented into the standard of care after cancer.