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Benefits of exercise oncology courses for medical oncology trainees
  1. Matthew Gunnee1,
  2. Hannah Bridgwater2,
  3. Jonathan Super1,3
  1. 1 School of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK
  2. 2 Trauma and Orthopaedics, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  3. 3 Department of Surgery, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jonathan Super, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Tunbridge Wells TN2 4QJ, Kent, UK; jonathan.super{at}

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The authors read with great interest the article by Okechukwu, which outlined the physiological benefits of different types of exercise in the management of patients with cancer.1 The earlier detection of malignancy and increasing efficacy of treatment results in a growing population who would benefit from appropriate exercise prescription. The overwhelming evidence suggests that a combination of aerobic exercise, resistance training and flexibility regimens improve functional capacity, quality of life, mental health and can mitigate side effects of pharmacological treatments.2

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  • Contributors MG: original ideas and writing; HB: original ideas and reviewing prior to submission; JS: letter conceptualisation, writing and reviewing prior to submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.