New study finds that exercise gives cancer survivors a sense of control
June 20, 2013
The BCTR's Mary Maley is lead author on a new article in the Journal of Education Nutrition and Behavior: A Second Chance: Meanings of Body Weight, Diet and Physical Activity to Women Who Have Experienced Cancer. The article, co-authored by BCTR faculty affiliate Carol Devine, outlines how exercise creates empowering experiences for women recovering from cancer, while considering their diet can be stressful.
Mary Maley is an Extension Associate with the BCTR, working with both the BCTR Research Synthesis Project and the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence. Mary’s research and extension interests focus on connecting research and evaluation to practice and policy-making to promote public health and well-being. Previously, Mary worked with the Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors (BCERF) in the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research at Cornell, with a focus on building community capacity to address obesity prevention for breast cancer risk reduction using an ecological approach.
For cancer survivors, diet distresses while exercise inspires - Cornell Chronicle