|Awarded On||February 19, 2020|
|Title||Active Living After Cancer: Combining a Physical Activity Program with Survivor Navigation|
|Award Mechanism||Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Karen M Basen-Engquist|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
*Pending contract negotiation
Need: Research suggests that physical activity improves the health, physical functioning, and quality of life of cancer survivors. Cohort studies also show links between physical activity after breast, prostate, or colorectal cancer diagnosis to a lower risk of recurrence and death from cancer. Despite this evidence and physical activity recommendations for survivors from national organizations, the majority of cancer survivors do not adhere to these recommendations. Cancer survivors who are minority or low-income may be particularly at risk for being physically inactive. Currently there are few programs to help Texas’ 775,000 cancer survivors become more physically active. In particular, th...