The Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Patients SPOC

Cardio-oncology is a newly expanding area of cancer rehabilitation in the exercise world. As a Clinical Exercise Physiologist part of the Cardiac Rehabilitation team, Gabrielle Brennan, MS, ACSM EP-C, CET, has a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology with a specialization in Cancer Care. Previously, she worked as an Exercise Specialist as the program director for the LiveFit Cancer Exercise Program. She will explore the program and numerous benefits patients gained from this program. The American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for cancer patients will also be discussed.

Target Audience

These courses are intended for medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, radiologic technologists, researchers, pharmacists, trainees, allied health personnel, and others who are interested in care for patients and survivors in North Carolina.


Learning Objectives

  • Explain the components of a cancer exercise program
  • Describe the American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines for exercise in cancer patients
  • Discuss the effect of exercise on cancer patients


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Gabrielle Brennan, MS, ACSM EP-C, CET

Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Cardiac Rehabilitation
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This Non-Credit Course does NOT have accreditation for continuing education credits.

The course offers only general participation certificates.

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