News and Updates

International Conference on Physical Therapy in Oncology (ICPTO) 2020

Please note: the 2nd ICPTO has changed dates, due to COVID-19. The new dates are October 5-6, 2020.  Want to an excuse to go to Europe this October? Consider attending the ICPTO meeting this fall in Copenhagen, Denmark. This attracts PT’s and researchers from around the world and has world-class speakers. https://www.npi.nl/cursussen-en-opleidingen/npi-cursuskalender/666-international-conference-on-physical-therapy-in-oncology-2005731

BC Cancer Nutrition Education Day

BC Cancer Dietitians is hosting a Nutrition Education Day on March 14th, from 10AM to 2PM. This free event is open to all cancer patients and caregivers, and includes information sessions, lunch, and cooking demonstrations. Registration information can be found at http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/events/nutrition-education-day. Patients and caregivers are to register by March 2nd, 2020.  

Congratulations to Sarah Weller, Logan Meyers, and Dr. Bolette Rafn on their successful MSc and PhD defences!

Bolette successfully defended her doctoral thesis in June 2019 titled “Surveillance and rehabilitation for breast cancer-related upper-body issues.” Logan successfully defended his MSc thesis in August 2019 titled “The feasibility of using CT scans to detect changes in body composition over time in colon cancer survivors enrolled in a physical activity intervention.” Sarah successfully defended […]

Congratulations to MSc student Kendra Zadravec for receiving an outstanding poster award at this year’s BC Cancer Summit!

Kendra presented a poster titled “The effect of exercise on cancer-related cognitive impairment” at the 2019 BC Cancer Summit. The event was attended by BC Cancer oncology professionals from a variety of disciplines. The poster summarized a systematic review of randomized controlled trials looking at the impact of exercise on cognitive function in adults with […]

Dr. Kristin Campbell featured on Global News!

Dr. Kristin Campbell was featured on Global news, where she talked about a recently published study titled “Exercise guidelines for cancer survivors.” She was a co-1st author on this study. In this publication, the research team aimed to advance exercise prescriptions given to cancer survivors, with the goal of improving their health outcomes.   You […]