Ian R. Kleckner on Relieving CIPN With Exercise

IAN R. KLECKNER, PHD
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Ian R. Kleckner, PhD, Research Assistant Professor at University of Rochester Medical Center, discusses the benefits of exercise for patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN).

In a study that compared patients on chemotherapy who were given an exercise regimen of walking and resistance training to a control group of patients who were on chemotherapy alone, patient-reported outcomes revealed that those who exercised had a significantly lower incidence of CIPN. Further, Klecker also found that exercise was particularly effective for older patients, in which the control group experienced a large increase of CIPN and the exercise arm had little, if any, increase.

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