Kai Zou, PhD, and his doctoral student, Benjamin Kugler, MS, of the University of Massachusetts Boston, examined the link between physical activity and tumor growth in a mouse model. The research team found “voluntary exercise slows down tumor growth in an animal model of castration-resistant prostate cancer, a form of advanced prostate cancer,” Zou and Kugler wrote. In addition, tissue analysis suggests that “exercise inhibits several vital processes in tumor growth and progression,” they added.
The research will be presented virtually at the American Physiological Society (APS) Integrative Physiology of Exercise (IPE) conference. Request the Abstract: “Exercise Attenuates Tumor Growth in an Animal Model of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer”