In honor of cancer prevention month, we are featuring a new cancer prevention “short” each week. These short videos will focus on topics related to cancer prevention and screening.
While many people understand that exercise can help lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes, exercise’s role in reducing cancer risk gets less time in the headlines. In this webucation module, Justin Brown, MA, CSCS, discusses the benefits of exercise in reducing your cancer risk.
About the Presenter
Justin C. Brown, MA, CSCS is a PhD student in the Division of Clinical Epidemiology in the Perelman School of Medicine – University of Pennsylvania. A clinical strength and conditioning specialist, and active cancer researcher, Justin holds degrees in exercise physiology and kinesiology.
Justin previously served as a clinical exercise physiologist at the University of Connecticut. He joined the University of Pennsylvania as a cancer energetics fellow in 2011. His clinical responsibilities include providing physical rehabilitative training, as well as providing consultations to cancer survivors interested in starting physical rehabilitation. His research interests are in energy balance (physical activity and diet) and their association with outcomes such as quality-of-life and cancer recurrence among people with colorectal cancer.