Information for Healthcare Professionals

The Alberta Cancer Exercise (ACE) Program supplements current healthcare standards with additional exercise and activity opportunities for cancer survivors. Taking part in the ACE study offers opportunity to engage with other survivors and trained exercise professionals in a safe and supportive environment. Research findings from this study will support future development of sustainable community wellness programs for survivors

WHICH PATIENTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART IN THIS STUDY?

Eligible study participants must:

  • have a diagnosis of cancer

  • be over the age of 18 years

  • be able to participate in low-intensity levels of activity at minimum

  • be pre-treatment, or receiving active cancer treatment (i.e., surgery, systemic therapy and radiation therapy), or have received cancer treatment within the past 3 years; OR present with ongoing / late presenting impairments related to cancer / cancer treatment

  • be able to provide informed written consent in English

IS A PHYSICIAN REFERRAL REQUIRED?

Participants do not need to be referred by a physician. However, as part of the initial screening for safety, researchers will ask participants to complete an intake form and questionnaire, and will require physician approval.  Additionally, a physical fitness assessment will be completed to measure baseline fitness levels to best support triage to the appropriate programming in the community, bridging or rehabilitation services.

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