Exercise during and after cancer treatment: improving treatment outcomes for women with breast cancer Event as iCalendar


04 August 2017

3:30 - 4:30pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 731.201, Tāmaki Innovation Campus

Location: 261 Morrin Road, St Johns, Auckland

Contact email: tamaki-info@auckland.ac.nz

Head of Tāmaki Innovation Campus Seminar Series

Sandie McCarthy
Professor Sandie McCarthy

Professor Sandie McCarthy
Head, School of Nursing, University of Auckland.

Abstract: There are many short and long-term physical and psychological sequelae of cancer therapy. Apart from well-known short-term effects such as fatigue and nausea, common chronic effects of treatment include cardiac failure, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, lymphoedema, severe vasomotor symptoms, prolonged psychosocial distress, impaired cognitive function, neuropathy and second primary cancers. Given improving survival rates, these conditions arising from treatment could be as significant a public health concern in the near future as the primary diagnosis of breast cancer. In this presentation I will discuss the Women’s Wellness after Cancer Research Program, developed in Australia to address these issues.

Profile: Professor Alexandra McCarthy was appointed Head, School of Nursing, at the University of Auckland in April 2017. A Co-director of the Women’s Wellness after Cancer Program based at the Menzies Institute, Griffith University, she also holds adjunct Professor roles at Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology, and is Visiting Fellow at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. She has extensive practical experience in acute cancer care, which informs her strong international profile in cancer research. McCarthy’s research has two streams. The first focuses upon health promotion and risk reduction in long-term survivors of cancer. The second focuses on the assessment and management of the toxicities of acute cancer treatments, with an emphasis on the older cancer patient.

This seminar will be followed by a networking event (4.30-6pm) in the Atrium, Level 2, Building 730.

Map and location of Tāmaki Innovation Campus