Today, children who are diagnosed with cancer have good prognosis of survival, but the risk of developing so-called side effects from cancer treatment is however great. Physical activity might potentially reduce or delay multiple common late effects in this population. Levels of physical activity and physical fitness is not well investigated among childhood cancer survivors, and that is our aim in the PACCS project.
Physical Activity in Childhood Cancer Survivors
The aims of my PhD project are:
The PACCS project consist of four workpackages, where the aims are as follows:
My PhD project is a sub-project of work package 2, and the background for my project is that metabolic disorders are highlighted as important late effects giving the childhood cancer survivors increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in adulthood.
Thus, in my PhD project I will explore physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in relation to metabolic risk in a sample of young childhood cancer survivors (aged 9-18 years) and compare the results to a control sample matched by age and sex.