Results of a recent Cochrane review, led by Prof Granger, have demonstrated that there is now high-certainty evidence that preoperative exercise training results in a 55% reduction in the risk of patients developing a post-operative complication after lung cancer surgery.
This means that one more patient will be saved from a post-operative complication for every five patients receiving pre-operative exercise.
The review also found that preoperative exercise may also reduce postoperative length of hospital stay and improve exercise capacity and lung function in this population.
These discoveries call for pre-operative exercise to be implemented into global practice. In this webinar, Prof Granger will discuss the findings and potential next steps towards improving patient access to this treatment globally.
Prof Catherine Granger
Head of Physiotherapy Research, The Royal Melbourne Hospital; Associate Professor of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne
Prof Catherine Granger is a cardiorespiratory physiotherapist and clinician scientist with expertise in physical activity and exercise for cancer and cardiorespiratory patient populations. She is a Professor and Dame Kate Campbell Fellow in the Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne and the Head of Physiotherapy Research at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. She is also a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists as awarded in 2020 and an immediate past Victorian Cancer Agency Clinical Research Fellow (2017-2023).
Prof Granger has an active research program focused on exercise for people with cancer, especially those with lung cancer. She has over 100 publications in peer review journals and has supervised 13 graduate researchers (PhD and MPhil) to date.
Monday 4 December