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Exercise, Cancer

In this video, Eric Durak spends about 26 minutes speaking on "Exercise, Cancer " at the 32nd Annual Cancer Convention held on Labor Day weekend by the Cancer Control Society.

About Eric Durak

ERIC DURAK, M.S. received his Master of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1986. After coming to California he took continuing education courses in Professional Writing at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Public Health at Loma Linda University.

He later worked at top conditioning centers which included Sports Training Institute, New York City and at the Santa Barbara Athletic Club in California. He also did medical research in diabetes at the Santa Barbara Sansum Medical Research Foundation. Since 1992, he has been the Director of Medical Health and Fitness, a consulting firm dedicated to incorporating and promoting exercise within the health care system.

Eric’s research experience in cancer started in 1994 with the advent of an exercise program in Santa Barbara. Since that time over 50 participants have gone through this unique program. It has generated 4 national abstracts and 5 medical articles. Eric has previously published scientific articles in Journals such as: The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diabetes Care, The Diabetes Educator, Rehab Management, Sports Medicine, Training, Rehabiliatation, The Somatics Journal, as well as numerous magazine articles. He is the author of Cancer Exercise, Wellness and Rehabilitation and 5 clinical booklets, all published in 1996.

Eric may be contacted at Medical Health and Fitness by phone 805-692-9929, website and e-mail [email protected].


Well, thank you, Norman.

I wanted to let everyone know that it's been an interesting decade for me. I actually spoke at cancer control conference about nine years ago, and it was one of the very first lectures that I did in the area of exercise in cancer. Well, a decade later, we have a number of sites around the United States that we've developed.

And I think this is my eighty nine four 90th lecture specifically on exercise and cancer over the last seven or eight years. And so I'm happy to I'm happy to be back at Cancer Control. And what I'm going to do in the next 20 minutes is to give you what I consider to be the next revolution in cancer care. You've been out in the exhibit halls. You've talked with a lot of people. There's a lot of folks who are involved with this lecture, this conference in total, who are really interested in getting alternative therapies into what we would consider mainstream cancer care. And I believe that over the last decade, I have found one of the most intriguing ways to get a complementary therapy and also a preventive agent involved that is actually not only accepted by mainstream oncology, but I've actually done most of my lectures in the past decade at medical centers. So let's let's start our lecture here. And I'm going to sort of run you through where I would like to go here in the next few minutes. I want to talk in bits and pieces in this lecture about the general benefits of exercise as it relates to cancer care. We're going to talk a little bit about some data. We're going to talk a little bit about some of the lectures that I've given and some of the programs that we have across the United States. And we're going to sort of put everything in the mix. I'm going to talk about the health care connection, because I believe that exercise right now over the last decade can stand toe to toe with many other types of complementary therapies as it relates to oncology. I want to talk about lifestyle modifications, because one of the things that I have found out to be a relative truism is that when a cancer patient gets involved with an exercise program, you can bet that they're going to get involved with one or two or three other types of complementary cancer care. I'm going to talk about longevity and survivorship issues, because as some members of the audience know, I started a program in Southern California 10 years ago, and I'm actually going to report to you

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