Kidney Cancer Guidebook

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Get Active, Sit Less!


Exercise Guidebook for Kidney Cancer Survivors

Linda Trinh, PhD Department of Kinesiology and Community Health | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Guy E. Faulkner, PhD School of Kinesiology | University of British Columbia Kerry S. Courneya, PhD Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation | University of Alberta Jennifer M. Jones, PhD Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program | Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


“As a urologic oncologist with a particular interest in kidney cancer, I treat many survivors at various stages of disease and have felt that we need a better understanding of the role of physical activity in cancer and its relationship to health outcomes, particularly in managing kidney cancer. As Chair of the Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada (KCRNC), I have encouraged work in this very interesting and potentially useful aspect of a previously underappreciated approach to improving the lives of our patients. This Guidebook will become a valuable resource for kidney cancer survivors and hopefully, will stimulate further studies and research.�

Yours sincerely,

Michael A. S. Jewett, MD, FRCS(C), FACS Farquharson Clinical Research Chair in Oncology Department of Surgery and Surgical Oncology Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network Professor, Department of Surgery (Urology) University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario


We would like to acknowledge the health and medical expert panel, exercise researchers, and kidney cancer survivors for providing initial feedback on the guidebook content. This guidebook was made possible through research funds from the Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada (KCRNC).


For more information about this guidebook, please contact Dr. Linda Trinh at