Dr. Lin Yang

“It is a marathon, not a sprint”. The journal of facing cancer is often likened to a marathon rather than a spirit, as it involves challenges that span from diagnosis to long-term survivorship. But how can we best prepare ourselves for this endurance race? Cancer prehabilitation, which focuses on optimizing mental and physical health before cancer treatment, has typically been used in surgical setting. The PEAK-project focuses on the pre-implementation phase, aims to co-develop a logic model with key stakeholders that can be used to guide the design, implementation, and evaluation of cancer prehabilitaton programs. The long-term goal is to establish the comprehensive design of cancer prehabilitation programs that can be tailored to: a) deliver prehabilitation services to cancer patients and improve cancer outcomes, and b) provide research platforms to generate evidence and increase the precision of prehabilitation program design and delivery.

Funder: Canadian Cancer Society