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Professor Robert Newton

Biography:
Professor Robert Newton, PhD, AEP, CSCS*D, FESSA, FNSCAis Associate Dean, Medical and Exercise Sciences and Research Professor, Exercise Medicine Research Institute at Edith Cowan University Perth, Western Australia. Current major research directions include: reducing decline in strength, body composition and functional ability in cancer patients; cancer related fatigue and the influence of exercise; exercise medicine and tumour biology. He is an accredited exercise physiologist with a clinical appointment predominantly consulting to cancer patients.

Professor Newton has published over 370 refereed scientific journal articles, 450 conference abstracts and papers, two books, 16 book chapters and has a current Scopus h-Index of 72 with his work being cited 17,500 times. As of 2019 his research had attracted over $35Million in competitive research funding. In 2018 he received the career achievement award from the Cancer Council WA and was a finalist for Western Australian of the Year and finalist for the Premier’s Science Award.

Exercise causes various body tissues and organs to release dozens of different hormones, molecules and cells which then signal and influence the entire body; changing structure, switching off disease processes, inhibiting cancer development, improving function and mental health. Exercise medicine is now recognised as a legitimate preventative and treatment therapy with targeted prescription providing specific effects across all chronic diseases. In this presentation we will explore this incredible endogenous pharmacy specifically for the treatment of cancer and the role that medical, allied health and fitness professionals can play integrating exercise medicine into patient management.

Abstract:
Exercise causes various body tissues and organs to release dozens of different hormones, molecules and cells which then signal and influence the entire body; changing structure, switching off disease processes, inhibiting cancer development, improving function and mental health. Exercise medicine is now recognised as a legitimate preventative and treatment therapy with targeted prescription providing specific effects across all chronic diseases. In this presentation we will explore this incredible endogenous pharmacy specifically for the treatment of cancer and the role that medical, allied health and fitness professionals can play integrating exercise medicine into patient management.