Canadian Cancer Trials Group Bulletins


Study Story: CO.21 Strengthening the body

Clinical trials don't always set out to prove whether drugs are effective. They can also test surgeries, radiation therapy, or even exercise. Dr. Christopher Booth was a CCTG research fellow in 2006 when results of a 30-year study in the United States noted that the nurses who exercised were less likely to contract colon cancer. Even more interesting was that those who contracted colon cancer and exercised were less likely to relapse. This led to the CO.21 Challenge Trial.

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