Public lecture: Trying to outrun cancer

  • 6 April 2022
  • 5:30 - 6:30pm
  • Online (Zoom)

Presented by the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

This public lecture will be delivered by Dr Mhairi Morris, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at Loughborough University, on Wednesday 6th April at 5:30pm. The talk will discuss the benefits of exercise in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

It is becoming increasingly apparent that physical activity and exercise play a key role in reducing cancer risk and helping to improve patient outcomes, but we don’t fully understand what’s going on at the cellular and molecular level. This presentation will focus on how exercise prevents cancer in the first place, and why exercise is important for immune function in those living with and beyond cancer, as well as the outline recommendations for exercise.

The talk will also take a brief look at ways in which exercise alters the behaviour of cancer cells in relation to other cell types found in the local tumour microenvironment and what this may mean for patients living with cancer.

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This public lecture is free to attend and is open to anyone with an interest in the topic. The event will take place online via Zoom and will last for approximately an hour. To book your place please complete the online booking form, you will be emailed joining details the day before the talk. This talk will be recorded and the recording will be made available online a few days after the event. If you have any questions please email