Prestigious grant funding awarded to help cancer patients get BETTER after surgery

A new project to help patients recover their physical abilities after cancer surgery has been awarded £340,000 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Prof. Ian Swaine has brought together a group of researchers from across Kent who have been successful is securing £340,000 in grant funding from the NIHR. The grant, which will be used to fund a feasibility study for the project ‘BETTER’ (Basic Exercise Training to Enhance Recovery). Members of the research group specialise in diverse topics such as surgery, physiotherapy, nursing, health studies and exercise science.

The project is the first of its kind to focus on the debilitating problems associated with loss of physical strength related to the after effects of stomach and chest surgery for cancer. This type of surgery can lead people to have difficulty going about their normal daily activities such as getting dressed or sitting upright. The aim of the project is to help patients regain their physical ability through the development of an innovative exercise programme.

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Read more about the project – Prestigious grant funding awarded to help cancer patients get BETTER after surgery:

https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/news-centre/press-releases/2014/press-release.aspx?instance=2307