Engagement in Long-Term Physical Activity and Lowering the Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer - Lorelei Mucci

January 29, 2019

Lorelei Mucci and Alicia Morgans discuss the findings of a large epidemiologic study examining physical activity and its influence on a wide range of biological processes including anti-inflammatory and insulin pathways, may be linked to a lower risk of prostate cancer. In addition to being one of the largest of its kind, the study stands out in that researchers were able to examine medical records, pathology reports, and disease-specific questionnaires, and to leverage molecular subtyping data—information that lets researchers classify types of cancer based on molecular and clinical characteristics—to better understand how prostate cancer develops. 


Lorelei Mucci, MPH, ScD, Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Cancer Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention Program within the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). In addition, Dr. Mucci is the Leader of the Cancer Epidemiology Program at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.

Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.