The Exercise and Cancer Group is committed to progressing a national approach to the implementation of exercise in cancer care. The vision of the Group is enhanced supportive care practice and policy leading to improved outcomes for patients through affordable, accessible and effective exercise medicine. The overarching aim of the COSA Exercise and Cancer Group is to have exercise incorporated as a standard component of care for people with cancer. The primary objectives of the group are to:

  • Promote and progress a national approach to the implementation of evidence-based exercise in cancer care.
  • Foster and facilitate effective research, education and advocacy of the role of exercise in cancer care.
  • Engage stakeholders and collaborate with partners to improve the quality of, and access to, exercise in cancer care.
  • Provide a multidisciplinary forum for discussion and exchange of knowledge and experiences related to exercise in cancer care.

Executive Committee

   
Mr Andrew Murnane Chair Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC
Dr Tina Skinner Deputy Chair University of Queensland, QLD
Dr Di Adams Medical Oncology Campbelltown Hospital, NSW
Mr Morgan Atkinson Clinical Exercise Physiology  Youth Cancer Services SA/NT, SA
Ms Lucy Bucci Clinical Physiotherapy Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC
Prof Sandie McCarthy Nursing University of Queensland & Mater Health, QLD
Dr David Mizrahi Exercise Physiology UNSW; Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital
Ms Sharni Quinn Clinical Physiotherapy Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC
Dr Elysia Thornton-Benko Specialist General Practitioner Research Fellow University of NSW, Kids Cancer Centre
Dr Sara Wahlroos Medical Oncology St Vincent's Hospital, NSW;
Garvan Institute of Medical Research


We warmly welcome professionals from all discipline areas with an interest in exercise to get involved with our group. Please feel free to contact the Chair if you are interested in contributing to the Group’s activities (Andrew.Murnane@petermac.org).

Exercise & Cancer Group Terms of Reference (pdf) - November 2019 

AGM Minutes
24 November 2020