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:

Name Role                              Institution
Andrew Murnane Chair Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne VIC
Di Adams Medical Oncology Campbelltown Hospital, Sydney NSW
Morgan Atkinson Clinical Exercise Physiology  Youth Cancer Services SA/NT, Adelaide SA
Lucy Bucci Clinical Physiotherapy Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne VIC
Prue Cormie Exercise Physiology Australian Catholic University, Melbourne VIC
Sandie McCarthy Nursing University of Queensland and Mater Health,
QLD
David Mizrahi Exercise Physiology/Academic University of New South Wales
Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital, NSW
Sharni Quinn Clinical Physiotherapy Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne VIC
Tina Skinner Senior Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
Elysia Thornton-Benko General Practitioner Specialist General Practitioner/Family, Wellness
and Cancer Survivorship Physician, NSW
Sara Wahlroos Medical Oncology St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney NSW
The 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