Cardiorespiratory Muscle Response to Chemotherapy & Exercise


Presented by Ashley Smuder, Ph.D., and Branden Nguyen 

This course explores how doxorubicin chemotherapy can impact cardiorespiratory system function and covers our current understanding of how exercise training may help limit these adverse effects. 

This course was developed using content from ACSM’s 2023 From Around the Field webinar series. 

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Identify the mechanisms that promote cardiac dysfunction, muscle weakness and fatigue following doxorubicin chemotherapy treatment.  
  2. Summarize the current understanding of the protective effects of exercise to prevent chemotherapy-related muscle toxicity.  
  3. Explore preclinical versus clinical exercise outcomes related to exercise and cancer treatment.