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About the Speaker


Dr Wong Chin Jung

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Dr Wong is a physical medicine and rehabilitation consultant in the department of rehab medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. His interests include musculoskeletal rehabilitaion, chronic pain management and cancer rehabilitation. He completed his training in cancer rehabilitation at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto in 2017.

Currently, he leads the inpatient orthopaedic and trauma rehabilitation team. He also runs the cancer survivorship rehabilitation outpatient clinics at the Singapore Cancer Society and the cancer rehabilitation clinics in Tan Tock Seng Hospital.  He believes firmly in an interdisciplinary team approach in the management of rehabilitation issues in cancer patients and is interested in further developing cancer rehabilitation services in Singapore.

Presentation Abstract

Exercise Prescription for Cancer Survivors

With rapid advances in cancer care, our knowledge in various aspects of oncology continues to evolve. One such area is in exercise. Evidence for exercise in the oncology patient continues to grow and it is now considered an intervention that is safe and provides improvement to quality of life. Despite this, there still remains a large difference in research findings and clinical practice. In some cancer populations, the prevalence of individuals exercising can be as low as 4% (Robert et. al 2014).

Various reasons for this have been cited including safety concerns and lack of resources. This talk aims to discuss benefits of exercise in this group of patients and also cover safety concerns, precautions that are commonly taken so as to promote confidence in exercise prescription.