Timothy Gilligan, MD, MSc
“Knowing that exercise after surgery can help women with breast cancer quickly restore their full range of arm motion is an important step forward in their care,” said Timothy Gilligan, MD, MSc, Vice Chair for Education and Associate Professor of Medicine, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute and moderator of a press briefing held before the 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium. “This study demonstrates that physical therapy provides important benefits for women with breast cancer who undergo lymph node dissection.” ■
DISCLOSURE: Dr. Gilligan reported no conflicts of interest.
In breast cancer survivors after lymph node dissection, a combined education and exercise intervention resulted in patients regaining full range of motion in both arms sooner than those who received education alone, according to follow-up from a phase III clinical trial reported by Electra D....