Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses for Cancer Rehabilitation

Articles That Could Be Applied Across Cancer Diagnoses

Impact of exercise on chemotherapy completion rate: A systematic review of the evidence and recommendations for future exercise oncology research. Bland KA, Zadravec K, Landry T, Weller S, Meyers L, Campbell KL. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2019 Apr;136:79-85.

High-intensity exercise interventions in cancer survivors: a systematic review exploring the impact on health outcomes. Toohey K, Pumpa K, McKune A, Cooke J, Semple S. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2018 Jan;144(1):1-12.

A Systematic Review of Exercise Systematic Reviews in the Cancer Literature (2005-2017). Stout NL, Baima J, Swisher AK, Winters-Stone KM, Welsh J. PM R. 2017 Sep;9(9S2):S347-S384.

Progressive muscle relaxation as a supportive intervention for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: A systematic review. Pelekasis P, Matsouka I, Koumarianou A. Palliat Support Care. 2017 Aug;15(4):465-473.

Effectiveness of music intervention in ameliorating cancer patients' anxiety, depression, pain, and fatigue: a meta-analysis. Tsai HF, Chen YR, Chung MH, Liao YM, Chi MJ, Chang CC, Chou KR. Cancer Nurs. 2014 Nov-Dec;37(6):E35-50.

Are exercise programs effective for improving health-related quality of life among cancer survivors? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Mishra SI, Scherer RW, Snyder C, Geigle P, Gotay C. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2014 Nov 1;41(6):E326-42.

Abdominal Cancer

A systematic review of prehabilitation programs in abdominal cancer surgery. Hijazi Y, Gondal U, Aziz O. Int J Surg. 2017 Mar;39:156-162.

Breast Cancer

Effects of exercise on the quality of life in breast cancer patients: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Zhang X, Li Y, Liu D. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Jan;27(1):9-21.

Safety and efficacy of progressive resistance training in breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Cheema BS, Kilbreath SL, Fahey PP, Delaney GP, Atlantis E. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Nov;148(2):249-68.

Systematic review of economic evaluations of exercise and physiotherapy for patients treated for breast cancer. Khan KA, Mazuquin B, Canaway A, Petrou S, Bruce J. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Apr 17.

Colorectal Cancer

Systematic review of exercise training in colorectal cancer patients during treatment. van Rooijen SJ, Engelen MA, Scheede-Bergdahl C, Carli F, Roumen RMH, Slooter GD, Schep G. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2018 Feb;28(2):360-370.

The effect of physical activity on fatigue among survivors of colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Brandenbarg D, Korsten JHWM, Berger MY, Berendsen AJ. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Feb;26(2):393-403.

Patient education interventions for colorectal cancer patients with stoma: A systematic review. Faury S, Koleck M, Foucaud J, M'Bailara K, Quintard B. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Oct;100(10):1807-1819.


Nonpharmacological Interventions for Cancer-Related Fatigue: A Systematic Review and Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis. Wu C, Zheng Y, Duan Y, Lai X, Cui S, Xu N, Tang C, Lu L. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2019 Mar 28.

The effect of physical activity on fatigue among survivors of colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Brandenbarg D, Korsten JHWM, Berger MY, Berendsen AJ. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Feb;26(2):393-403.

Lung Cancer

Effects of prehabilitation and rehabilitation including a home-based component on physical fitness, adherence, treatment tolerance, and recovery in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review. Driessen EJ, Peeters ME, Bongers BC, Maas HA, Bootsma GP, van Meeteren NL, Janssen-Heijnen ML. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2017 Jun;114:63-76.

Prostate Cancer

The Effect of Nutrition Therapy and Exercise on Cancer-Related Fatigue and Quality of Life in Men with Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review. Baguley BJ, Bolam KA, Wright ORL, Skinner TL. Nutrients. 2017 Sep 12;9(9). pii: E1003.

Work after prostate cancer: a systematic review. McLennan V, Ludvik D, Chambers S, Frydenberg M. J Cancer Surviv. 2019 Mar 21.

Urogenital Cancer

Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Urogenital Cancer: A Systematic Review of Clinical Measures for Incontinence. Jeffrey A, Harrington SE, Hill A, Roscow A, Alappattu M. Rehabil Oncol. 2017 Jul;35(3):130-136.

Rehabilitation interventions to improve patient-reported outcomes and physical fitness in survivors of muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review protocol. Rammant E, Bultijnck R, Sundahl N, Ost P, Pauwels NS, Deforche B, Pieters R, Decaestecker K, Fonteyne V. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 6;7(5):e016054.