Rehabilitation specialists practicing in oncology seek to improve overall function of individuals they serve. The pair of studies by Boyd, et al., show that the mental load of understanding our body in space (working body schema) is greater among women treated for breast cancer. This foundational research provides a basis to explore how working body schemas may impact functional abilities post cancer treatment, which can drive new interventions to treat the impairments faced by this population (see the OncoReads offerings on these studies). Understanding the course of cancer-related fatigue during an exercise program is important for clinicians in prescribing, monitoring, and progressing programs. The study by Marker, et al provides this reference to which active participants can be compared, while the commentary by Hidde and colleagues (featured as a Rehab Onc Podcast) as well as the Research Roundup by Chongaway and Doherty discuss high intensity interval training for individuals with cancer. Lastly, in an effort to provide essential clinical tools for rehabilitation specialists, Rehabilitation Oncology will only accept systematic reviews that incorporate bias assessment into the conclusions and recommendations of the review; see the Editor’s Message and Instructions for Authors for details.
- Editor-in-Chief, Mary Insana Fisher, PT, PhD