Dr. Kristin Campbell
Affiliate Scientist, BC Cancer Agency

I'm an affiliate faculty member in cancer control research at the BC Cancer Research Centre and an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. 

My research program is focused on understanding the role of exercise and physical therapy to improve the side effects of cancer treatment and improve the health of cancer survivors

Blog Posts by Dr. Kristin Campbell

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What's next in cancer research and care

We are gearing up for a second phase of the NExT study. For Phase II, we are working with Dr. Levy-Milne in her role as provincial lead for therapeutic oncology services at BC Cancer Agency on three key next steps with the aim to increase access to this type of exercise and healthy eating programming for cancer survivors in British Columbia. The first step is to hire a clinical exercise physiologist or physiotherapist at the BC Cancer Agency who can act as a provincial resource for both healthcare providers and patients. This individual will ensure the most up to date information is available...

Celebrating the impact of patients on cancer research

The patients who participated in the NExT study offered a wealth of information on what worked and what didn’t work, which informs us on how to proceed with Phase II. For example, part of the study focused on testing new ways to individualize exercise for each patient, according to the ups and downs of chemotherapy treatment. The participants provided feedback at each study visit on whether they met the exercise target for that visit and if not, why not. We have used these results to further refine our approach and, when we present this research, we receive a lot of interest from other...

Testing Nutrition and Exercise During Treatment

My name is Dr. Kristin Campbell and I am thrilled to be blogging alongside my colleague Dr. Ryna Levy Milne this month for the BC Cancer Foundation. My research program is focused on understanding the role of exercise and physical therapy to improve the side effects of cancer treatment and the health of cancer survivors. I am the co-leader of the NExT study alongside Cheri Van Patten, a registered dietitian at the BC Cancer Agency. Our study team also includes Dr. Donald McKenzie, a sports medicine physician at UBC, and Dr. Karen Gelmon, a medical oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency. The...