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University of Rochester study finds exercise works better than medication for cancer-related fatigue

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A new study finds exercise works better than medication to reduce cancer-related fatigue, according to researchers from the University of Rochester. 

Their study also found that psychological therapy is another helpful intervention. 

“I think what we didn’t expect was the pharmaceutical interventions that we have tested so far were ineffective as they were and there’s a big difference between pharmaceutical versus exercise or psychological interventions,” said Dr. Karen Mustian, Associate Professor of Surgery with URMC.

The National Cancer Institute has chosen cancer-related fatigue as a top research priority. Researchers from Wilmot have been studying the issue for nearly 15 years. 

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