Title

Should resistance training be targeted to a specific subgroup of patients with non-small cell lung cancer?

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.

Place of Publication

Australia

School

Exercise Medicine Research Institute

Comments

Originally published as: Cavalheri, V., Galvao, D., Straker, L.M., & Hill, K. (2017) Should resistance training be targeted to a specific subgroup of patients with non-small cell lung cancer? Respirology, 22(7), 1473-1473. Available here.

Abstract

We have read with great interest the paper by Burtin et al.on quadriceps muscle function in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The study demonstrated that quadriceps force and diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide were predictors of peak oxygen consumption (VO 2peak )(R 2 = 0.67) measured during a maximal exercise test. These findings suggest that peripheral muscle function contributes to exercise capacity in patients following surgery for NSCLC. The authors state in the conclusion that assessment of quadriceps function allows the identification of patients who would benefit from targeted resistance training interventions. This statement suggests that resistance training should be 'targeted' to a specific subgroup rather than provided to all patients with NSCLC.

DOI

10.1111/resp.13130

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