Episode 34

Ep 32: Dr. Allison Betof, MD, PhD. The effects of exercise on tumor microenvironment


November 19th, 2017

50 mins 13 secs

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About this Episode

Allison is an MD, PhD and a fellow in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In this fascinating conversation, we talk about how exercise may affect tumor vasculature and improve the delivery of common cancer treatments. Allison’s work (along with folks such as Lee Jones) is leading the way in looking to the mechanisms of how exercise can modify the tumor microenvironment.


As a clinician, Allison talks about how the role of exercise in cancer care is viewed through the lens of oncologists. We have a great chat about how if we’re going to view exercise as medicine, we need to treat it with the same rigor we do with any other drug. A huge thanks to Allison for donating her time and offering a unique perspective to exercise oncology!