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Dr Eva Zopf works for the Supportive Care in Cancer team in ACU's Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, which is lead by A/Prof Prue Cormie. The Supportive Care in Cancer team conducts research focused on the prevention and management of adverse effects of cancer and its treatment. Their work aims to enhance outcomes for people with cancer by developing and evaluating interventions that improve physical, psychological and social wellbeing.
Eva is an exercise physiologist whose research interest focuses on the role of exercise as medicine for the management of cancer. She graduated with a PhD in Sport Science at the German Sport University in Cologne, Germany and worked at the Edith Cowan University as a postdoctoral research fellow before joining ACU in July 2016. Aside from developing, conducting and evaluating exercise intervention studies in cancer patients, Eva is also dedicated to improving the supportive care services available for cancer survivors. She was involved in developing a concept of exercise medicine for cancer patients in Germany, which has been successfully implemented into the medical setting and is supported by German health insurance companies since 2015.
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Enhancing active surveillance of prostate cancer: The potential of exercise medicine, in Nature Reviews Urology
Influence of a six month endurance exercise program on the immune function of prostate cancer patients undergoing Antiandrogen- or Chemotherapy: Design and rationale of the ProImmun study, in BMC Cancer
Clinical exercise interventions in prostate cancer patients-a systematic review of randomized controlled trials, in Supportive Care in Cancer