|Funding||Royal CCC Both from Charitable Fund Committees|
|Status||Funding awarded/in set-up|
The benefits of this study is offering the opportunity for the Merseyside region to lead the move to objective assessment of cancer patients for chemotherapy. CPET will improve cancer care by helping to identify patients likely to benefit from chemotherapy and those who it is likely to harm. This allows clinically better outcomes with improved efficacy and reduced complications, and consequently more cost effective treatment. This technique opens the exciting field of exercise intervention to the whole of the Merseyside cancer population. The results from this study will provide the basis for future larger national multicentre studies around exercise testing and chemotherapy treatment of cancer patients.