MOVE Program

Multidisciplinary Oncology Vitality and Exercise (MOVE) program

About Us

It is well known that cancer and cancer treatments can impact health in many ways. Our goal is to help patients at any point during their cancer experience maintain, improve, and sustain their health and physical function. Our multidisciplinary team integrates functional assessments, rehabilitation sessions, and exercise prescriptions into a supportive and comprehensive care plan for people with cancer. We deliver care that will improve both physical function and physical activity, which are proven to be predictors of better treatment tolerability, function, survival, and quality of life.

In addition to the clinical care provided by the MOVE program, we are actively involved in research studies to better understand how exercise may play a role in cancer prevention and improving outcomes for people living with cancer.

Get a MOVE on Cancer

Join our 5K Team at the Indiana Women’s Running Festival

Saturday, August 31
Carmel, IN

Download our 12-week training program to walk or run the 5K.

Learn More Walk/Run the 5K Run the 5K

If you need an accessible version, please contact our team.

Our Services

  • Fitness assessment
  • Rehabilitation
  • 1:1 rehab training
  • Cancer treatment specific exercise prescription
  • Group exercise

Research

The MOVE program is actively involved in adding to the pool of exercise oncology research. Below is the research taking place with the MOVE program:

EMBODY: Exercise in Metastatic Breast Cancer

  • This study aims to understand the impact of 1:1 virtual exercise sessions on patients living with metastatic breast cancer.

EXTENSION STUDY: Trial coming soon.

  • Study assessing the feasibility of an on-demand self-guided exercise program for women who are at increased risk for breast cancer.
  • The study involves breast tissue biopsies to determine the impact of excercise directly on tissue changes that may lower risk of breast cancer.

EXERCISE AS MAINTENANCE IN ADVANCED LUNG CANCER: Trial coming soon

  • This study will evaluate the impact of 1:1 virtual exercise sessions on fatigue in patients receiving immunotherapy for advanced lung cancer.

If you are interested in determining whether you might be eligible for any of our studies, please contact Tarah Ballinger at tarahb@iu.edu.

Resources

MOVE Exercise Library:

The MOVE program has a playlist of exercise demos for you to use with your own exercise program.

Watch Playlist

Additional Resources

Survivorship is a Lifestyle: This initiative offers breast cancer survivors and their caregivers an opportunity to engage in lifestyle programs that can improve breast cancer outcomes and overall health. This partnership is offered through Pink-4-Ever, a Indianapolis-based group focused on eliminating breast cancer disparities for Black women.

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I feel like I had regained most of my muscle mass and gained strength and endurance. Dani, and the rest of the team are upbeat, encouraging, positive, and make every patient feel like they are their only patient. I am so happy with the experience and the results. The MOVE program is awesome.

Dan Adams

Contact Information

Email: IUMOVE@iu.edu
Phone: 317-278-1415

 

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