Eduardo Bruera, MD, FAAHPM, Medical Director, Department of Supportive Care Center, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, called the dyadic intervention “highly innovative.”
“We all talk about movement, exercise, and the importance of physical activity for our patients, but we also know that patients frequently fail to adhere to those recommendations,” said Dr. Bruera. “One of the reasons I was excited about this study is it’s engaging patients and their caretakers…. By shortening this intervention, it could also be adapted to situations such as palliative care, where yoga has shown benefits, but adherence is a problem.” ■
DISCLOSURE: Dr. Bruera reported no conflicts of interest.
Yoga therapy delivered to patients with lung cancer and their caregivers together appears to be a feasible and beneficial supportive care strategy. According to data presented at the 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium,1 the dyadic intervention resulted in a clinically and...