CANCER-RELATED COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT: Management of CRCI: Edited by Janet Ellis and Elie Isenberg-GrzedaEffects of exercise interventions and physical activity behavior on cancer-related cognitive impairments: an updateSchaffrath, Nilsa,b; Oberste, Maxa; Zimmer, Philippa,cAuthor Information aGerman Sport University Cologne, Department for Molecular and Cellular Sports Medicine, Cologne, Germany bClinic Northwest, Department for Oncology and Hematology, Frankfurt, Germany cGerman Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany Correspondence to Dr Philipp Zimmer, PhD, Group Leader, German Sport University Cologne, Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, 50933 Cologne, Germany. Tel: +49 0 221 4982 5440; fax: +49 0 221 4982 8370; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care: March 2017 - Volume 11 - Issue 1 - p 52-59 doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000249 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review The purpose of this review is to give an update on studies investigating the influence of physical activity behavior and exercise interventions on cancer-related cognitive impairments. Recent findings Cross-sectional and observational studies underline previous findings, revealing an association of cancer patients’ fitness and their cognitive functions. Results from interventional studies are sparse. Only one study investigated self-perceived cognitive function in breast cancer patients as a secondary outcome, indicating no effects. Summary Recent research on physical activity and exercise interventions is still restricted by methodological limitations, including the wide variation in assessments and the lack of adequate control groups. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.