Rehabilitation Considerations for the Older Cancer SurvivorPreventing Frailty in Older Cancer SurvivorsWinters-Stone, Kerri M. PhD; Bennett, Jill RN, PhD; Mick, Daniel RNAuthor Information School of Nursing (Drs Winters-Stone and Bennett and Mr Mick) and Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland (Drs Winters-Stone and Bennett). Correspondence: Kerri M. Winters-Stone, PhD, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, SN-ORD, 3455 SW, US Veteran's Hospital Rd, Portland, OR 97239 ([email protected]). The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: October/December 2015 - Volume 31 - Issue 4 - p 241-245 doi: 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000084 Buy Metrics Abstract Emerging data suggest that cancer treatments can accelerate the aging process in older cancer survivors, increasing their risk for developing frailty, a state of aging that implies an increasing vulnerability to stressors. Frailty may explain the greater level of disability, increased fall risk, lower physical functioning, and increased mortality in cancer survivors relative to their healthy peers. Obviously, reducing frailty would be of benefit to the cancer survivor, and exercise training may hold promise as a therapeutic approach to reducing frailty in older cancer survivors. The purpose of this review was to summarize the current understanding of (1) the linkages between cancer, cancer treatment, and the development of frailty; and (2) the role that exercise training might play in reducing this condition. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.