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Alexander Lucas, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Prevention and Control

Department affiliations

Instructor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, School of Medicine

Education

PhD, The Ohio State University (2014)
MS, Wake Forest University (2010)

Research description

My work focuses on the role of health behaviors in preventing disease progression and in limiting the development of comorbid conditions during cancer survivorship. I have conducted research on the effects of physical activity interventions in prostate, breast, and endometrial cancer patients and survivors. I am the local PI of a pilot study to examine the feasibility of implementing a tailored exercise program for lymphoma patients undergoing treatment with anthracycline-based chemotherapy. Additional areas of interest include health-related quality of life, cardiometabolic disease, and developing my research program to address health disparities among multiple cancer populations through the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Disease focus of research

Breast, Hematologic Malignancies, Prostate, Genitourinary (GU)

Research keywords

Cancer disparities,Cancer risk behaviors,Cardiotoxicity,Clinical trials,Community health,Obesity,Prevention/population health,Translational science

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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Contact information

Email: alexander.lucas@vcuhealth.org