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Professor John Saxton

Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Acting Head of School

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Qualifications

  • PhD

Summary

John Saxton is a Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Acting Head of the School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Hull. He is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences, member of the Physiological Society and has served on Council for the Society for Research in Rehabilitation. His research focuses on the effects of exercise and lifestyle interventions (involving exercise and dietary behaviour change) on wide-ranging health outcomes in people living with and beyond cancer. He has led randomised controlled trials with breast, prostate, bladder and colon cancer patients and as principal investigator or co-Investigator, his work has been supported by Cancer Research UK, the American Institute of Cancer Research, the Prostate Cancer Charity, Yorkshire Cancer Research and the NIHR-HTA. He is currently Co-Chief investigator for the PREPARE-ABC trial, a multicentre randomised controlled trial which is investigating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of pre- and post-operative exercise programmes on short- and longer-term health outcomes in patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery. In 2010 he was the lead editor of a book entitled Exercise and cancer survivorship: impact on health outcomes and quality of life, published by Springer Scientific (New York).

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Co-designed weight management intervention for women recovering from oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer

Saxton, J. M., Pickering, K., Wane, S., Humphreys, H., Crank, H., Anderson, A. S., …Wilson, C. (2022). Co-designed weight management intervention for women recovering from oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. BMC Cancer, 22(1), Article 1202. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-022-10287-y

The experiences and perceptions of female breast cancer patients regarding weight management during and after treatment for oestrogen-receptor positive disease: a qualitative study

Saxton, J., Pickering, K., Wane, S., Crank, H., Anderson, A., Cain, H., …Wilson, C. (2022). The experiences and perceptions of female breast cancer patients regarding weight management during and after treatment for oestrogen-receptor positive disease: a qualitative study. BMC Cancer, 22(1), Article 1189. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-022-10238-7

Supervised and Non-Supervised Exercise Programs for the Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue in Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Reverte-Pagola, G., Sánchez-Trigo, H., Saxton, J., & Sañudo, B. (2022). Supervised and Non-Supervised Exercise Programs for the Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue in Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cancers, 14(14), Article 3428. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14143428

Evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of an exercise and behaviour change intervention in socioeconomically deprived patients with peripheral arterial disease: The textpad study protocol

Cucato, G., Snowden, C., McCone, E., Nesbitt, C., Nandhra, S., Fong, M., …Prentis, J. (2022). Evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of an exercise and behaviour change intervention in socioeconomically deprived patients with peripheral arterial disease: The textpad study protocol. PLoS ONE, 17(6), Article e0269999. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0269999

Acute aerobic exercise-conditioned serum reduces colon cancer cell proliferation in vitro through interleukin-6-induced regulation of DNA damage

Orange, S. T., Jordan, A. R., Odell, A., Kavanagh, O., Hicks, K. M., Eaglen, T., …Saxton, J. M. (2022). Acute aerobic exercise-conditioned serum reduces colon cancer cell proliferation in vitro through interleukin-6-induced regulation of DNA damage. International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer, 151(2), 265-274. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.33982

Research interests

Exercise physiology; exercise oncology; clinical exercise science; randomised controlled trials; exercise intervention studies; cancer survivorship; people living with and beyond cancer;

Lead investigator

Project

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Started

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Project

PREPARE ABC:SupPoRtive Exercise Programmes for Accelerating REcovery after major ABdominal Cancer surgery

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£52,439.00

Started

1 July 2022

Status

Ongoing

Co-investigator

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Started

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Project

A phase II, randomised feasibility trial of a tailored, home-based exercise programme on disease-free survival among early stage high-risk recurring cancers in Yorkshire

Funder

YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£932,740.00

Started

1 September 2022

Status

Ongoing

Postgraduate supervision

Exercise physiology; exercise oncology; clinical exercise science; randomised controlled trials/feasbility and pilot studies; exercise intervention studies; cancer survivorship; people living with and beyond cancer;

Honorary position

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Honorary Fellowship

2009

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