Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer to affect children. One of the major consequences of ALL is an impaired immune system, which makes children more prone to infections. On the other hand, Natural Killer cells are a type of white blood cell that can find and kill cancerous cells.
What if there was a way to increase the levels of Natural Killer cells in children with ALL? Well, 1st year Master's student, Mila Bjelica, from the Child Health & Exercise Program is aiming to answer that research question in her BOOST study. Tune in to learn more about her exercise intervention and what kind of impact it may have on children with ALL and their families! You may also learn about an initiative to increase the number of 'exercise prescriptions' and the best place to snowboard!
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