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Kathryn Schmitz

Kathryn Schmitz

Program: Biobehavioral Cancer Control

(412) 623-6216 5150 Centre Ave
Suite 549B
Pittsburgh PA

I am an exercise oncology research. My work focuses on large clinical trials related to physical activity and cancer, across the cancer control continuum, from primary prevention to addressing the needs of advanced cancer patients. The central mission of my work is to make exercise standard of care in oncology. Therefore, in addition to the efficacy trials my lab conducts, I am also actively involved in national and international efforts related to implementation of exercise for people living with and beyond cancer. Hillman Cancer Center is a vibrant community of science with an enormous network, which forms a tremendous platform from which to conduct both efficacy and implementation trials. The spirit of entrepreneurism at HCC allows innovation in keeping with my central mission. I envision my role will start with standing up 3 large NIH funded trials ranging from primary prevention to advanced cancer patients, all with an exercise oncology focus. In the process of standing up those trials, at least two of which will use the network, I will be learning about the process of connecting with and using the network sites for research. Through that process I will learn about what infrastructure and processes might be useful to help expand research in the catchment area, in my role as AD of Catchment Area Research. In my role as leader of the exercise oncology initiative, my goal is to partner with the clinicians of HCC to discern the best ways to ensure that all cancer patients are informed about the benefits of exercise, supported to become active, and referred to appropriate resources (to include outpatient rehabilitation).

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