The background image is ONE Group staff member Melanie Potiaumpai, PhD, works with cancer patient Curt Chambers in the exercise room at Penn State Cancer Institute in 2018. Both are smiling and Chambers is pulling on a resistance band.
Transforming cancer care
The Oncology, Nutrition and Exercise (ONE) Group at Penn State College of Medicine/Penn State Cancer Institute is leading a transformation in cancer care by establishing evidence-based physical activity and nutrition interventions as the standard of care from the point of diagnosis forward, including active treatment, rehabilitation and for the balance of life.
About The ONE Group's work
The Oncology, Nutrition and Exercise (ONE) Group at Penn State College of Medicine offers no-cost exercise consultations to individuals before and after cancer treatment.
From real patients
“Appreciate all of the attention and work. This program was well worth it!”
Patients who have participated in the ONE Group exercise programs have expressed feeling better physically and mentally. The programs have been a starting point in getting active, even for those who report not being an “exerciser”.
“It was fun to participate! It was a good experience.”
The Oncology, Nutrition and Exercise (ONE) Group at Penn State College of Medicine has compiled resources and writes an occasional blog that may serve as sources of inspiration to those living with and beyond cancer.
The Oncology, Nutrition and Exercise (ONE) Group at Penn State College of Medicine is leading a number of studies seeking to better understand the role of diet and activity in people who have or have survived cancer.
The Oncology, Nutrition and Exercise (ONE) Group at Penn State College of Medicine offers undergraduate research internships and postdoctoral fellowships to highly qualified trainees interested in pursuing careers in exercise oncology.
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About the research team
The background image is Dr. Kathyrn Schmitz is seen in an exercise space in 2017. She is leaning against a shelf containing weights and resistance bands.
Principal investigator: Kathryn H. Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM, FTOS
Distinguished Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, Penn State Cancer Institute (Cancer Control Program)
Penn State College of Medicine
Dr. Kathryn Schmitz is a leading researcher in exercise oncology – the use of exercise in cancer prevention, control and survivorship. She has led many exercise trials and translated her work into clinical practice, publishing more than 240 peer-reviewed scientific papers.
She served as president of the American College of Sports Medicine from June 2018 to May 2019 and, in 2018, chaired an international multidisciplinary ACSM roundtable on “Exercise and Cancer Prevention and Control,” at which physicians, outpatient rehabilitation specialists, researchers and exercise professionals in the room broadly agreed that the field of exercise oncology needs to be elevated further. Dr. Schmitz’s professional mission is to determine how to do so.
The background image is Three people in fitness attire are seen laying on their sides in a workout space.