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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

Practice

Dr. Katie Schmitz laughs with cancer patient Curt Chambers in the exercise room of Penn State Cancer Institute in 2018. Chambers is pointing at Schmitz jokingly.

The Oncology, Nutrition and Exercise (ONE) Group at Penn State College of Medicine has created a series of more than 50 exercise videos and more than 25 patient guides designed to help people living with and beyond cancer.

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Research

Dr. Kathryn Schmitz talks with Dr. Nicholas Zaorsky in 2019. Schmitz is holding a dumbbell.

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.

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Training

The 2020 trainees with the ONE Group at Penn State College of Medicine are pictured with program faculty and staff. There are eight people in two rows.

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

Dr. Kathryn Schmitz

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

Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences (Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research)
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‚Äôs professional mission is to determine how to do so.

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Contact The ONE Group

The Oncology, Nutrition and Education (ONE) Group
Penn State College of Medicine
500 University Dr., Suite T3425
Mail Code CH69
Hershey, PA 17033

Email: ONEGroup@phs.psu.edu