Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH

Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH

Distinguished Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research
Distinguished Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
Disease Teams:
Survivorship
kzs95@psu.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Kathryn Schmitz is a leading researcher in exercise oncology - the use of exercise in cancer prevention, control and survivorship.

Dr. Schmitz, who has led many exercise trials and translated her work into clinical practice, has published more than 240 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has had $25 million in funding for her research since 2001.

She was the lead author of the first American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Roundtable on Exercise for Cancer Survivors, which published guidance for exercise testing and prescription for cancer survivors in July 2010.

In March 2018, Dr. Schmitz 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.

  • Exercise
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms
  • Therapeutics
  • Lymphedema
  • Health
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Weights and Measures
  • Breast Cancer Lymphedema
  • Survivors
  • Quality of Life

Clinical Trials

Imaging and Mobile Assessments of Cognition, Environment, and Sleep Study
CUFF Study: Characterization of Upper Limb Function following Mastectomy and Reconstruction for Breast Cancer
The Effects of a Prehabilitation Exercise Program in Adults Receiving a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
Physical Activity Post-cancer for Adolescents and Young Adults (PAPAYA) Pilot trial-Qualitative Component
Trial Assessing Light-Intensity Exercise on the Health of Older Breast Cancer Survivors (TALIE-HO Breast Cancer Survivors)
Adolescent and young adult professional and Olympian athlete cancer survivors
Nurse AMIE (Addressing Malignancies in Individuals Everyday) in Rural PA and WV

Recent Publications

2022

Caru, M, Levesque, A, Rao, P, Dandekar, S, Terry, C, Brown, V, McGregor, L & Schmitz, K 2022, 'A scoping review to map the evidence of physical activity interventions in post-treatment adolescent and young adult cancer survivors', Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, vol. 171, 103620. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.critrevonc.2022.103620
Zaorsky, NG, Garrett, S, Spratt, DE, Nguyen, PL, Sciamanna, C & Schmitz, K 2022, 'Exercise: A Treatment That Should Be Prescribed With Radiation Therapy', International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol. 112, no. 1, pp. 96-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.08.005
Sturgeon, KM, Smith, AM, Federici, EH, Kodali, N, Kessler, R, Wyluda, E, Cream, L, Ky, B & Schmitz, K 2022, 'Feasibility of a tailored home-based exercise intervention during neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients', BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 14, no. 1, 31. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13102-022-00420-6
Stine, JG, Schreibman, IR, Faust, AJ, Dahmus, J, Stern, B, Soriano, C, Rivas, G, Hummer, B, Kimball, SR, Geyer, NR, Chinchilli, VM, Loomba, R, Schmitz, K, Sciamanna, C, Strine, C, Wentzel, R, Marlin, S, Sica, C, Vesek, J, Eyster, E, Sinoway, L, Bentz, K, Handley, N, Hershey Fell, B, Mottilla, S, Christ, C, George, S, Novchich, T, Beyer, M, Clarke, K, Myers, T, Glading-Steinruck, M, Krok, K, Ma, T, Riley, T, Thompson, E, Tressler, H, Broach, J, Doan, T, Patrick, S, Reed, S, Hamilton, C, Slavoski, K & Tregea, D 2022, 'NASHFit: A randomized controlled trial of an exercise training program to reduce clotting risk in patients with NASH', Hepatology. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep.32274
Stine, JG, Schreibman, IR, Faust, AJ, Dahmus, J, Stern, B, Soriano, C, Rivas, G, Hummer, B, Kimball, SR, Geyer, NR, Chinchilli, VM, Schmitz, K & Sciamanna, C 2022, 'Reply', Hepatology. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep.32390
Yang, Y, Cuffee, YL, Aumiller, BB, Schmitz, K, Almeida, DM & Chinchilli, VM 2022, 'Serial Mediation Roles of Perceived Stress and Depressive Symptoms in the Association Between Sleep Quality and Life Satisfaction Among Middle-Aged American Adults', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 13, 822564. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.822564
Smith, AL, Chen, J, Wyman, JF, Newman, DK, Berry, A, Schmitz, K, Stapleton, AE, Klusaritz, H, Lin, G, Stambakio, H & Sutcliffe, S 2022, 'Survey of lower urinary tract symptoms in United States women using the new lower urinary tract dysfunction research Network-Symptom Index 29 (LURN-SI-29) and a national research registry', Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 650-661. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24870

2021

Brown, JC, Sarwer, DB, Troxel, AB, Sturgeon, K, DeMichele, AM, Denlinger, CS & Schmitz, KH 2021, 'A randomized trial of exercise and diet on body composition in survivors of breast cancer with overweight or obesity', Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 189, no. 1, pp. 145-154. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-021-06284-7
Brown, JC, Sarwer, DB, Troxel, AB, Sturgeon, K, DeMichele, AM, Denlinger, CS & Schmitz, KH 2021, 'A randomized trial of exercise and diet on health-related quality of life in survivors of breast cancer with overweight or obesity', Cancer, vol. 127, no. 20, pp. 3856-3864. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.33752
Boyer, AL, Arikawa, AY, Schmitz, KH & Sturgeon, KM 2022, 'Association of Inflammatory Diets with Inflammatory Biomarkers in Women at High Genetic Risk for Breast Cancer', Nutrition and cancer, vol. 74, no. 3, pp. 816-819. https://doi.org/10.1080/01635581.2021.1986554
Nekhlyudov, L, Campbell, GB, Schmitz, KH, Brooks, GA, Kumar, AJ, Ganz, PA & Von Ah, D 2022, 'Cancer-related impairments and functional limitations among long-term cancer survivors: Gaps and opportunities for clinical practice', Cancer, vol. 128, no. 2, pp. 222-229. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.33913
Potiaumpai, M, Doerksen, SE, Chinchilli, VM, Wu, H, Wang, L, Lintz, R & Schmitz, KH 2022, 'Cost evaluation of an exercise oncology intervention: The exercise in all chemotherapy trial', Cancer Reports, vol. 5, no. 3, e1490. https://doi.org/10.1002/cnr2.1490
Ehret, CJ, Zhou, S, Tchou, JC, Schmitz, KH & Sturgeon, KM 2021, 'Dose-dependent effects of aerobic exercise on clinically relevant biomarkers among healthy women at high genetic risk for breast cancer: A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled study', Cancer Reports. https://doi.org/10.1002/cnr2.1497
Bruinsma, TJ, Dyer, AM, Rogers, CJ, Schmitz, KH & Sturgeon, KM 2021, 'Effects of diet and exercise-induced weight loss on biomarkers of inflammation in breast cancer survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 1048-1062. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-20-1029
Zaorsky, NG, Allenby, T, Lin, J, Rosenberg, J, Simone, NL & Schmitz, KH 2021, 'Exercise Therapy and Radiation Therapy for Cancer: A Systematic Review', International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol. 110, no. 4, pp. 973-983. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.11.024
Hughes, A, Dahmus, J, Rivas, G, Hummer, B, Chen See, JR, Wright, JR, Lamendella, R, Schmitz, KH, Sciamanna, C, Ruffin, M, Patterson, AD, Loomba, R & Stine, JG 2021, 'Exercise Training Reverses Gut Dysbiosis in Patients With Biopsy-Proven Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: A Proof of Concept Study', Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 1723-1725. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2020.08.063
Sciamanna, CN, Ladwig, MA, Conroy, DE, Schmitz, KH, Silvis, ML, Ballentine, NH, Auer, BJ & Danilovich, MK 2021, 'Feasibility and impact of a 1-minute daily functional exercise regimen prescribed to older adults by their primary care physician', Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 21, 101307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101307
Schmitz, KH 2021, I Promise you will feel better: The importance of exercising during and after cancer treatment. in Medical Humanities: Criticism and Creativity Breast Cancer Inside Out: Bodies, Biographies & Beliefs. Peter Lang AG, pp. 151-154.
Owusu, C, Nock, NL, Feuntes, V, Margevicius, S, Hergenroeder, P, Austin, K, Bennet, E, Cerne, S, Moore, HCF, Petkac, J, Schluchter, M, Schmitz, KH, Webb Hooper, M, Coccia, S, Nagy, C, Wimbley, L & Berger, NA 2021, 'IMPROVE, a community-based exercise intervention versus support group to improve functional and health outcomes among older African American and Non-Hispanic White breast cancer survivors from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds: Recruitment strategies and baseline characteristics', Cancer, vol. 127, no. 11, pp. 1836-1846. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.33430
Hirko, KA, Dorn, JM, Dearing, JW, Alfano, CM, Wigton, A & Schmitz, KH 2021, 'Implementation of physical activity programs for rural cancer survivors: Challenges and opportunities', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 18, no. 24, 12909. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182412909
Butts, JF, Schmitz, K, Onks, C & Silvis, M 2021, 'Implementing a Physical Activity Consultation Clinic during a Global Pandemic', Current sports medicine reports, vol. 20, no. 8, pp. 389-394. https://doi.org/10.1249/JSR.0000000000000866
Lin, D, Potiaumpai, M, Schmitz, K & Sturgeon, K 2021, 'Increased Duration of Exercise Decreases Rate of Nonresponse to Exercise but May Not Decrease Risk for Cancer Mortality', Medicine and science in sports and exercise, vol. 53, no. 5, pp. 928-935. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002539
Wonders, KY, Gnau, K & Schmitz, KH 2021, 'Measuring the Feasibility and Effectiveness of an Individualized Exercise Program Delivered Virtually to Cancer Survivors', Current sports medicine reports, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 271-276. https://doi.org/10.1249/JSR.0000000000000846
Koeppel, M, Mathis, K, Schmitz, KH & Wiskemann, J 2021, 'Muscle hypertrophy in cancer patients and survivors via strength training. A meta-analysis and meta-regression', Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, vol. 163, 103371. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.critrevonc.2021.103371
Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium 2021, 'Non-invasive bladder function measures in healthy, asymptomatic female children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Pediatric Urology, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 452-462. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2021.04.020
Qiu, L, Kanski, B, Doerksen, S, Winkels, R, Schmitz, KH & Abdullah, S 2021, Nurse AMIE: Using Smart Speakers to Provide Supportive Care Intervention for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer. in Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2021. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, Association for Computing Machinery, 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Making Waves, Combining Strengths, CHI EA 2021, Virtual, Online, Japan, 5/8/21. https://doi.org/10.1145/3411763.3451827
Michael, CM, Lehrer, EJ, Schmitz, KH & Zaorsky, NG 2021, 'Prehabilitation exercise therapy for cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Cancer medicine, vol. 10, no. 13, pp. 4195-4205. https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.4021
Caan, BJ, Meyerhardt, JA, Brown, JC, Campbell, KL, Cespedes Feliciano, EM, Lee, C, Ross, MC, Quinney, S, Quesenberry, C, Sternfeld, B & Schmitz, KH 2021, 'Recruitment strategies and design considerations in a trial of resistance training to prevent dose-limiting toxicities in colon cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy', Contemporary Clinical Trials, vol. 101, 106242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2020.106242
Koeppel, M, Körbi, C, Winkels, RM, Schmitz, KH & Wiskemann, J 2021, 'Relationship Between Cancer Related Fatigue, Physical Activity Related Health Competence, and Leisure Time Physical Activity in Cancer Patients and Survivors', Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, vol. 3, 687365. https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2021.687365
Joy, EA, Herring, SA, Nelson, C, Cohen, J, Dugan, SA, Flatt, R, Goldfarb, L, Greinig, S, Koontz, JS, Schmitz, KH & Wagner, J 2021, 'Sexual Violence in Sport: Expanding Awareness and Knowledge for Sports Medicine Providers', Current sports medicine reports, vol. 20, no. 10, pp. 531-539. https://doi.org/10.1249/JSR.0000000000000891
Russo, S, Walker, JL, Carlson, JW, Carter, J, Ward, LC, Covens, A, Tanner, EJ, Armer, JM, Ridner, S, Hayes, S, Taghian, AG, Brunelle, C, Lopez-Acevedo, M, Davidson, BA, Schaverien, MV, Ghamande, SA, Bernas, M, Cheville, AL, Yost, KJ, Schmitz, K, Coyle, B, Zucker, J, Enserro, D, Pugh, S, Paskett, ED, Ford, L & McCaskill-Stevens, W 2021, 'Standardization of lower extremity quantitative lymphedema measurements and associated patient-reported outcomes in gynecologic cancers', Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 160, no. 2, pp. 625-632. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.10.026
Bluethmann, SM, Truica, C, Klepin, HD, Olsen, N, Sciamanna, C, Chinchilli, VM & Schmitz, KH 2021, 'Study design and methods for the using exercise to relieve joint pain and improve AI adherence in older breast cancer survivors (REJOIN) trial', Journal of Geriatric Oncology, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 1146-1153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2021.05.011
Yang, L, Winters-Stone, K, Rana, B, Cao, C, Carlson, LE, Courneya, KS, Friedenreich, CM & Schmitz, KH 2021, 'Tai Chi for cancer survivors: A systematic review toward consensus-based guidelines', Cancer medicine, vol. 10, no. 21, pp. 7447-7456. https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.4273
Schmitz, KH, Schleicher, E, Doerksen, S, Truica, C, Cream, L, Kass, R, Farnan, M, Suess, R, Gordon, B, Zucker, D & Hayes, M 2021, 'Testing the acceptability and feasibility of a tablet-based supportive cancer platform for patients with metastatic breast cancer', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 410-413. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-021-01021-x
Adams, SC, Smith-Turchyn, J, Santa Mina, D, Neil-Sztramko, S, Cormie, P, Culos-Reed, SN, Campbell, KL, Pugh, G, Langelier, D, Schmitz, KH, Phipps, DJ, Nadler, M & Sabiston, CM 2021, 'The Exercise Oncology Knowledge Mobilization Initiative: An International Modified Delphi Study', Frontiers in Oncology, vol. 11, 713199. https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2021.713199
Irwin, ML, Lowry, D, Neuhouser, ML, Ligibel, J, Schmitz, K, Patterson, RE, Colditz, G, Li, F & Nebeling, L 2021, 'Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer early career investigator training program: First year results', Translational behavioral medicine, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 549-562. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibaa009
Oostra, DL, Burse, NR, Wolf, LJ, Schleicher, E, Mama, SK, Bluethmann, S, Schmitz, K & Winkels, RM 2021, 'Understanding Nutritional Problems of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients: Opportunities for Supportive Care Through eHealth', Cancer Nursing, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 154-162. https://doi.org/10.1097/NCC.0000000000000788
D’alonzo, NJ, Qiu, L, Sears, DD, Chinchilli, V, Brown, JC, Sarwer, DB, Schmitz, KH & Sturgeon, KM 2021, 'Wiser survivor trial: Combined effect of exercise and weight loss interventions on insulin and insulin resistance in breast cancer survivors', Nutrients, vol. 13, no. 9, 3108. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093108

2020

Allenby, TH, Crenshaw, ML, Mathis, K, Champ, CE, Simone, NL, Schmitz, KH, Tchelebi, LT & Zaorsky, NG 2020, 'A systematic review of home-based dietary interventions during radiation therapy for cancer', Technical Innovations and Patient Support in Radiation Oncology, vol. 16, pp. 10-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tipsro.2020.08.001
Bhuiyan, N, Linden-Carmichael, AN, Lanza, ST, Schmitz, KH & Mama, SK 2021, 'Age-varying associations between physical activity and psychological outcomes among rural cancer survivors', Journal of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 484-491. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-020-00187-6
Stout, NL, Brown, JC, Schwartz, AL, Marshall, TF, Campbell, AM, Nekhlyudov, L, Zucker, DS, Basen-Engquist, KM, Campbell, G, Meyerhardt, J, Cheville, AL, Covington, KR, Ligibel, JA, Sokolof, JM, Schmitz, KH & Alfano, CM 2020, 'An exercise oncology clinical pathway: Screening and referral for personalized interventions', Cancer, vol. 126, no. 12, pp. 2750-2758. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.32860
Stine, JG, Soriano, C, Schreibman, I, Rivas, G, Hummer, B, Yoo, E, Schmitz, K & Sciamanna, C 2021, 'Breaking Down Barriers to Physical Activity in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease', Digestive Diseases and Sciences, vol. 66, no. 10, pp. 3604-3611. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-020-06673-w
Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium 2020, 'Development of Conceptual Models to Guide Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy: Synthesizing Traditional and Contemporary Paradigms', Health promotion practice, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 510-524. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839919890869
Stine, JG, Xu, D, Schmitz, K, Sciamanna, C & Kimball, SR 2020, 'Exercise Attenuates Ribosomal Protein Six Phosphorylation in Fatty Liver Disease', Digestive Diseases and Sciences, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 3238-3243. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-020-06226-1
Owusu, C, Nock, NL, Hergenroeder, P, Austin, K, Bennet, E, Cerne, S, Moore, H, Petkac, J, Schluchter, M, Schmitz, KH, Webb-Hooper, M, Atkins, L, Asagba, O, Wimbley, L & Berger, NA 2020, 'IMPROVE, a community-based exercise intervention versus support group to improve functional and health outcomes among older African American and non-Hispanic White breast cancer survivors from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds: Rationale, design and methods', Contemporary Clinical Trials, vol. 92, 106001. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2020.106001
Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium 2020, 'Is the juice worth the squeeze? Transdisciplinary team science in bladder health', Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 1601-1611. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24357
Stine, JG & Schmitz, KH 2020, 'Letter: proving the benefit of exercise intervention in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease', Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol. 52, no. 8, pp. 1424-1425. <https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/apt.16064>
Van Vulpen, JK, Sweegers, MG, Peeters, PHM, Courneya, KS, Newton, RU, Aaronson, NK, Jacobsen, PB, Galvaõ, DA, Chinapaw, MJ, Steindorf, K, Irwin, ML, Stuiver, MM, Hayes, S, Griffith, KA, Mesters, I, Knoop, H, Goedendorp, MM, Mutrie, N, Daley, AJ, McConnachie, A, Bohus, M, Thorsen, L, Schulz, KH, Short, CE, James, EL, Plotnikoff, RC, Schmidt, ME, Ulrich, CM, Van Beurden, M, Oldenburg, HS, Sonke, GS, Van Harten, WH, Schmitz, KH, Winters-Stone, KM, Velthuis, MJ, Taaffe, DR, Van Mechelen, W, Kersten, MJ, Nollet, F, Wenzel, J, Wiskemann, J, Verdonck-De Leeuw, IM, Brug, J, May, AM & Buffart, LM 2020, 'Moderators of Exercise Effects on Cancer-related Fatigue: A Meta-analysis of Individual Patient Data', Medicine and science in sports and exercise, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 303-314. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002154
Schmitz, KH, Stout, NL, Maitin-Shepard, M, Campbell, A, Schwartz, AL, Grimmett, C, Meyerhardt, JA & Sokolof, JM 2021, 'Moving through cancer: Setting the agenda to make exercise standard in oncology practice', Cancer, vol. 127, no. 3, pp. 476-484. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.33245
Stine, JG, Schreibman, I, Navabi, S, Kang, M, Dahmus, J, Soriano, C, Rivas, G, Hummer, B, Beyer, M, Tressler, H, Kimball, SR, Patterson, AD, Schmitz, K & Sciamanna, C 2020, 'Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis Fitness Intervention in Thrombosis (NASHFit): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a supervised aerobic exercise program to reduce elevated clotting risk in patients with NASH', Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, vol. 18, 100560. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2020.100560
Burse, NR, Bhuiyan, N, Mama, SK & Schmitz, KH 2020, 'Physical activity barriers and resources among black women with a history of breast and endometrial cancer: a systematic review', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 556-577. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-020-00873-z
Upshaw, JN, Hubbard, RA, Hu, J, Brown, JC, Smith, AM, Demissei, B, Schmitz, KH & Ky, B 2020, 'Physical activity during and after breast cancer therapy and associations of baseline physical activity with changes in cardiac function by echocardiography', Cancer medicine, vol. 9, no. 17, pp. 6122-6131. https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.3277
Bluethmann, SM, Foo, W, Winkels, RM, Mama, SK & Schmitz, KH 2020, 'Physical activity in older cancer survivors: What role do multimorbidity and perceived disability play?', Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 311-319. https://doi.org/10.1123/JAPA.2019-0086
Mama, SK, Bhuiyan, N, Foo, W, Segel, JE, Bluethmann, SM, Winkels, RM, Wiskemann, J, Calo, WA, Lengerich, EJ & Schmitz, KH 2020, 'Rural-urban differences in meeting physical activity recommendations and health status in cancer survivors in central Pennsylvania', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 28, no. 10, pp. 5013-5022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-020-05342-y
Ligibel, JA, Schmitz, KH & Berger, NA 2020, 'Sarcopenia in aging, obesity, and cancer', Translational Cancer Research, vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 5760-5771. https://doi.org/10.21037/tcr-2019-eaoc-05
Mama, SK, Bhuiyan, N, Smyth, JM & Schmitz, KH 2020, 'Stress and Physical Activity in Rural Cancer Survivors: The Moderating Role of Social Support', Journal of Rural Health, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 543-548. https://doi.org/10.1111/jrh.12455
Coletta, AM, Campbell, A, Morris, GS & Schmitz, KH 2020, 'Synergy Between Licensed Rehabilitation Professionals and Clinical Exercise Physiologists: Optimizing Patient Care for Cancer Rehabilitation', Seminars in Oncology Nursing, vol. 36, no. 1, 150975. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2019.150975
Schmitz, KH, Potiaumpai, M, Schleicher, EA, Wolf, LJ, Doerksen, SE, Drabick, JJ, Yee, NS, Truica, CI, Mohamed, AA, Shaw, BW & Farley, DC 2021, 'The exercise in all chemotherapy trial', Cancer, vol. 127, no. 9, pp. 1507-1516. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.33390
Cheville, A, Lee, M, Moynihan, T, Schmitz, KH, Lynch, M, De Choudens, FR, Dean, L, Basford, J & Therneau, T 2020, 'The impact of arm lymphedema on healthcare utilization during long-term breast cancer survivorship: a population-based cohort study', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 347-355. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-019-00851-0
Vidt, ME, Potochny, J, Dodge, D, Green, M, Sturgeon, K, Kass, R & Schmitz, KH 2020, 'The influence of mastectomy and reconstruction on residual upper limb function in breast cancer survivors', Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 182, no. 3, pp. 531-541. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-020-05717-z

2019

Patel, AV, Friedenreich, CM, Moore, SC, Hayes, SC, Silver, JK, Campbell, KL, Winters-Stone, K, Gerber, LH, George, SM, Fulton, JE, Denlinger, C, Morris, GS, Hue, T, Schmitz, KH & Matthews, CE 2019, 'American College of Sports Medicine Roundtable Report on Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Cancer Prevention and Control', Medicine and science in sports and exercise, vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 2391-2402. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002117
Campbell, KL, Winters-Stone, KM, Patel, AV, Gerber, LH, Matthews, CE, May, AM, Stuiver, MM, Stout, NL, Schmitz, KH & Morris, GS 2019, 'An executive summary of reports from an international multidisciplinary roundtable on exercise and cancer: Evidence, guidelines, and implementation', Rehabilitation Oncology, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 144-152. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000186
Sturgeon, KM, Mathis, KM, Rogers, CJ, Schmitz, KH & Waning, DL 2019, 'Cancer- and Chemotherapy-Induced Musculoskeletal Degradation', JBMR Plus, vol. 3, no. 3, e10187. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm4.10187
Schmitz, KH, Zhang, X, Winkels, R, Schleicher, E, Mathis, K, Doerksen, S, Cream, L, Rosenberg, J, Kass, R, Farnan, M, Halpin-Murphy, P, Suess, R, Zucker, D & Hayes, M 2020, 'Developing “Nurse AMIE”: A tablet-based supportive care intervention for women with metastatic breast cancer', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 232-236. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5301
Haley, JS, Hibler, EA, Zhou, S, Schmitz, KH & Sturgeon, KM 2020, 'Dose-dependent effect of aerobic exercise on inflammatory biomarkers in a randomized controlled trial of women at high risk of breast cancer', Cancer, vol. 126, no. 2, pp. 329-336. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.32530
Dean, LT, Ransome, Y, Frasso-Jaramillo, L, Moss, SL, Zhang, Y, Ashing, K, Denis, GV, Frick, KD, Visvanathan, K & Schmitz, KH 2019, 'Drivers of cost differences between US breast cancer survivors with or without lymphedema', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 804-814. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-019-00799-1
Schmitz, KH, Troxel, AB, Dean, LT, Demichele, A, Brown, JC, Sturgeon, K, Zhang, Z, Evangelisti, M, Spinelli, B, Kallan, MJ, Denlinger, C, Cheville, A, Winkels, RM, Chodosh, L & Sarwer, DB 2019, 'Effect of Home-Based Exercise and Weight Loss Programs on Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema Outcomes among Overweight Breast Cancer Survivors: The WISER Survivor Randomized Clinical Trial', JAMA Oncology, vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 1605-1613. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.2109
Campbell, KL, Winters-Stone, KM, Wiskemann, J, May, AM, Schwartz, AL, Courneya, KS, Zucker, DS, Matthews, CE, Ligibel, JA, Gerber, LH, Morris, GS, Patel, AV, Hue, TF, Perna, FM & Schmitz, KH 2019, 'Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors: Consensus Statement from International Multidisciplinary Roundtable', Medicine and science in sports and exercise, vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 2375-2390. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002116
Schmitz, KH, Campbell, AM, Stuiver, MM, Pinto, BM, Schwartz, AL, Morris, GS, Ligibel, JA, Cheville, A, Galvão, DA, Alfano, CM, Patel, AV, Hue, T, Gerber, LH, Sallis, R, Gusani, NJ, Stout, NL, Chan, L, Flowers, F, Doyle, C, Helmrich, S, Bain, W, Sokolof, J, Winters-Stone, KM, Campbell, KL & Matthews, CE 2019, 'Exercise is medicine in oncology: Engaging clinicians to help patients move through cancer', CA Cancer Journal for Clinicians, vol. 69, no. 6, pp. 468-484. https://doi.org/10.3322/caac.21579
Chu, CM, Schmitz, KH, Khanijow, K, Stambakio, H, Newman, DK, Arya, LA & Andy, UU 2019, 'Feasibility and outcomes: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a home-based integrated physical exercise and bladder-training program vs usual care for community-dwelling older women with urinary incontinence', Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 1399-1408. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.23999
Ecker, BL, Lee, JY, Sterner, CJ, Solomon, AC, Pant, DK, Shen, F, Peraza, J, Vaught, L, Mahendra, S, Belka, GK, Pan, TC, Schmitz, KH & Chodosh, LA 2019, 'Impact of obesity on breast cancer recurrence and minimal residual disease', Breast Cancer Research, vol. 21, no. 1, 41. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13058-018-1087-7
Chu, CM, Khanijow, KD, Schmitz, KH, Newman, DIK, Arya, LA & Harvie, HS 2019, 'Physical Activity Patterns and Sedentary Behavior in Older Women with Urinary Incontinence: An Accelerometer-based Study', Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 318-322. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000552
The Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium 12 2019, 'U.S. adolescent and adult women’s experiences accessing and using toilets in schools, workplaces, and public spaces: A multi-site focus group study to inform future research in bladder health', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 16, no. 18, 3338. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16183338

2018

Brown, JC, Damjanov, N, Courneya, KS, Troxel, AB, Zemel, BS, Rickels, MR, Ky, B, Rhim, AD, Rustgi, AK & Schmitz, KH 2018, 'A randomized dose-response trial of aerobic exercise and health-related quality of life in colon cancer survivors', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1221-1228. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4655
Lippman, SM, Abate-Shen, C, Colbert Maresso, KL, Colditz, GA, Dannenberg, AJ, Davidson, NE, Disis, ML, DuBois, RN, Szabo, E, Giuliano, AR, Hait, WN, Jack Lee, J, Kensler, TW, Kramer, BS, Limburg, P, Maitra, A, Martinez, ME, Rebbeck, TR, Schmitz, KH, Vilar, E & Hawk, ET 2018, 'AACR White paper: Shaping the future of cancer prevention - A roadmap for advancing science and public health', Cancer Prevention Research, vol. 11, no. 12, pp. 735-778. https://doi.org/10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-18-0421
Schmitz, KH, Wiskemann, J, Alfano, C & Stubblefield, MD 2018, Barriers to accessing cancer rehabilitation. in Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, Second Edition. Springer Publishing Company, pp. 1140-1146.
Owusu, C, Schluchter, M, Koroukian, SM, Schmitz, K & Berger, NA 2018, 'Black-white disparity in physical performance among older women with newly diagnosed non-metastatic breast cancer: Exploring the role of inflammation and physical activity', Journal of Geriatric Oncology, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 613-619. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2018.04.004
Mathis, KM, Sturgeon, KM, Winkels, RM, Wiskemann, J, De Souza, MJ & Schmitz, KH 2018, 'Bone resorption and bone metastasis risk', Medical Hypotheses, vol. 118, pp. 36-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2018.06.013
Sturgeon, KM, Foo, W, Heroux, M & Schmitz, K 2018, 'Change in inflammatory biomarkers and adipose tissue in BRCA1/2þ breast cancer survivors following a yearlong lifestyle modification program', Cancer Prevention Research, vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 545-550. https://doi.org/10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-18-0098
Dean, LT, Schmitz, KH, Frick, KD, Nicholas, LH, Zhang, Y, Subramanian, SV & Visvanathan, K 2018, 'Consumer credit as a novel marker for economic burden and health after cancer in a diverse population of breast cancer survivors in the USA', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 306-315. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-017-0669-1
Brown, JC, Rickels, MR, Troxel, AB, Zemel, BS, Damjanov, N, Ky, B, Rhim, AD, Rustgi, AK, Courneya, KS & Schmitz, KH 2018, 'Dose-response effects of exercise on insulin among colon cancer survivors', Endocrine-Related Cancer, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 11-19. https://doi.org/10.1530/ERC-17-0377
Sweegers, MG, Altenburg, TM, Brug, J, May, AM, Van Vulpen, JK, Aaronson, NK, Arbane, G, Bohus, M, Courneya, KS, Daley, AJ, Galvao, DA, Garrod, R, Griffith, KA, Van Harten, WH, Hayes, SC, Herrero-Román, F, Kersten, MJ, Lucia, A, McConnachie, A, Van Mechelen, W, Mutrie, N, Newton, RU, Nollet, F, Potthoff, K, Schmidt, ME, Schmitz, KH, Schulz, KH, Sonke, G, Steindorf, K, Stuiver, MM, Taaffe, DR, Thorsen, L, Twisk, JW, Velthuis, MJ, Wenzel, J, Winters-Stone, KM, Wiskemann, J, Paw, MJCA & Buffart, LM 2019, 'Effects and moderators of exercise on muscle strength, muscle function and aerobic fitness in patients with cancer: A meta-analysis of individual patient data', British journal of sports medicine, vol. 53, no. 13, pp. 812. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2018-099191
Brown, JC, Rhim, AD, Manning, SL, Brennan, L, Mansour, AI, Rustgi, AK, Damjanov, N, Troxel, AB, Rickels, MR, Ky, B, Zemel, BS, Courneya, KS & Schmitz, KH 2018, 'Effects of exercise on circulating tumor cells among patients with resected stage I-III colon cancer', PloS one, vol. 13, no. 10, e0204875. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204875
Burse, NR, Sturgeon, K, Bryan, C, Foo, W, Mathis, KM, Moyer, J, Winkels, R, Wiskemann, J & Schmitz, K 2018, 'Exercise In All Chemotherapy (EnACT) Study: Implementation of Exercise Oncology in a Clinical Setting', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 50, no. 5S, pp. 844. <https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2018/05001/Exercise_In_All_Chemotherapy__EnACT__Study_.2788.aspx>
Mathis, KM, Sturgeon, KM, Winkels, RM, Wiskemann, J, Williams, NI & Schmitz, K 2018, 'Exercise and chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea', Medical Hypotheses, vol. 116, pp. 49-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2018.04.022
Yee, NS, Lengerich, EJ, Schmitz, KH, Maranki, JL, Gusani, NJ, Tchelebi, L, Mackley, HB, Krok, KL, Baker, MJ, de Boer, C & Yee, JD 2018, 'Frontiers in gastrointestinal oncology: Advances in multi-disciplinary patient care', Biomedicines, vol. 6, no. 2, 64. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines6020064
Bluethmann, S, Sciamanna, C, Winkels, R, Sturgeon, K & Schmitz, K 2018, 'Healthy Living After Cancer Treatment: Considerations for Clinical and Community Practice', American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 215-219. https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827618755681
Spinelli, B, Kallan, MJ, Zhang, X, Cheville, A, Troxel, A, Cohn, J, Dean, L, Sturgeon, K, Evangelista, M, Zhang, Z, Ebaugh, D & Schmitz, KH 2019, 'Intra- and Interrater Reliability and Concurrent Validity of a New Tool for Assessment of Breast Cancer–Related Lymphedema of the Upper Extremity', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 100, no. 2, pp. 315-326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2018.08.185
Bamman, MM, Cutter, GR, Brienza, DM, Chae, J, Corcos, DM, DeLuca, S, Field-Fote, E, Fouad, MN, Lang, CE, Lindblad, A, Motl, RW, Perna, CG, Reisman, D, Saag, KM, Savitz, SI, Schmitz, KH, Stevens-Lapsley, J, Whyte, J, Winstein, CJ & Michel, ME 2018, 'Medical Rehabilitation: Guidelines to Advance the Field With High-Impact Clinical Trials', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 99, no. 12, pp. 2637-2648. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2018.08.173
Owusu, C, Antognoli, E, Nock, N, Hergenroeder, P, Austin, K, Bennet, E, Berger, NA, Cerne, S, Foraker, K, Heine, K, Heyman, E, Moore, H, Petkac, J, Schluchter, M, Schmitz, KH, Whitson, A & Flocke, S 2018, 'Perspective of older African-American and Non-Hispanic white breast cancer survivors from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds toward physical activity: A qualitative study', Journal of Geriatric Oncology, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 235-242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2017.12.003
Sanders, AB, Conroy, DE, Schmitz, KH & Gusani, N 2019, 'Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Older Gastrointestinal Cancer Survivors: Need and Acceptability of Digital Health Interventions', Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 703-708. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12029-018-0128-x
Dean, LT, Gehlert, S, Neuhouser, ML, Oh, A, Zanetti, K, Goodman, M, Thompson, B, Visvanathan, K & Schmitz, KH 2018, 'Social factors matter in cancer risk and survivorship', Cancer Causes and Control, vol. 29, no. 7, pp. 611-618. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-018-1043-y
Sweegers, MG, May, AM, Chinapaw, MJ, Van Vulpen, JK, Newton, RU, Galvão, DA, Aaronson, NK, Stuiver, MM, Jacobsen, PB, Verdonck-De Leeuw, IM, Steindorf, K, Irwin, ML, Hayes, S, Griffith, KA, Lucia, A, Herrero-Roman, F, Mesters, I, Van Weert, E, Knoop, H, Goedendorp, MM, Mutrie, N, Daley, AJ, McConnachie, A, Bohus, M, Thorsen, L, Schulz, KH, Short, CE, James, EL, Plotnikoff, RC, Arbane, G, Schmidt, ME, Potthoff, K, Van Beurden, M, Oldenburg, HS, Sonke, GS, Van Harten, WH, Garrod, R, Schmitz, KH, Winters-Stone, KM, Velthuis, MJ, Taaffe, DR, Van Mechelen, W, Kersten, MJ, Nollet, F, Wenzel, J, Wiskemann, J, Brug, J, Courneya, KS & Buffart, LM 2018, 'Targeting exercise interventions to patients with cancer in need: An individual patient data meta-analysis', Journal of the National Cancer Institute, vol. 110, no. 11, djy161. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djy161
Zhang, X, Wiskemann, J & Schmitz, KH 2018, Therapeutic exercise in cancer. in Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, Second Edition. Springer Publishing Company, pp. 824-833.
Demark-Wahnefried, W, Schmitz, KH, Alfano, CM, Bail, JR, Goodwin, PJ, Thomson, CA, Bradley, DW, Courneya, KS, Befort, CA, Denlinger, CS, Ligibel, JA, Dietz, WH, Stolley, MR, Irwin, ML, Bamman, MM, Apovian, CM, Pinto, BM, Wolin, KY, Ballard, RM, Dannenberg, AJ, Eakin, EG, Longjohn, MM, Raffa, SD, Adams-Campbell, LL, Buzaglo, JS, Nass, SJ, Massetti, GM, Balogh, EP, Kraft, ES, Parekh, AK, Sanghavi, DM, Morris, GS & Basen-Engquist, K 2018, 'Weight management and physical activity throughout the cancer care continuum', CA Cancer Journal for Clinicians, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 64-89. https://doi.org/10.3322/caac.21441
Dean, LT, Moss, SL, Ransome, Y, Frasso-Jaramillo, L, Zhang, Y, Visvanathan, K, Nicholas, LH & Schmitz, KH 2019, '“It still affects our economic situation”: long-term economic burden of breast cancer and lymphedema', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 1697-1708. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4418-4

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