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
  • Resistance Training

Clinical Trials

Women In Steady Exercise Research - Neoadjuvant Exercise Trial
Exercise in All ChemoTherapy (EnACT)
Nurse AMIE: A Tablet Based Supportive Care Platform in Metastatic Breast Cancer (AMIE = Addressing Metastatic Individuals Everyday)
Impact of Prehabilitation in Oncology Via Exercise - Breast Cancer
FORCE: Focus on Reducing Dose-Limiting Toxicities in Colon Cancer with Resistance Exercise
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
Nurse ALEXA
Nurse AMIE for Echo Show: Randomized Controlled Trial

Recent Publications

2021

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. 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
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. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.33430
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
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
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-021-01021-x
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, R 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

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 2020, 'Age-varying associations between physical activity and psychological outcomes among rural cancer survivors', Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 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 2020, 'Breaking Down Barriers to Physical Activity in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease', Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 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 2020, 'The exercise in all chemotherapy trial', Cancer. 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

2017

Alfano, CM, Zucker, DS, Pergolotti, M, Ness, KK, Jones, LW, Price, ND, Schmitz, KH & Ligibel, JA 2017, 'A Precision Medicine Approach to Improve Cancer Rehabilitation’s Impact and Integration with Cancer Care and Optimize Patient Wellness', Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 64-73. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40141-017-0145-x
Basen-Engquist, K, Alfano, CM, Maitin-Shepard, M, Thomson, CA, Schmitz, KH, Pinto, BM, Stein, K, Zucker, DS, Syrjala, KL, Fallon, E, Doyle, C & Demark-Wahnefried, W 2017, 'Agenda for Translating Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Weight Management Interventions for Cancer Survivors into Clinical and Community Practice', Obesity, vol. 25, pp. S9-S22. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22031
Igwebuike, LT, Zhang, X, Brown, JC & Schmitz, KH 2018, 'Applying pre-participation exercise screening to breast cancer survivors: a cross-sectional study', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 1825-1831. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-4020-1
Zhang, X, Brown, JC, Paskett, ED, Zemel, BS, Cheville, AL & Schmitz, KH 2017, 'Changes in arm tissue composition with slowly progressive weight-lifting among women with breast cancer-related lymphedema', Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 164, no. 1, pp. 79-88. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-017-4221-9
Brown, JC, Troxel, AB, Ky, B, Damjanov, N, Zemel, BS, Rickels, MR, Rhim, AD, Rustgi, AK, Courneya, KS & Schmitz, KH 2018, 'Dose-response Effects of Aerobic Exercise Among Colon Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Phase II Trial', Clinical Colorectal Cancer, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 32-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clcc.2017.06.001
Brown, JC, Zemel, BS, Troxel, AB, Rickels, MR, Damjanov, N, Ky, B, Rhim, AD, Rustgi, AK, Courneya, KS & Schmitz, KH 2017, 'Dose-response effects of aerobic exercise on body composition among colon cancer survivors: A randomised controlled trial', British Journal of Cancer, vol. 117, no. 11, pp. 1614-1620. https://doi.org/10.1038/bjc.2017.339
Buffart, LM, Kalter, J, Sweegers, MG, Courneya, KS, Newton, RU, Aaronson, NK, Jacobsen, PB, May, AM, Galvão, DA, Chinapaw, MJ, Steindorf, K, Irwin, ML, Stuiver, MM, Hayes, S, Griffith, KA, Lucia, A, 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, Verdonck-de Leeuw, IM & Brug, J 2017, 'Effects and moderators of exercise on quality of life and physical function in patients with cancer: An individual patient data meta-analysis of 34 RCTs', Cancer Treatment Reviews, vol. 52, pp. 91-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctrv.2016.11.010
Baker, WB, Li, Z, Schenkel, SS, Chandra, M, Busch, DR, Englund, EK, Schmitz, KH, Yodh, AG, Floyd, TF & Mohler, ER 2017, 'Effects of exercise training on calf muscle oxygen extraction and blood flow in patients with peripheral artery disease', Journal of applied physiology, vol. 123, no. 6, pp. 1599-1609. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00585.2017
Lynch, SM, Stricker, CT, Brown, JC, Berardi, JM, Vaughn, D, Domchek, S, Filseth, S, Branas, A, Weiss-Trainor, E, Schmitz, KH & Sarwer, DB 2017, 'Evaluation of a web-based weight loss intervention in overweight cancer survivors aged 50 years and younger', Obesity Science and Practice, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 83-94. https://doi.org/10.1002/osp4.98
Zhang, X, McClean, D, Ko, E, Morgan, MA & Schmitz, KH 2017, 'Exercise among women with ovarian cancer: A feasibility and pre-/post-test exploratory pilot study', Oncology nursing forum, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 366-374. https://doi.org/10.1188/17.ONF.366-374
Kraschnewski, JL & Schmitz, KH 2017, 'Exercise in the Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer: What Clinicians Need to Tell Their Patients', Current sports medicine reports, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 263-267. https://doi.org/10.1249/JSR.0000000000000388
Schmitz, KH 2017, 'Incorporating Strength Training into Cancer Care: Translating PAL into the Strength After Breast Cancer Program', Obesity, vol. 25, pp. S32-S33. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22018
Haggerty, AF, Sarwer, DB, Schmitz, KH, Ko, EM, Allison, KC & Chu, CS 2017, 'Obesity and Endometrial Cancer: A Lack of Knowledge but Opportunity for Intervention', Nutrition and cancer, vol. 69, no. 7, pp. 990-995. https://doi.org/10.1080/01635581.2017.1359313
Sturgeon, K, Fisher, C, McShea, G, Sullivan, SK, Sataloff, D & Schmitz, K 2018, 'Patient preference and timing for exercise in breast cancer care', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 507-514. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3856-8
Sturgeon, KM, Hackley, R, Fornash, A, Dean, LT, Laudermilk, M, Brown, JC, Sarwer, DB, DeMichele, AM, Troxel, AB & Schmitz, KH 2018, 'Strategic recruitment of an ethnically diverse cohort of overweight survivors of breast cancer with lymphedema', Cancer, vol. 124, no. 1, pp. 95-104. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.30935
Brown, JC & Schmitz, KH 2017, 'The dose-response effects of aerobic exercise on musculoskeletal injury: a post hoc analysis of a randomized trial', Research in Sports Medicine, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 277-289. https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2017.1314295
Cormie, P, Zopf, EM, Zhang, X & Schmitz, K 2017, 'The impact of exercise on cancer mortality, recurrence, and treatment-related adverse effects', Epidemiologic Reviews, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 71-92. https://doi.org/10.1093/epirev/mxx007
Winkels, RM, Sturgeon, KM, Kallan, MJ, Dean, LT, Zhang, Z, Evangelisti, M, Brown, JC, Sarwer, DB, Troxel, AB, Denlinger, C, Laudermilk, M, Fornash, A, DeMichele, A, Chodosh, LA & Schmitz, KH 2017, 'The women in steady exercise research (WISER) survivor trial: The innovative transdisciplinary design of a randomized controlled trial of exercise and weight-loss interventions among breast cancer survivors with lymphedema', Contemporary Clinical Trials, vol. 61, pp. 63-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2017.07.017
Schmitz, KH, Ochoa, A, Salcedo Price, R, Hegde, V, M. Hoelscher, D & Demark-Wahnefried, W 2017, 'Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer: From Adipose Tissue to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Summit Recommendations', Obesity, vol. 25, pp. S7-S8. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22026
Bauml, J, Kim, J, Zhang, X, Aggarwal, C, Cohen, RB & Schmitz, K 2017, 'Unsupervised exercise in survivors of human papillomavirus related head and neck cancer: how many can go it alone?', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 462-468. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-017-0604-5

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