Penn Medicine News Release
$10 Million National Cancer Institute Award to Fund Multidisciplinary Research
PHILADELPHIA — A $10 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will fund a new center at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania focusing on the relationship between exercise, weight loss, and improving the length and quality of life for the nation's 12 million cancer survivors.
Projects in the Penn Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Survivor Center will include:
"The Penn TREC Survivor Center will bring together obesity and cancer researchers in a brand new way, through three large scientific projects, as well as education and outreach efforts," says Schmitz. "We are creating a sustainable research and education program with a mission to improve the quality and length of cancer survivorship." Though the new center's research will begin with breast cancer survivors, as they are the largest group of cancer survivors, investigators will expand their research into the links between exercise and survivorship among other types of cancer survivors... Read More