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Project HOPE is being conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) and is funded by the The Basser Research Center for BRCA.

Principal Investigator: Kathryn Schmitz, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Schmitz has a long-standing interest in physical activity, obesity and cancer prevention and the late effects of cancer. Her work has been cited in over 4200 articles and has contributed to the reversal of decades of guidance to breast cancer survivors that they should avoid lifting anything heavier than 5 to 15 pounds on the part of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the National Lymphedema Network, and the British Lymphology Society.

Co-Investigators: Mary B. Leonard, MD, MSCE; Susan Domcheck, MD; David Sarwer, MD; Linda Jacobs, PhD, ONP

Study Coordinator/Recruitment Coordinator: Lorraine Dean, ScD

Measurement Coordinator/Biospecimen Specialist: Domenick Salvatore, BS

Participant Coordinator/Recruiter: Jessica Kane, B.S.