The central mission of the Penn TREC Survivor Center is to advance science on energetics and cancer survivorship, toward the goal of improving both the length and quality of cancer survivorship.
- Monitor and evaluate the progress of the Center
- Enhance the transdisciplinary education of the Penn TREC Survivor Center investigators
- Enhance transdisciplinary communication and coordination among center investigators
- Communicate and disseminate results of research relevant to policy that is undertaken within the Center
- Interact with other TREC centers, NCI and other external institutions and individuals with shared or related purposes
- Provide administrative and budgetary oversight for the Center
Internal Advisory Committee
The Internal Advisory Committee is comprised of University of Pennsylvania investigative and clinical leaders across the translational research continuum from basic to clinical and policy change, and includes those with expertise in obesity and cancer. Twice a year the Internal Advisory Board will meet with the Penn TREC Survivor Center leaders to hear updates on projects and cores and to suggest ways the TREC initiative could position itself to take best advantage of existing resources, cores and training opportunities at Penn. The Internal Advisory Board is formed in acknowledgement that the research, clinical and training environments at Penn are constantly growing and changing and we seek to respond and adapt to those changes to make the Penn TREC Survivor Center all that it can be.
External Advisory Committee
The External Advisory Committee for the Penn TREC Survivor Center serves the role of outside consultancy for the administrative and scientific leadership of the center, toward the goal of ensuring that our efforts are reviewed by peers outside of our own institution on an ongoing basis as to whether we are fulfilling the central mission of the center. As such, the expertise on the external advisory board includes a medical oncologist with an international reputation for her work in breast cancer survivorship (Dr. Patrician Ganz, UCLA), an epidemiologist with expertise in lymphedema (Dr. Electra Paskett, The Ohio State University), and a renowned animal model researcher whose work is uniquely focused on the role of exercise and caloric restriction in cancer prevention and survival (Dr. Henry Thompson, Colorado State University).