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.
In the News
New article highlights Chodosh Lab’s findings on breast cancer
Lewis Chodosh, MD, PhD, reports that activation of the PI3K-Akt oncogenic signaling pathway in the mammary glands of mice rapidly induces cells in the breast itself to produce prolactin. This, in turn, triggers Stat5 activation, mammary epithelial differentiation and milk production in virgin mice within a matter of hours. Dr. Chodosh and his colleagues have reported their findings in the most current issue of Genes and Development. Click here for the press release.
David Sarwer receives Circle of Excellence Award
David Sarwer, PhD, Co-Investigator for the Penn TREC WISER Survivor Trial has been honored by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) with the 2012 Circle of Excellence Award. The award recognizes achievement in education, research, patient care, administrative and/or public awareness in the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery. This is the first time ASMBS has bestowed this award to a mental health professional. Congratulations, David! Please click here for more information.
LDI article hightlights research on energetics
A recent article by LDI Health Economist highlights Katie Schmitz’s research on energetics as a post-cancer surgery rehabilitiation tool. The article cites how Dr. Schmitz’s extensive research has altered prevailing medical opinion regarding exercise as an effective treatment for lymphedema. The full text can be found here.
TREC Research cited by NIH at SBM Workshop
Linda Nebeling, PhD, MPH, RD, FADA is the Chief of the Health Behaviors Research Branch (HBRB), in the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Nebeling is also the lead Program Director for the Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Centers initiative. Dr. Nebeling’s research areas are nutrition, energy balance, health promotion and cancer prevention. Her recent presentation at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (April 11-14, 2012 in New Orleans, LA) focused on the transcisciplinary research design, directions and resources in obesity and cancer research and cites Penn TREC’s studies. Her presentation slides can be found here.