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.
Penn TREC Survivor Center
The energy balance issues facing cancer survivors are complex, underscoring the necessity of applying a transdisciplinary research model to improve outcomes. As such, the Penn TREC Survivor Center will fund three projects that will support the following overall aims:
- Conduct 3 inter-related Primary Projects aimed at understanding how exercise and/or weight loss alter risk for recurrence and improve clinical outcomes for a costly persistent long-term adverse effect of breast cancer treatment.
- Provide overall coordination and facilitate transdisciplinary collaboration through an Administrative Core that will provide administrative and budgetary oversight to the Center.
- Accelerate research capacity through a Developmental Research Core that will implement and support innovative transdisciplinary pilot projects.
- Create an Education/Training and Outreach Core that will train physician and non-physician researchers for careers in cancer survivorship and obesity research.
- Support and integrate TREC research through a state-of-the-art Bioinformatics Core