Kathryn Schmitz

Nobel Conference 56

Kathryn Schmitz is Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, and Behavioral Research Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Penn State Cancer Institute. She is an exercise interventionist who has led multiple trials to assess the safety of upper body exercise among breast cancer survivors with and without lymphedema. Her meta-analyses on the topic of exercise interventions in cancer patients and survivors provide a starting point for clinicians to understand the effects of exercise among cancer survivors.