Podcast episode discusses research of exercise in cancer treatment

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Engage Podcast episode 6 released

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Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute has released the latest episode of its Engage Podcast featuring Kathleen Sturgeon, assistant professor of public health sciences, discussing her research into the use of exercise in cancer treatment.

Sturgeon is a scholar in the institute’s Early-Stage Investigator Training Program (KL2). This program invests in early-stage faculty establishing their research programs through a formal curriculum, mentorship and protected time for conducting research work. 

Just as different doses of drugs have variable effects on people, so too does exercise. In the Early-Stage Investigator Training Program, Sturgeon is researching to see what amounts of exercise can increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy and trying to understand how exercise alters the immune system. 

Listen to episode 6 of the Engage Podcast here

Each episode of Engage Podcast aims to help listeners learn about the research process and how Penn State helps improve our neighbors' and communities' health. Engage Podcast is available on all major platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify

Last Updated January 04, 2021