Expert Point of View: Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH

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Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH

Discussant Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, emphasized the compelling body of literature on the efficacy of weight loss and exercise programs for a broad variety of outcomes in the survivorship population.

“Dr. Ligibel’s presentation underscores the value of diet and physical activity interventions in cancer survivors and leaves us with a common group mandate: We should do a better job of promoting physical activity and dietary programs and weight loss programs in the context of survivorship care models,” Dr. Schmitz concluded. ■

Disclosure: Dr. Schmitz reported no potential conflicts of interest.

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