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Moving Through Cancer Task Force

The mission of the Moving Through Cancer (MTC) initiative is to assure that all people living with and beyond cancer are assessed, advised, referred to and engaged in appropriate exercise and rehabilitation programming as standard of care. 

This initiative is housed under ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine (EIM) initiative. The MTC initiative is directed by the MTC Task Force, which is purposely multidisciplinary and international. This task force reports up through the EIM Governance Board and the ACSM Board of Trustees. Task Force members through 2022 include:

Moving Through Cancer Task Force
Kathryn Schmitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACSM, FTOS

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Associate Director, Population Sciences

Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Expert Panel Member, YMCA/Livestrong Foundation Cancer Survivorship Collaborative

Immediate Past President, American College of Sports Medicine

Nicole L. Stout, D.P.T, CLT-LANA, FAPTA

Western Virginia University

Research Assistant Professor, School of Medicine

WVU Cancer Institute, Cancer Prevention and Control

Co-Chair, WHO Technical Working Group on Cancer
Rehabiliation Guidelines 

Chair, American Board of Physical Therapy: Oncology Specialty Council

Anna Campbell, Ph.D., M.B.E. 

Edinburgh Napier University

Associate Professor, School of Applied Sciences

Consultant, Macmillan Cancer Care


Anna L. Schwartz, Ph.D. F.N.P.-B.C., F.A.A.N.

Northern Arizona University

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services

Co-Director, Research Core for the Center for American Indian Resilience

Board Member, American Cancer Society: Nutrition and Physical Activity

Jennifer Ligibel, M.D.

Director, Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living

Director, Center for Faculty Well-Being

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Jonas M. Sokoloff, D.O. 

New York University Langone Health

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Director, Oncological Rehabilitation

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