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From Spaceflight to Oncology: The Protective Properties of Exercise Training

Weekly Seminar | Not Open to the Public
Who Should Attend: 


Jessica Scott, Ph.D.
Assistant Attending Physiologist
Exercise Oncology Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Assistant Professor
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY


Jessica Scott, Ph.D., is an Assistant Member in the Exercise Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center and an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. She received her MSc and PhD in Exercise Cardiovascular Physiology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and completed her Post- Doctoral Fellowship at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas. She joined MSK in 2017 after 5 years as a Senior Scientist in the Exercise Physiology and Countermeasures Laboratory at JSC. Her research is focused on: (1) characterization of multisystem toxicity using exercise testing, imaging, and biomarker techniques, and (2) the efficacy of exercise training to prevent and/or reverse toxicity. Dr. Scott is the recipient of NASA’s Human Research Program Peer Award, NASA’s Innovation Achievement Award for the design and implementation of a novel ultrasound technique to measure muscle mass in microgravity, and NASA’s Group Achievement Award as a member of the One Year Mission Operations Team.

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Scott JM, Zabor EC, Schwitzer E, Koelwyn GJ, Adams SC, Nilsen TS, Moskowitz CS, Matsoukas K, Iyengar NM, Dang CT, Jones LW
Efficacy of Exercise Therapy on Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Patients With Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
J Clin Oncol. 2018 Aug 1;36(22):2297-2305. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.77.5809. Epub 2018 Jun 12.
Scott JM, Li N, Liu Q, Yasui Y, Leisenring W, Nathan PC, Gibson T, Armenian SH, Nilsen TS, Oeffinger KC, Ness KK, Adams SC, Robison LL, Armstrong GT, Jones LW
Association of Exercise With Mortality in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer
JAMA Oncol. 2018 Oct 1;4(10):1352-1358. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.2254.
Scott JM, Martin DS, Ploutz-Synder R, Matz T, Caine T, Downs ME, Hackney K, Buxton R, Ryder J, Ploutz-Synder LL
Panoramic ultrasound: a novel and valid tool for monitoring change in muscle mass.
J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2017 Jun;8(3):475-481. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12172. Epub 2017 Jan 3.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 12:30pm


Burke Neurological Institute
785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
United States
Conference Room: 
Billings Building – Rosedale

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