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October 29, 2018

Keri Schadler to present for Kinesiology Distinguished Lecture Series

Submitted by College of Human Ecology

To culminate Exercise is Medicine On Campus month, the kinesiology department and the Kinesiology Student Association have invited Keri L. Schadler, assistant professor in the pediatrics department at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, to present the Kinesiology Distinguished Lecture.

Schadler will present "Exercise to improve chemotherapy efficacy: Evidence in mice and men" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

Schadler's laboratory has two broad categories of interest: tumor vascular biology and the utilization of exercise as a therapeutic adjuvant. They use mouse models of pediatric bone sarcomas and melanoma to determine the molecular pathways in tumor endothelium that regulate the vascular response to exercise; determine how the anti-tumor immune response is changed by exercise; determine whether exercise and diet modifications can be used to protect against chemotherapy-induced cardiac toxicity; identify potential therapeutic targets in tumor endothelium to induce tumor vessel normalization.