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Luke Joseph Peppone, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-5513

Office: (585) 275-7827

Fax: (585) 461-5601

Biography

Dr. Peppone joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in 2007 as a Research Assistant Professor. Dr. Peppone earned his doctoral degree in Epidemiology and Community from Social and Preventative Medicine at SUNY Buffalo.

Dr. Peppone's research focuses on the use of nutritional supplementation and exercise to treat the symptoms and side effects of cancer and its related treatment. Nutritional supplements of interest for Dr. Peppone's research include vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and guarana. Forms of exercise of interest for Dr. Peppone's research include aerobic activity, resistance training, yoga, and Tai Chi. Dr. Peppone has investigated various side effects including cancer-treatment-induced bone loss, arthralgias, fatigue, cognitive difficulties, and sleep problems.

Dr. Peppone has authored or co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal publications. He is also an ad-hoc reviewer for more than 10 journals. Dr. Peppone gives frequent guest lectures at the University of Rochester. He is also very involved with the cancer advocacy community and has given numerous local and national presentations on a variety of cancer related topics.

Research

Investigating interventions for symptom management in cancer patients (cancer-treatment-induced bone loss, arthralgias, fatigue, cognitive impairment, sleep difficulties), nutritional supplementation interventions (vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, guarana) for symptom management, exercise interventions (aerobic activity, resistance training, yoga, Tai Chi) for symptom management, investigating the mechanisms of cancer and treatment-related side effects.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1999
BA | University of Rochester
Health and Society

2005
MS | University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Epidemiology

2007
PhD | University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Epidemiology

2010
MPH | University of Rochester
Public Health

Awards

2014
The Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) of ASCO 2014 Travel Award
Sponsor: American Society of Clinical Oncology
Location: Chicago, IL

2011 - Present
National Institutes of Health Clinical Investigator Loan Repayment Award
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

2011
Outstanding Abstract
Sponsor: American Society of Preventive Oncology
Location: Las Vegas, NV

2010
Citation Award
Sponsor: Society of Behavioral Medicine
Location: Seattle, WA

2010
Outstanding Abstract
Sponsor: American Society of Preventive Oncology
Location: Washington, DC

2010
Young Investigator Award
Sponsor: Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Location: Vancouver, BC

2009
Merit Award, Breast Cancer Symposium
Sponsor: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Location: San Francisco, CA

2009
Outstanding Poster, Scientific Symposium, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2007 - 2010
Cancer Control & Prevention Fellow
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute

2007
Outstanding Poster, Scientific Symposium, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

1999
Honors, B.A. in Health and Society
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/2016
Mustian KM, Janelsins M, Peppone L, Kamen C, Kleckner I, Asare M, Heckler C. "Influence Of Exercise On Mitochondrial And Nuclear Gene-expression Among Patients With Cancer-related Fatigue: 2301 June 2, 3: 30 PM - 3: 45 PM." Medicine and science in sports and exercise.. 2016 May 0; 48(5 Suppl 1):641.

5/2016
Kleckner IR, Kamen C, Peppone L, Janelsins M, Asare M, Heckler C, Giguere J, Gaur R, Messino MJ, Mustian KM. "Baseline Physical Activity Moderates the Effect of Yoga on Pain in Cancer Survivors: 2955 Board #20 June 3, 2: 00 PM - 3: 30 PM." Medicine and science in sports and exercise.. 2016 May 0; 48(5 Suppl 1):831.

4/21/2016
Asare M, Peppone LJ, Roscoe JA, Kleckner IR, Mustian KM, Heckler CE, Guido JJ, Sborov M, Bushunow P, Onitilo A, Kamen C. "Racial Differences in Information Needs During and After Cancer Treatment: a Nationwide, Longitudinal Survey by the University of Rochester Cancer Center National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program." Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education.. 2016 Apr 21; Epub 2016 Apr 21.

Books & Chapters

2012
Book Title: Psychological Aspects of Cancer
Author List: Mustian KM, Sprod LK, Janelsins MC, Peppone LJ, Carroll J, Mohile SG, Palesh OG.
Edited By: B. Carr and J. Steel
Published By: Springer2012

2010
Chapter Title: The psychosocial and functional impact of radiation therapy
Book Title: ALERT – Adverse late effects of cancer treatment
Author List: Purnell JQ, Mustian K, Jean-Pierre P, Palesh O, Peppone LJ, Mohile S, Darling TV, Morrow GR.
Edited By: P. Rubin, L.S. Constine, L.B. Marks & J. Williams
Published By: Springer2010 in Heidelberg, Germany

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