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Luke Joseph Peppone, Ph.D.
Luke Joseph Peppone, Ph.D.

Luke Joseph Peppone, Ph.D.

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Luke Joseph Peppone, Ph.D.

Accepting New Patients


Locations

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 704
Rochester, NY 14642
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(585) 275-8762

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(585) 461-5601

About Me

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.

Publications:

Janelsins MC, Peppone LJ, Heckler CE, Kesler SR, Sprod LK, Atkins J, Melnik M, Kamen C, Giguere J, Messino MJ, Mohile SG, Mustian KM. "YOCAS©® Yoga Reduces Self-reported Memory Difficulty in Cancer Survivors in a Nationwide Randomized Clinical Trial: Investigating Relationships Between Memory and Sleep." Integrative cancer therapies.. 2016 Sep 0; 15(3):263-71. Epub 2015 Nov 29.

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.

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.

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