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Amber S. Kleckner, Ph.D.

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I work in the field of supportive care and cancer, which aims to alleviate symptoms of cancer and side effects of treatment (e.g., chemotherapy). There are more cancer survivors now than ever, and long-term ailments such as cancer-related fatigue, cardiotoxicity, and neuropathy, do not have adequate treatments. I conduct clinical trials to test nutritional interventions, for example the Mediterranean Diet, to prevent or treat these symptoms. I also explore metabolism and mitochondrial function as factors in the etiology and pathophysiology of these symptoms. Understanding the mechanisms behind these symptoms will help us optimize interventions to allow cancer survivors to put to whole cancer experience behind them.



BS | The Ohio State University

MS | The Ohio State University

PhD | The Ohio State University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/2012 - 09/2014
Boston University, Dept. of Medicine


Journal Articles

Inglis JE, Fernandez ID, van Wijngaarden E, Culakova E, Reschke JE, Kleckner AS, Lin PJ, Mustian KM, Peppone LJ. "Effects of High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation on Phase Angle and Physical Function in Patients with Prostate Cancer on ADT." Nutrition and cancer.. 2020 Sep 11; :1-8. Epub 2020 Sep 11.

Mohile SG, Epstein RM, Hurria A, Heckler CE, Canin B, Culakova E, Duberstein P, Gilmore N, Xu H, Plumb S, Wells M, Lowenstein LM, Flannery MA, Janelsins M, Magnuson A, Loh KP, Kleckner AS, Mustian KM, Hopkins JO, Liu JJ, Geer J, Gorawara-Bhat R, Morrow GR, Dale W. "Communication With Older Patients With Cancer Using Geriatric Assessment: A Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial From the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program." JAMA oncology.. 2019 Nov 7; :1-9. Epub 2019 Nov 07.

Gewandter JS, Kleckner AS, Marshall JH, Brown JS, Curtis LH, Bautista J, Dworkin RH, Kleckner IR, Kolb N, Mohile SG, Mustian KM. "Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and its treatment: an NIH Collaboratory study of claims data." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2019 Sep 7; Epub 2019 Sep 07.