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Acute Effects of Exercise
on Breast Cancer Biomarkers (ACE) Study

Meet the Team
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    Dr. Anne McTiernan, MD PhD
    Principal Investigator of the ACE study

    Dr. McTiernan’s research focuses on identifying ways to prevent new or recurrent cancer with a particular focus on weight control, physical activity, and chemoprevention. She has led several NCI-funded grants to test weight loss and exercise effects on biomarkers of breast cancer, colon cancer, and other cancers and diseases. She currently is funded by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to study long-term effects of weight loss and exercise on breast cancer biomarkers.

    Dr. McTiernan is an elected Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, the Obesity Society, and the American College of Epidemiology. She has served on national and international health advisory boards and working groups including the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the American Cancer Society, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2008 and 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committees, the World Cancer Research Fund International, and the Komen for the Cure Scientific Advisory Council.

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    Dr. Catherine Duggan, PhD
    Co-investigator of the ACE study

    Dr. Duggan is a Co-Investigator and an Epidemiologist. She has extensive experience in the design and conduct of randomized controlled trials, and cancer prevention research.

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    Matthew VanDoren
    Exercise Physiologist at the Prevention Center

    Matthew Van Doren manages and coordinates the daily operations in the Exercise Research Center at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, WA. As an American College of Sports Medicine-Certified Exercise Physiologist, Matthew has spent the past 22 years working directly with research participants, leading them through exercise sessions and performing exercise and nutritional testing. Matthew uses a data-driven, evidence-based approach to collaborate with principal investigators and research study staff to meet the aims of our research studies.

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    Jude Warner
    Project Manager

    Jude Warner is a Project Manager with Collaborative Data Services in the Public Health Sciences division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, WA. She manages study teams and collaborates with principal investigators on public health studies and clinical trials.

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    Anne Konchan, ARNP
    Nurse Practitioner at the Fred Hutch Prevention Center

    Anne is a Nurse Practitioner at the Prevention Center at Fred Hutch Cancer Center who supports clinical trials with a focus on population based prevention research.

The ACE Study is funded by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.