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ACRM: Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group Outcomes & Research Task Force

CRNG Research & Outcomes Task Force



To advance cancer rehabilitation research and promote research collaboration in order to ultimately contribute to improved care.



To learn more about the work of this group and how to make a contribution, contact the co-chairs.

Timothy F. Marshall, PhD, MS, ACSM/ACS-CET

Timothy F. Marshall, PhD, MS, ACSM/ACS-CET


CRNG Member-at-Large
Director of Clinical Outcomes & Research
Ivy Rehab Network

Mackenzi Pergolotti, PhD, OTR/L

Mackenzi Pergolotti, PhD, OTR/L


CRNG Social Media/Communications Officer
Director of Research
ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation


The current project of the Research Task Force is an agenda-setting paper detailing the growth and development of palliative care and using that history to guide the development and growth of cancer rehabilitation research and practice.




1) Delphi Study to Determine Rehabilitation Research Priorities for Older Adults With Cancer

Lyons KD, Radomski MV, Alfano CM, Finkelstein M, Sleight AG, Marshall TF, McKenna R, Fu JB. Delphi Study to Determine Rehabilitation Research Priorities for Older Adults With Cancer. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 May;98(5):904-914.

Presented at:

  • 2016 American Cancer Society Survivorship Research Conference (6/2016)
  • 2016 ACRM Annual Conference (10/2016)
  • 2017 American Psycho-Oncology Society (APOS) Annual Conference (2/2017)


2) Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM) Project

Timothy F. Marshall, PhD; Catherine M. Alfano, PhD; Alix G. Sleight, PhD, OTD, OTR/L; Richard P. Moser, PhD; David S. Zucker, MD, PhD; Elise L. Rice, PhD; Julie K. Silver, MD; Vishwa S. Raj, MD; Jack B. Fu, MD; Lynne S. Padgett, PhD; Kathleen Doyle Lyons, ScD; Mary Vining Radomski, PhD; Raymond McKenna, PT, PhD; Mackenzi Pergolotti, PhD, OTR/L

Goal: Crowdsourcing effort to seek stakeholder input on current cancer support services screeners

Presented at:

  • 2017 AAPM&R Annual Assembly (10/13/17)
  • 2017 ACRM Annual Conference


3) Manuscript Under Review

Follow the Trail: Using Insights from the Growth of Palliative Care to Propose a Roadmap for Cancer Rehabilitation

Kathleen Doyle Lyons, ScD; Lynne Padgett, PhD; Timothy F. Marshall, PhD; Joseph A. Greer, MD; Julie K. Silver, MD; Vishwa S. Raj, MD; David S. Zucker, MD, PhD; Jack B. Fu, MD; Mackenzi Pergolotti, PhD; Alix G. Sleight, PhD; Catherine M. Alfano, PhD

Presented at:

  • 2018 ACRM Annual Conference