A Cutting-Edge Lab at UNC-CH
The Exercise Oncology Research Laboratory (IEOL) is the newest laboratory addition to the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The IEOL opened its doors in 2011 and is a 450 square-foot laboratory facility housed in the main floor of Fetzer Hall on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. This IEOL lab was designed to investigate the effects of cancer and cancer treatments in various fitness and psychological parameters in cancer patients including cardiorespiratory and skeletal muscle function, body composition, a phlebotomy area for blood draws for the analyses of health and cancer biomarkers, and a suite for neurocognitive evaluation. The IEOL lab is equipped with Parvo Medics’ TrueOne® 2400 metabolic cart, GE Case ECG with a T2100 GE treadmill system, Lode Corival electro-magnetic breaking cycle ergometer, a Renaissance II spirometer, a Lactate Plus portable lactate analyzer, Polar heart rate monitors, Respironics Actical physical activity omnidirectional accelerometer monitors, Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Hologic Discovery W. The IEOL Lab is located just a few yards and between the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory and the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center which allows for our patients to undergo muscular strength testing using the Biodex System 3-Pro isokinetic dynamometer and postural stability evaluations using the NeuroCom Smart Balance Master, forceplates, and EMG systems.