Exercise Oncology Research Laboratory
The Exercise Oncology Research Laboratory (EORL) is the newest laboratory addition to the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The EORL opened its doors in 2011 and is a 450 square-foot laboratory facility housed in Fetzer Hall on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The EORL lab was designed to investigate the effects of cancer and cancer treatments on various physiological and physical function parameters of cancer patients including cardiorespiratory capacity, skeletal muscle structure and function, body composition, and blood biomarkers. The EORL lab is equipped with a Parvo Medics’ TrueOne® 2400 metabolic cart, a GE Case ECG with a T2100 GE treadmill system, a Lode Corival electro-magnetic breaking cycle ergometer, a Velotron RaceMate cycle, 2 Garmin Edge 520 Performance Trackers, 2 Garmin Vector Pedals, a Hologic Discovery W Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometer (DEXA), a GE Logic portable Ultrasound, an Oxycon Mobile portable metabolic system, an OptoGait Movement Analysis and Functional assessment system, a MOXY Muscle Oxygen Monitor, a BSX Insight Lactate Threshold and Muscle Oxygenation system, 2 Lactate Plus portable lactate analyzer, an USCOM hemodynamic Doppler, an AtCor SphygmaCor XCEL, Near Infrared Spectroscopy, a Renaissance II spirometer, Polar and Garmin heart rate monitors, and multiple Respironics Actical and Actigraph physical activity omnidirectional accelerometer monitors. The lab also has an on-site phlebotomy station equipped with vein visualization AccuVein AV400 device.
The EORL 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 HUMAC NORM Dynamometer and postural stability evaluations using the NeuroCom Smart Balance Master, forceplates, and EMG systems.