Integrative Cancer Care
What is integrative cancer care? The Society for Integrative Oncology offers this definition:
Donald Abrams, MD, defines integrative cancer care in a 2014 presentation.
“Integrative oncology is a patient-centered, evidence-informed field of cancer care that utilizes mind and body practices, natural products, and/or lifestyle modifications from different traditions alongside conventional cancer treatments. Integrative oncology aims to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes across the cancer care continuum and to empower people to prevent cancer and become active participants before, during, and beyond cancer treatment.”1
We know so little about the mystery of life and the body that we need to consider all systems and explanations for their wisdom.
BCCT provides a tour of this field:
- Healing and Curing
- Body Terrain and the Tumor Microenvironment
- Advocates and Navigators
- Integrative Therapies
- Types of Cancer Care
- Diagnostic Approaches
- Detoxification Strategies
- Integrative Programs and Protocols
- Clinical Practice Guidelines and Standards of Care
- What Can You Trust?
- For Healthcare Professionals
As our advisor Dr. Wayne Jonas has told us, "We know so little about the mystery of life and the body that we need to consider all systems and explanations for their wisdom." BCCT manifests this thought.
- Kathryn H. Schmitz PhD, MPH Anna M. Campbell PhD and others: Exercise is medicine in oncology: engaging clinicians to help patients move through cancer
- American Institute for Cancer Research: New American Plate Challenge
- Dr. Deirdre Orceyre: Naturopathic and Integrative Cancer Care
- Dr. Ralph Moss: Dealing with the Trauma of Cancer: Dr. Moss interviews Dr. James S. Gordon
- Dr. Michael Ruscio: Dwight McKee Podcast
- Ralph W. Moss: Herbs Against Cancer: History and Controversy
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Integrative Medicine Education & Training Programs