Resources We Use Most Frequently
Our Resources database allows you to search or browse the websites, books and other resources that we have used most frequently in creating BCCT.
- About Herbs, Botanicals and Other Products
Publisher: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
This tool, for the public as well as healthcare professionals, can help visitors determine the value of using common herbs and other dietary supplements. This site provides visitors with objective and evidence-based information that can be helpful in judging a product’s traditional and proven uses, potential benefits, possible adverse effects, and interactions with other herbs or medicines.
- After Cancer Care
By Gerald Lemole, MD; Pallav Mehta, MD; and Dwight McKee, MD
Publisher: Rodale Books
Date Published: August 25, 2015
According to Drs. Lemole, Mehta, and McKee, your choices in diet, exercise, and even relationships can help determine your propensity for relapse. With more than three decades of post-cancer-care experience, the doctors create practical takeaways based on science so that readers will drastically improve their quality of life to enjoy many years of cancer-free serenity.
- Anticancer Living: Transform Your Life and Health with the Mix of Six
By Lorenzo Cohen and Alison Jefferies
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date Published: 2018
Introducing the concept of the “Mix of Six,” Cohen and Jefferies make an informed case that building social and emotional support; managing stress; improving sleep, exercise, and diet; and minimizing exposure to environmental toxins work together to promote an optimal environment for health and well-being.
- Beyond the Magic Bullet: The Anti-Cancer Cocktail
By Raymond Chang, MD
Publisher: Square One Publishers
Date Published: 2012
Conventional medicine’s core strategy has been re-examined, and a new, potentially more effective approach has emerged―one that combines the best of Eastern wisdom with Western science. This book takes a penetrating look at this bold new way of treating cancer.
Publisher: CAM-Cancer Collaboration
CAM-Cancer is an open-access, nonprofit web resource providing health professionals with evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer. This resource aims to prepare and disseminate information for health professionals based on the best available evidence in order to assist them in making informed treatment decisions together with their patients. Entries do not include dosing or administration guidelines.
Publisher: American Society of Clinical Oncology
This site has a wide array of information for people with cancer and their families and caregivers, including types of cancer, navigating cancer care, coping with cancer, survivorship and more.
- Choices In Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer
By Michael Lerner
Publisher: MIT Press
Date Published: 1994
This book is written for you—someone with cancer who wants to understand the many choices available to you in both conventional medicine and alternative therapies. It is also for your family members, friends, and healthcare professionals, but primarily it is for you. It is a book about how to find your way through the unfamiliar and often frightening territory that you face when you are diagnosed with cancer.
This site publishes independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals identify the best quality health and nutrition products.
- Integrative Oncology, 2nd Edition
By Donald I. Abrams, MD, and Andrew T. Weil, MD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date Published: 2014
This book provides complementary interventions to conventional cancer care, Including the hot topics of cannabinoids, antioxidents, energy medicine. and nutrition. New chapters have been added to this edition.
- Life over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment
By Keith I. Block, MD
Publisher: Bantam Dell
Date Published: 2009
Dr. Keith Block describes the Block program for fighting cancer to people who are at different places along the cancer continuum. Dr. Block’s evidence-based program is explained in easy-to-understand language that patients can implement both by themselves as well as with the assistance of their healthcare provider. Dr. Block includes in-depth descriptions of lifestyle practices as well as complementary therapies that are designed to enhance conventional cancer treatment, minimize side effects, and possibly prevent recurrence.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the healthcare delivery system.
- Natural Medicines Database
Publisher: Therapeutic Research Center
This website provides a searchable database of natural medicines, targeting health professionals, researchers, patients and the public. It is not specific to cancer, but visitors may search for information by cancer type. Natural medicines summaries include dosing and administration information.
- Naturopathic Oncology, 3rd Edition
By Neil McKinney, BSc, ND
Publisher: Liaison Press
Date Published: 2016
Informed by 30 years of practice and teaching naturopathic and traditional Chinese medicine, this guide to clinical success with cancer adds new therapies, new chapters, refinements of protocols, expanded references.
- Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Publisher: National Cancer Institute
This open-access site contains various resources for patients and professionals related to complementary approaches and cancer: A workbook for patients to use in exploring approaches and talking with their doctors, a guide to help patients make informed choices, FAQs and information on how to read safety warnings, selecting a complementary practitioner, paying for complementary approaches, evaluating medical resources on the Internet, and finding integrative medicine programs.
- PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries
Publisher: National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health
These cancer information summaries from the National Cancer Institute give brief descriptions of selected integrative, alternative and complementary therapies and the evidence supporting their use.
- The Definitive Guide to Cancer, 3rd Edition
By Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, and Karolyn Gazella
Publisher: Celestial Arts
Date Published: 2010
Naturopathic oncologist Lise Alschuler and health writer Karolyn Gazella have written The Definitive Guide to Cancer, 3rd Edition: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing for those who have been diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones. “Compassionate while reflecting the most recent science, this book offers a thorough examination of integrative cancer prevention and treatment in an accessible and practical manner. Readers will develop a better understanding of what cancer is, what causes it, how to best prevent it, and how to include complementary therapies into their treatment.” Naturopathic therapies are provided for a number of specific cancers.
- The Moss Reports
By Ralph Moss, PhD
The Moss Reports contain comprehensive, up-to-date information on conventional, integrative, experimental, complementary, dietary and alternative cancer treatments, detailed for the 27 most common cancer diagnoses.