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Integrative Oncology Breast Cancer Clinical Practice Guidelines Published in JNCI Monographs

This guest post is written by our content partner Glenn Sabin of FON Therapeutics.

The Society for Integrative Oncology has published a first-of-its kind breast cancer clinical practice guidelines in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs coinciding with the 11th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology held this week in Houston, Texas.

SIO-LogostackedHighRes-01-01-158x300With over 80% of breast cancer patients using some form of integrative cancer therapy following diagnose, these timely guidelines will bring much needed clarity and support to women undergoing active cancer treatment.

Leading integrative oncology investigators from several major NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers, read more…

Paint the town PINK!

Article provided courtesy of our content partners, Labrix Clinical Services.

pink_ribbonOctober is breast cancer awareness month and by now most of you have probably noticed a few more
pink posters, wrist bands and pink ribbons floating around than usual. Unfortunately, most of us don’t need to see
pink bumper stickers in traffic or pink shoes on our favorite running back to remind us of this
devastating disease, as its prevalence indicates that most people have known someone with such a
diagnosis. Last year, there were an estimated 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer in this
country and approximately read more…

Tai Chi for Well-being of Breast Cancer Survivors With Aromatase Inhibitor-associated Arthralgias: A Feasibility Study

Mary Lou Galantino, et al.
This content is courtesy of IMCJ


Context: Arthralgia is common and debilitating for a significant proportion of breast cancer survivors (BCSs) and leads to poor adherence to aromatase inhibitors (AIs). Despite increased recognition of the negative impact of arthralgia on function and the poor adherence that results, very few interventions have been developed to target this side effect.

Objective: This study aimed to determine the feasibility of tai chi to improve well-being for women experiencing AI-associated arthralgias (AIAAs).

Design: The study was a pilot to (1) demonstrate the feasibility of recruitment and retention for read more…

Medicinal Mushrooms & Cancer

Paul Stamets at TEDMED

Magical Mushrooms: Is the world ready for this tour? The mushroom biologist talks about the antimicrobial properties of fungi, how they can be used as potent insecticides, and how they may help boost the human immune system.

Paul Stamets discusses his personal story with his mother, diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Too weak to undergo most traditional treatments, Staments describes apoptosis using “Turkey Tail” or Trametes versicolor – also known as Coriolus versicolor and Polyporus versicolor as an immune booster.

Topics include:

  • Cordyceps mushrooms
  • Making antimicrobials
  • How turkey tail mushrooms affect natural killer cell enhancement
  • read more…

Nutritional Approaches for Integrative Oncology (Slideshow)

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO

Nutrition therapy is increasingly playing a bigger role in cancer prevention and treatment. The literature points to genetic causes of cancer at only 5-10%, while environmental influence is attributable to a dramatic 90-95% of all cancers. Diet alone accounts for up to 35% of all environmental influencers, which surprisingly exceeds tobacco (30%).

Topics in this slideshow:

  • Hallmarks of Carcinogenesis
  • Cancer Prevention and Diet
  • Fruits, Vegetables and Omega-3′s: The Anti-Cancer Toolbox
  • Nutrients and Cancer Cell Progression
  • Supporting Phase II Pathways as Chemoprevention
  • Chemopreventive and Oncostatic Agents, Obesity Related Cancers & More… read more…
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