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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…

Dietary Supplements: Harmful or Essential? Cutting Through the Unrelenting Rhetoric

by Glenn Sabin, with contribution from Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
for more about Mr. Sabin, please visit his website, FON Therapeutics

Excerpt
“What a firestorm! Ever since Dr. Paul Offit’s book, “Do you Believe in Magic: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine” was released last summer, there’s been a burst of new negative dietary supplement study results and position papers. Editorials, featuring provocative headlines such as: Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements and Don’t Take Your Vitamins, have been published in prominent medical journals and major media outlets, many authored or co-authored by the read more…

Adjuvant Fermented Wheat Germ Extract (Avemar™) Nutraceutical Improves Survival of High-Risk Skin Melanoma Patients

Adjuvant Fermented Wheat Germ Extract(Avemar™) Nutraceutical Improves Survival of High-Risk Skin Melanoma Patients:
A Randomized, Pilot, Phase II Clinical Study with a 7-Year Follow-Up

ABSTRACT
Objective: The fermented wheat germ extract (FWGE) nutraceutical (Avemar™), manufactured under
“good manufacturing practice” conditions and, fulfilling the self-affirmed “generally recognized as safe”
status in the United States, has been approved as a “dietary food for special medical purposes for cancer
patients” in Europe. In this paper, we report the adjuvant use of this nutraceutical in the treatment
of high-risk skin melanoma patients.

To view this article and more information about Avemar (FWGE), we ask 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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