Advertisement

Advertisement

Integrative Oncology

Integrative Oncology

Music Therapy for Cancer-Related Fatigue

Kevin Liou, MD, and Karen Popkin, LCAT, MT-BC, HPMT  /  September 10, 2021

Guest Editor’s Note: Despite the high prevalence of cancer-related fatigue, there are few effective management strategies for this debilitating condition. Music therapy is a nonpharmacologic modality that has been shown to reduce anxiety in oncology settings. In this installment of The ASCO Post’s I...

Integrative Oncology

Gut Microbiome and Cancer

Ying Taur, MD, MPH  /  August 25, 2021

In recent years, the gut microbiome has garnered considerable attention as a scientific field, with far-reaching potential for clinical good. The trillions of microorganisms that inhabit the digestive tract form an incredibly complex community, which participates in countless interactions with its h...

Integrative Oncology

American Ginseng

Eugenie Spiguel, MSN, ANP-BC, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  July 25, 2021

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Eugenie Spiguel, MSN, ANP-BC, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, focus on American gins...

Integrative Oncology

Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Launches Redesigned Culinary Website for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD  /  June 10, 2021

Guest Editor’s Note: Healthful nutrition plays an important role throughout the cancer continuum. Given the proliferation of online dietary resources, there is a clear need for reliable information. In this article, Dr. Heather Greenlee describes the website Cook for Your Life, launched in collabora...

Integrative Oncology

Cannabis

Nirupa Raghunathan, MD, Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  May 10, 2021

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this article, Nirupa Raghunathan, MD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, focus on the increasing use ...

Integrative Oncology

Yoga in Oncologic Care: An Evidence-Based Treatment to Improve Outcomes

Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, and Santosshi Narayanan, MD  /  April 10, 2021

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. Increasingly, patients with cancer desire nonpharmacologic strategies for managing their symptom...

Integrative Oncology

International Perspectives on Integrative Medicine for Cancer Prevention and Management

Alejandro Salicrup  /  March 25, 2021

Guest Editor’s Note: Although many cancer centers recognize the value of integrative therapies in oncologic care, cancer prevention, its treatment, and survivorship care continue to pose a challenge in many low- and middle-income countries. In this article, Alejandro Salicrup, PhD, highlights the pr...

Integrative Oncology

Kratom

YEN NIEN HOU, PharmD, DipIOM, LAc, AND JYOTHIRMAI GUBILI, MS  /  March 10, 2021

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Yen Nien Hou, PharmD, DipIOM, LAc, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, focus on krat...

COVID-19
Integrative Oncology

COVID-19 and Integrative Oncology: Meeting the Global Challenges of Health Equity

Linda E. Carlson, PhD, RPsych, and Channing Paller, MD  /  January 25, 2021

Guest Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) held its 2020 international conference in a virtual format. It focused on key issues of health disparities in integrative cancer care, innovative integrative oncology service delivery models, and globalizat...

Supportive Care
Integrative Oncology
COVID-19

Virtual Mind-Body Services for Patients With Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  November 25, 2020

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, focus on the role of virtual i...

Supportive Care

Using Meaning-Centered Interventions to Address Suffering on the Cancer Journey

Wendy G. Lichtenthal, PhD, FT  /  November 10, 2020

A large body of research has shed light on how the cancer experience and related losses often leave patients and their families struggling to find a sense of meaning in their lives.1-7 The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified these difficulties, as meaningful activities and experiences have been compro...

Integrative Oncology

Astragalus

Yen Nien Hou, PharmD, DipIOM, LAc and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  October 10, 2020

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Yen Nien Hou, PharmD, DipIOM, LAc, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, focus on the ...

Integrative Oncology

A Brief Primer on Managing Anxiety in Older Adults With Cancer

Kelly M. Trevino, PhD, Rebecca M. Saracino, PhD, and Andrew J. Roth, MD  /  August 10, 2020

Cancer-related anxiety has negative impacts on emotional, physical, and social well-being, with data indicating older patients are likely to remain undiagnosed, leading to poor outcomes. In this installment of The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series, Drs. Trevino, Saracino, and Roth highlight th...

Integrative Oncology

Acupuncture vs Sham Procedure and Usual Care for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS  /  September 10, 2020

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a debilitating and enduring adverse effect of many antineoplastic agents, which negatively impacts the quality of life of patients with cancer and survivors. Current pharmacotherapy has limited efficacy and causes undesirable effects. In this installment...

Integrative Oncology

Ashwagandha

Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  August 25, 2020

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, present updated information on...

Integrative Oncology

Elderberry

Yen Nien Hou, PharmD, DiplOM, LAc, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  July 10, 2020

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Yen Nien Hou, PharmD, DiplOM, LAc, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, focus on elde...

Integrative Oncology

Integrating Physical Activity Into Cancer Care

Justin Brown, PhD  /  June 25, 2020

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. Accumulating evidence suggests the benefits of physical activity through the cancer continuum. Howev...

Integrative Oncology

Sleeping Well After Cancer: Patient-Centered Research for Treatment of Insomnia

Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, and Christina Seluzicki, MBE  /  May 25, 2020

Insomnia is a persistent sleep disorder that affects nearly 60% of people with cancer, diminishing their quality of life.1,2 Chronic insomnia disorder is defined by trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking too early three times per week for 3 months or more.3 Standard care comprises pharmac...

Integrative Oncology

Yoga for Pediatric and Adolescent Patients With Cancer

Nirupa Raghunathan, MD  /  May 10, 2020

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. Despite significant improvements reported in survival rates, symptom management in pediatric patie...

Integrative Oncology

Budwig Diet

Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  April 25, 2020

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, focus on the Budwig die...

Integrative Oncology
COVID-19

Mind-Body Therapies for Relieving Anxiety and Stress in Patients With Cancer During COVID-19 Pandemic

Shelly Latte-Naor, MD, and Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE  /  April 25, 2020

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has dramatically disrupted societal life within a very short time. Patients with cancer in particular can be affected by delays in routine medical care in addition to experiencing heightened anxiety and stress associated with the threat of...

Integrative Oncology

Active Hexose Correlated Compound

Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  March 10, 2020

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, focus on active hexose correlate...

Addressing Symptom Control and Palliative Care Needs

GABRIEL LOPEZ, MD  /  February 10, 2020

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Gabriel Lopez, MD, emphasizes the importance of effective communica...

Integrative Oncology

Society for Integrative Oncology’s 16th International Conference

Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS, and Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE  /  January 25, 2020

The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) hosted its 16th International Conference in New York City, October 19-21, 2019, in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). The conference theme, “Advancing the Science and Art of Integrative Oncology,” focused on deepening the under...

Colorectal Cancer

Role of Integrative Therapies for Patients With Colorectal Cancer

Richard T. Lee, MD  /  December 10, 2019

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Richard T. Lee, MD, describes the symptoms associated with colorectal cancer ...

Integrative Oncology

Boswellia

Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  November 25, 2019

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, focus on the herbal extract bosw...

Prostate Cancer
Integrative Oncology

Mindfulness Training for Men Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer Who Are on Active Surveillance

David Victorson, PhD  /  October 25, 2019

GUEST EDITOR Integrative Oncology is guest edited by Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine and Chief of Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate th...

Integrative Oncology

Graviola

Eugenie Spiguel, MSN, ANP-BC, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  October 10, 2019

GUEST EDITOR Integrative Oncology is guest edited by Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine and Chief of Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.   The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate...

Integrative Oncology

Flaxseed

Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  September 25, 2019

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, focus on flaxseed because o...

Integrative Oncology

Light Intervention for Cancer-Related Fatigue, Depression, and Sleep Disturbance

William H. Redd, PhD; Kathryn Sommer, PhD; Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD; Joanne Mortimer, MD; Christopher Buettner, MD, PhD; Stacyann Bailey, PhD; William Dale, MD, PhD; Gary Winkel, PhD; and Heiddis B. Valdimarsdottir, PhD  /  September 10, 2019

GUEST EDITOR  Integrative Oncology is guest edited by Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine and Chief of Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Cancer and its treatments are associated with severe fatigue, depressio...

Survivorship
Supportive Care
Integrative Oncology

Healthy Lifestyle for Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Emily S. Tonorezos, MD, MPH  /  August 25, 2019

GUEST EDITOR Integrative Oncology is guest edited by Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine and Chief of Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.   The survival rates of adolescent and young adults with cancer have ri...

Integrative Oncology

Echinacea

Yen Nien Hou, PharmD, DipIOM, LAc  /  August 10, 2019

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Yen Nien Hou, PharmD, DipIOM, LAc, explores the potential health benefits of th...

Supportive Care

Integrative Medicine in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients With Cancer

Nirupa Raghunathan, MD  /  July 25, 2019

GUEST EDITOR Integrative Oncology is guest edited by Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine and Chief of Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate th...

Integrative Oncology

Capsaicin

Shelly Latte-Naor, MD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  May 25, 2019

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Shelly Latte-Naor, MD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, explore the use of capsaicin,...

Integrative Oncology

Chaga Mushroom

Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  July 10, 2019

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, explore the current researc...

Integrative Oncology

Dance/Movement Therapy: Getting to Feelings That Have No Words

Suzi Tortora, EDD, BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHC  /  April 25, 2019

Dance/movement therapy is a complementary modality that is being explored for symptom control and for improving the quality of life of patients with cancer, especially pediatric patients. Self-expression as well as the creative and interpersonal aspects of dance/movement therapy can help patients ...

Supportive Care
Integrative Oncology

Maitake Mushroom

Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  April 10, 2019

GUEST EDITOR Integrative Oncology is guest edited by Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine and Chief of Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.         The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended ...

Prostate Cancer

Pomegranates and Other Polyphenols: New Evidence to Share With Prostate Cancer Patients

Channing Paller, MD  /  January 25, 2018

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies commonly used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Channing Paller, MD, explores the role of pomegranate- and grape-based supplemen...

Integrative Oncology

Massage Therapy for Patients With Cancer

Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS  /  April 25, 2018

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies commonly used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS, reviews the current data on the use of massage to reduc...

Supportive Care
Integrative Oncology

Supporting Patients During and After Cancer Treatment: Evidence-Informed Approach to Lifestyle and Behavior Change

Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, and Alison Jefferies, BA, MEd  /  May 25, 2018

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, and Alison Jefferies, BA, MEd, summarize research findi...

Solid Tumors
Issues in Oncology
Survivorship
Breast Cancer

Tai Chi for the Treatment of Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

Michael R. Irwin, MD  /  June 10, 2018

Underrecognized and inadequately managed, insomnia is a significant burden for many cancer survivors. Often persistent over several years following diagnosis and treatment, sleep problems negatively affect quality of life and elevate the risk of depression and anxiety. In this installment of The A...

Integrative Oncology

A Conversation with Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD

Jo Cavallo  /  August 15, 2011

Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, recently spoke with The ASCO Post about her quest to stamp out the illegitimate use of alternative medicine in cancer care and the results from her latest research. A researc...

Integrative Oncology

Integrative Medicine Offers Added Value for Patients with Cancer

Carolyn M. Matthews, MD  /  November 1, 2011

Addressing a patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs during the cancer journey, integrative medicine combines such time-honored therapies as nutrition, exercise, and meditation alongside allopathic approaches to cancer care, with the ultimate goal of improving survival rates and reducing ...

Integrative Oncology

Acai Berry

Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD  /  June 15, 2012

The use of dietary supplements by patients with cancer has risen significantly over the past 2 decades despite insufficient evidence of safety and effectiveness. Finding reliable sources of information about dietary supplements can be daunting. Patients typically rely on family, friends, and the Int...

Breast Cancer
Integrative Oncology

Soy Phytoestrogens and Breast Cancer: An Enduring Dilemma

Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD, and Ian Yarett  /  July 15, 2012

The impact of soy consumption on breast cancer diagnosis and outcome has remained of concern to clinicians and researchers for the past 20 years. Although studied extensively in epidemiologic studies as well as lab and animal research, no medical consensus on soy’s effects has emerged. Many studies ...

Integrative Oncology

Astragalus

Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD, Guest Editor  /  August 15, 2012

The use of dietary supplements by cancer patients has risen significantly over the past 2 decades despite insufficient evidence of safety and effectiveness. Finding reliable sources of information about dietary supplements can be daunting. Patients typically rely on family, friends, and the Internet...

Integrative Oncology

Antioxidant Supplementation in Patients with Cancer: Is It Safe and Effective?

Barrie Cassileth, PhD, and Ian Yarett  /  October 15, 2012

Antioxidant supplements are widely used by healthy individuals as a preventive measure against cancer and heart disease and by patients with cancer to promote healing and prevent recurrence. Studies suggest that dietary supplements are used by up to 81% of cancer survivors, and that 14% to 32% begin...

Integrative Oncology

Dong Quai

Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD  /  November 15, 2012

Scientific Name: Angelica sinensis Common Names: Chinese angelica, dang gui, tang kuei, tan kue Overview Dong quai is a perennial herb indigenous to China, Japan, and Korea. Its root has been used for centuries as a spice, tonic, and medicine. Dong quai is mentioned in Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, the...

Integrative Oncology

Acupuncture: Does It Alleviate Symptoms Associated with Cancer Care?

Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, and Ian Yarett  /  December 15, 2012

A therapeutic modality of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been extensively investigated in Western medical settings. Its clinical use is increasingly common for the management of pain and other conditions. In the oncology setting, research demonstrates that acupuncture can significantl...

Integrative Oncology

Green Tea

Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, Guest Editor  /  January 15, 2013

The use of dietary supplements by cancer patients has risen significantly over the past 2 decades despite insufficient evidence of safety and effectiveness. Finding reliable sources of information about dietary supplements can be daunting. Patients typically rely on family, friends, and the Internet...

Advertisement

Advertisement



Advertisement