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Integrative Oncology

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Integrative Oncology

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  March 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. Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, explore the use of omega-3 fatty acids, which have be...

Integrative Oncology

Advancing the Science and Art of Integrative Oncology

Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE  /  February 10, 2019

In 2019, we will mark the 20th year of the establishment of the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), which helped lay the foundation for the emerging field of integrative oncology. Over the past 2 decades, academic cancer institutions, including The Univers...

Supportive Care
Integrative Oncology

Use of Valerian to Relieve Anxiety in Patients With Cancer

Eugenie Spiguel, MSN, ANP-BC, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  January 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. Eugenie Spiguel, MSN, ANP-BC, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, explore the use of valerian for relievi...

Supportive Care
Integrative Oncology

Addressing Patient Expectations Regarding the Use of Alternative Therapies

Shelly Latte-Naor, MD, and Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE  /  December 10, 2018

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

Integrative Oncology

Probiotics

Shelly Latte-Naor, MD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  November 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. Shelly Latte-Naor, MD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, explore some of the beneficial effects attributed ...

Supportive Care
Integrative Oncology

Acupuncture for Joint Symptoms Caused by Aromatase Inhibitors

Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, and Katherine Crew, MD, MS  /  November 10, 2018

Arthralgia is a common and debilitating adverse effect experienced by patients with breast cancer who are being treated with aromatase inhibitors, often resulting in poor adherence. And premature treatment discontinuation can negatively impact disease-free and overall breast cancer survival. Limit...

Exercise Therapy for Symptom Management and Treatment in Patients With Cancer

Neil M. Iyengar, MD; Lee W. Jones, PhD; and Jessica M. Scott, PhD  /  October 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. Although physical activity is associated with many positive outcomes in the general population,...

Supportive Care
Integrative Oncology

Coriolus versicolor

Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  September 10, 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. Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, present information on the potential antican...

Integrative Oncology

Care for the Cancer Caregiver

Allison J. Applebaum, PhD  /  September 25, 2018

Providing care to patients with cancer can be overwhelming, and caregivers are at risk for physical and psychological distress, which can negatively impact their own health. Over the past decade, supporting caregiver well-being has gained prominence as a national health-care issue. In this article...

Supportive Care
Integrative Oncology

Reishi Mushroom

Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  August 10, 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. Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, present information on the use of reishi mushr...

Integrative Oncology

Acupressure for Cancer-Related Fatigue

Suzanna M. Zick, ND, MPH, and Richard E. Harris, PhD  /  July 25, 2018

Difficult-to-treat, cancer-related fatigue is a common, distressing clinical issue. It impedes daily activities, severely affecting patients’ quality of life. Compounding the problem is a lack of consensus on an effective pharmacologic intervention. Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine tech...

Integrative Oncology
Supportive Care

Mindfulness in Cancer Care: Hype or Help?

Linda E. Carlson, PhD, RPsych  /  July 10, 2018

GUEST EDITOR Integrative Oncology is guest edited by Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine and Chief, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.   “Mindfulness” has gained significant popularity in the lay press in recen...

Integrative Oncology

Green Tea

Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  June 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. Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, present information on the potential health benefits ...

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...

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...

Supportive Care
Integrative Oncology

Chamomile

Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  May 10, 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, Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, focus attention on chamomil...

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