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Integrative Oncology

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Integrative Oncology

Ashwagandha

Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  March 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, Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, present information on Ashwaga...

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...

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

Boswellia

Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  April 25, 2016

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. We chose Boswellia for this issue because of its increasing use by patients with cancer. Integra...

Alternative Therapies: Knowledge Is Power, but Consider the Source

Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD  /  October 25, 2015

The use of dietary supplements and other complementary and “alternative” therapies by patients with cancer has increased significantly over the past 20 years despite insufficient evidence of safety and effectiveness. Finding reliable sources of information about complementary therapies can be daunti...

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Integrative Oncology

Turmeric

Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  August 25, 2017

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, Gary Deng, MD, PhD, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, present information on turmeric...

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

The Role of Music Therapy in Cancer Care

Karen Popkin, LCAT, MT-BC, HPMT  /  September 25, 2016

Music therapy, an established adjuvant to standard cancer care, is offered in a growing number of cancer centers throughout the United States and internationally. Defined by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) as “the evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish indi...

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...

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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
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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

The Pediatric Fitness Program: A Mind-Body Approach

Robin Hardbattle, MS, LAc  /  July 10, 2015

The fundamental challenge in treating children with cancer centers on how to help relieve their suffering while they undergo difficult care. Typically, they do not yet have adult coping skills, and even if they had some ability to cope, many of the issues they face during treatment are overwhelming....

Issues in Oncology

Staff Support Sessions in an Oncology Setting

Michele Schuman, LMSW, LMT  /  April 25, 2015

Work-related issues such as coping skills, stress management, burnout, and compassion fatigue are among the challenges faced by clinical and other staff in cancer treatment centers. Given the emotional consequences of professional caregiving, staff support group meetings are valuable resources for h...

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

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...

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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

Acupuncture: Does It Alleviate Symptoms Associated With Cancer Care?

Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, and Ian Yarett, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York  /  July 25, 2016

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

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...

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...

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...

Integrative Oncology

Turmeric 

Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, Guest Editor  /  February 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...

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

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...

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 ...

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

The State of Integrative Oncology: A New Era

Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE  /  February 10, 2018

Now that we have entered 2018, let’s take a moment to reflect on how far we have come and what lies ahead in integrative oncology care. Overview To cope with the physical, emotional, and spiritual effects of cancer, and in search of relief from symptoms that their conventional treatments have not ...

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...

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

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...

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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...

Integrative Oncology

Rhodiola

Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS,  /  September 25, 2017

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, present information on Rhod...

Integrative Oncology

Ginseng 

Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  September 1, 2013

Guest Editor Integrative Oncology is guest edited by Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, Chief of the Integrative Medicine Service and Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. The Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering C...

Integrative Oncology

Capsaicin

Jyothi Gubili, MS  /  February 25, 2015

Scientific name: 8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide Brand names: Zostrix cream 0.025% or 0.075%, Salonpas Gel-Patch Hot, Sinus Buster (homeopathic intranasal spray). The use of dietary supplements by patients with cancer has increased significantly over the past 20 years despite insufficient evidenc...

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

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...

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...

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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

American Ginseng

Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, Editor, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  /  July 25, 2015

The use of dietary supplements by patients with cancer has increased significantly over the past 20 years 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 ...

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

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

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...

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...

Supportive Care
Integrative Oncology

Melatonin

Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  October 25, 2017

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, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, present information on mel...

Supportive Care
Integrative Oncology

Music Therapy: Relevance in Oncology

Karen Popkin, LCAT, MT-BC, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  July 25, 2017

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, authors Karen Popkin, LCAT, MT-BC, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, present the case...

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 ...

Integrative Oncology

Vitamin D and Cancer: A Uniform Dose Is Unlikely to Fit All Patients 

Kathleen M. Wesa, MD, and Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD  /  June 25, 2013

Integrative Oncology is guest edited by Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, Chief of the Integrative Medicine Service and Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. The Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center d...

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...

Integrative Oncology

Aloe Vera

Jyothirmai Gubili, MS  /  December 15, 2014

The use of dietary supplements by patients with cancer has increased 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...

Integrative Oncology

The Best of SIO

Jo Cavallo  /  December 15, 2013

The following four abstracts, which describe findings in three clinical studies and one basic science study, were singled out as the top abstracts at this year’s International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology. Self-Administered Acupressure Zick S, Wyatt G, Murphy S; et al: The ef...

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