Recent Blog Articles
Personalized Medicine and Integrative Oncology as One
The future of cancer treatment is a highly personalized, N of 1 model of care, specific to each unique individual and each unique tumor a person is hosting.
Matthew Mumber: The Oncologist Poet
Poet Matt Mumber, an integrative radiation oncologist serving a rural Georgia community, is among a long list of physician poets—past and present—that include Oliver Wendall Holmes, John Keats, and Rafael Campo. Here are five poems from Matt Mumber’s latest book, The Attending.
43 Life-Changing Lessons Since My Cancer Diagnosis
I’ve learned a few things over the 30 years since being diagnosed with cancer. These personal lessons, combined with what I’ve gleaned from 19 years as a cancer coach, greatly shapes my ever-growing understanding of cancer—and its prevention and control.
Not all Plant-Based Diets Reduce Cancer Burden
New epidemiological prospective study looking at incidence of pancreatic cancer shows that a plant-based diet can create a pro-cancer environment or anticancer environment, depending on quality of diet.
72% Reduction in Metastatic Cancer Seen with Intense Cardio
Researchers at Tel Aviv University report results of a new study showing the risk of metastatic cancer can be reduced by 72% through vigorous aerobic exercise.
Glenn Sabin’s Anticancer Foods List
Glenn Sabin’s comprehensive anticancer diet list. Learn Glenn’s approach to buying produce and what definitely needs to be organic and what is okay to buy conventionally grown. Here’s Glenn’s perspective on animal protein choices, including select omega-3-rich cold water fish.
Turning Cancer Fear and Anxiety on its Head
Cancer remains the scariest and most anxiety-provoking 6-letter word I know. But we now have more tools than ever to proactively and pragmatically approach a diagnosis while better controlling emotions—namely fear and anxiety, which can lead to depression.
Perverse Profit Incentives of Infused Cancer Drugs
The business of cancer care is complex, and not always, shall we say, fair and transparent to patients … especially when it comes to treatment costs. This opaqueness is especially problematical when it comes to cancer therapies such as chemotherapy that are infused intravenously in a hospital or clinic. The decision-making process, through which standard of care drug(s) are recommended and ultimately prescribed, can cross a line that favors profit over true patient value.
Vitamin D, Omega-3, Exercise Combo Shown to Prevent Cancer
New study published in Frontiers of Aging included over 2,000 healthy adults over 70, and tracked relative cancer risk over five years. Participants were randomized to receive variations of vitamin D, omega-3, and home exercise.
[ASCO Guideline] Exercise, Diet, Weight Management ‘During’ Cancer Treatment
How do our lifestyle choices influence active cancer treatment, in terms of helping to mitigate various side effects or otherwise potentiate the efficacy of active treatment itself? New ASCO Guideline aims to inform oncologists to better support their patients.