Recent Integrative Oncology Articles
Welcome to the age of the empowered cancer patient. Many tools, as well as access to high quality information and top physician scientists, are available for cancer patients willing and able to invest themselves in their own health journey.
Even as cancer treatment becomes more targeted, with less toxicity, fewer side effects, there remains a profound need to focus more on the host: the patient.
Recorded shortly after speaking at UCSD’s Integrative Oncology conference, this podcast interview captures my thoughts on integrative oncology, and journey with a terminal cancer diagnosis, better than any other to date.
In 1991, when I first learned I had an incurable form of leukemia, integrative oncology wasn’t even a term. Integrative cancer care programs were nonexistent at major cancer centers. Put simply, there was nowhere for a newly diagnosed cancer patient like me to turn to learn about patient-centered, integrative approaches to disease management; at least […]
Integrative oncology therapies can often help ease side effects from chemo and radiation. But can integrative cancer care approaches also extend survivorship?
Dear Vice President Biden:
Your Cancer Moonshot initiative is commendable, with its core goals to make more therapies available to more patients, while supporting improvements to prevent cancer, and detect it earlier. The core elements of the Cancer Moonshot from a research and drug discovery standpoint are sound, but the overarching framework lacks a critical keystone. Let me explain.
The documentary does an incredible job capturing the history of cancer, with a laser focus on tumors and evolving treatments. Sadly, Cancer all but leaves the ‘host’, the patient, out of the story. No discussion on prevention.