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Personalized Cancer Care, Tumors and You

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.


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Integrative Oncology Circa 1991

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 […]


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Can Integrative Oncology Extend Survivorship?

Integrative oncology therapies can often help ease side effects from chemo and radiation. But can integrative cancer care approaches also extend survivorship?


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Cancer: Healing Versus Curing

Many think of cancer healing as the recovery process from invasive interventions such as surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. It’s a common mindset of ‘I’ll endure the conventional treatment then heal from it’. While that’s certainly a true form of physical healing, there are numerous ways in which healing takes place.


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Open Letter to Joe Biden: We Need a Cancer ‘Prevention’ Moonshot

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.


Spontaneous Remission is a Myth

While certainly true that the human mind and body possess an innate healing capacity, the phenomenon can only be fully unleashed by activating specific powerful triggers. True healing is a complex biological process, not magic.


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An Integrative Oncology Patient’s Thoughts on ‘Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies’

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.