Does Eating Organic Food Reduce Cancer Risk? New French Study Says Yes

Does Eating Organic Food Reduce Cancer Risk?

Is eating organic healthier? Does eating organic food reduce cancer risk? These are questions that constantly come to mind when your patients shop for produce in the grocery story or farmer’s market. While it seems intuitive to want to eat fewer pesticides, are there health advantages, such as reducing one’sRead …

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New Support Tool Improves Genetic Testing Knowledge in Breast Cancer Patients

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Awareness of genetic testing among newly diagnosed breast cancer patients is low, a new study finds. In this new study, published in the journal Cancer, as few as 30% of new diagnosed, early-stage breast cancer patients know about genetic screening.  Even more troublesome is that the study found that fewerRead …

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Open Access until Oct. 24th: Special Issue on Integrative Oncology from JACM

A recent special focus issue on integrative oncology deserves a solid read. In light of the recent controversial article in JAMA on complementary and alternative cancer therapies, this special issue by JACM, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, puts a lensRead …

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Retraction Needed? JAMA Oncology’s Bum Science Suggests People Die Faster Using Complementary Medicine

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The media had a feeding frenzy when a data-mining report from Yale researchers published in JAMA Oncology suggested a causal relationship between use of complementary medicine and shortened life span among cancer patients. A New York Times subheading was representative: “People who used herbs, acupuncture and other complementary treatments tended to die earlier than those whoRead …

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Early Lab Study: Hemp Shows Therapeutic Potential for Reducing Ovarian Cancer Risk

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Could non-psychoactive hemp be a viable use to reduce ovarian cancer risk? As we learn more about the bioactives in hemp, the possibility becomes ever real. At the 2018 annual Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, graduate students, Sara Biela and Chase Turner, presented the first study to examine hemp andRead …

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Is Aspirin Beneficial? That Depends on Dosage and Body Weight, says Lancet study

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  It is well known that aspirin can inhibit the aggregation of platelets and reduce the risk of certain cancers such as colorectal cancer, thus the commonly prescribed recommendation of 81mg baby aspirin (one quarter the dose of 325 mg adult aspirin). This Lancet study explored the one-dose-fits all approachRead …

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Dr. Nalini Chilkov: Integrative Oncology & The Important Role of Frontline Clinicians

In this insightful video from Functional Forum, Nalini Chilkov, OMD, leading integrative oncology expert and founder of the American Institute of Integrative Oncology Research and Education, discusses the importance of focusing on a patient’s overall health while treating cancer. As health specialists in integrative care, you can do more than youRead …

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Lesson from Oncology Clinic on Improving Nonclinical-Support for Patients

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When your patients are diagnosed with something as difficult as cancer every experience is amplified, including how they perceive overall care based on nonclinical staff interactions. One way to diminish some of that anxiousness is to make certain that your front office staff is empathetic and trained to address tensions

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Breast Cancer Joins Pain as Conditions with Dominant School Endorsement of Integrative Strategies

The movement of medicine toward an integrative model took an important step in early June. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) endorsed a clinical practice guideline for integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment. The endorsement was published on June 11, 2018 in ASCO’s Journal of Clinical Oncology as “Integrative TherapiesRead …

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