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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Vitamin D and Colorectal Cancer Study: More Evidence it is Time to Rethink the IOM Recommendations

Could the third leading cause of cancer be prevented with Vitamin D? A new study authored by scientists from the American Cancer Society, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and more than 20 other medical centers and organizations finds that higher circulating vitaminRead …

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OPINION COLUMN: Dr Geo Espinosa on the Recent Change in Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

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On May 8, 2018, the  United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)  issued new recommendations for prostate screening, published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), for prostate screening, stating “Clinicians should not conduct prostate cancer screening in men aged 55-69 years who do not ask for it (level C recommendation).”Read …

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BfitBwell Clinical Exercise Program for Cancer Patients Improves Fitness, Fatigue and Lowers Depression

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By Kimberly Lord Stewart / Fatigue, depression, weakness and pain are the most common side effects of cancer treatments. The last thing most patients consider is exercise during this difficult time. A recent study shows that a clinical exercise program, called BfitBwell, may be just what is needed. It workedRead …

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Fish Omega-3 Superior to Flax for Inhibiting HER-2 Tumor Development and Growth

Fish Omega-3 Superior to Flax

Which Omega-3 source may have better cancer fighting properties, fish or plants? A new study from University of Guelph, Ontario shows that Omega-3s from fish and other marine sources are far superior to flax. The lead researcher, Prof. David Ma, discovered that marine-based omega-3s are eight times more effective atRead …

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Human Clinical: Selenium Yeast Reduces Oxidative Stress In Men

For the first time ever, researchers have made a significant positive connection between biomarkers of oxidative stress, a standardized form of selenium-enriched yeast and reduced prostate cancer risk. While epidemiologic and laboratory studies indicate that dietary selenium protects against prostate cancer, the specific form of selenium has remained elusive. Results

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Cancer Blood Test, aka “Liquid Biopsy,” Promises Early Detection for Eight Cancers

Could a cancer blood test for eight cancers cost the same as a single cancer test? Yes, say researchers from Johns Hopkins. In a widely reported study, researchers from the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins designed a multi-analyte blood test that can detect the presence of pancreaticRead …

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Patient Communication & Dietary Supplement Use

[wooslider mousewheel_nav="false" playpause="false" slide_page="cancer-communication" slider_type="slides" thumbnails="default" limit="7" display_title="true" imageslide="true"] The use of dietary supplements among patients affected by cancer is extensive, with an estimated 20-90 % of patients using these products. Their use of these products is often not shared with the treating physician. “Doctors need to understand why patients with

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Integrative Psychiatry Effective but Overlooked for Cancer Patients

Nearly three-quarters of cancer patients who have major depression are not currently receiving treatment for depression, and that a new integrated treatment programme is strikingly more effective at reducing depression and improving quality of life than current care, according to three papers published in The Lancet Psychiatry, The Lancet, and The Lancet Oncology. Lead author Professor Michael Sharpe from the University of Oxford in the UK, says “The huge benefit that DCPC delivers for patients with cancer and depression shows what we can achieve for patients if we take as much care with the treatment of their depression as we do with the treatment of their cancer.” By M Sharpe, et al., published in the Lancet and Lancet Oncology, Aug. 2014.

Naked Mole Rat, “You are My Detox Hero”

There’s no disputing naked mole rats are hideous. They’re beady-eyed, hairless, with massive protruding front teeth. They are so ugly we didn’t want to post their picture on our site for fear of scaring and permanently scarring our readers. But there is a lot we can learn about DETOX from NMRs, says Kara Fitzgerald ND, a speaker at the upcoming DETOX Summit. For instance, “they live forever, feel no pain, and they don’t get cancer,” she says.