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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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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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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