Integrative Oncology

Integrative Oncology

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People facing a new diagnosis of cancer are unsettled by their prognosis and treatment options, and they often seek to integrate complementary modalities into their conventional care plan, hoping to improve their chances of cure and decrease side effects. Many do so without informing their oncologist, for fear of alienating them or not convinced that their physician would be informed about complementary therapies. Integrative Oncology, the first volume in the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, provides a wealth of information for both practitioners and consumers on the emerging field of integrative oncology. Noted oncologist Donald Abrams and integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil and their international panel of experts present up-to-date and extensively referenced chapters on a wide spectrum of issues and challenges, bound in one comprehensive, reader-friendly text in a format featuring key points, sidebars, tables, and a two-color design for ease of use. It is destined to emerge as the definitive resource in this emerging field.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 929.86g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, tables, and figures
  • 0195309448
  • 9780195309447
  • 676,426

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Integrative Oncology is a worthy text for inclusion in any clinician's library who cares for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and/or their caregivers. - Psycho-Oncology The authors bring together a wide range of up-to-date information about their topics. Each chapters begins with a list of key concepts followed by detailed information... the contributions are well written and informative. Several tables provide useful summary data. Many of the authors emphasize known phsyiology of their subjects and the evidence-based information available. Safety, efficacy, and possible interference with standard therapy are discussed. - Annals of Internal Medicine Readers will be empowered...Integrative Oncology weaves together a patient-centered, holistic approach to cancer care with the scientific rationale behind integrative therapies used in the oncology setting. For the reader who desires a comprehensive, evidence-based review of the evolving interdisciplinary field of integrative oncology, this book is an excellent resource. - Herbacl Gram, The Journal of the American Botanical Councilshow more

About Donald I. Abrams

Donald I. Abrams, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of Clinical Programs, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; and Chief of Hematology-Oncology, San Francisco General Hospital. Andrew Weil, MD, is Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Professor of Public Health, and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona. He is the best-selling author of Healthy Aging.show more

Table of contents

1. Integrative Oncology Review Andrew Weil ; 2. An Integrative Approach to Cancer Prevention Heather Greenlee ; 3. From Bench to Breakfast: Translating Bench Chemoprevention John Pezzuto ; 4. Nutrition and Cancer: Epidemiology and Prevention Lawrence Kushi ; 5. Nutritional Interventions in Cancer Keith Block ; 6. Botanical Medicine Leanna Standish ; 7. Cannabis and Cancer Donald Abrams ; 8. CAM: Chemo Interactions-What is Known? Alex Spaarboom ; 9. The Antioxidant Debate Karak Kelly ; 10. Physical Activity and Cancer Kerry Courneya ; 11. Massage Therapy and Manual Medicine Lisa Corbin ; 12. Mind-Body Medicine Marty Rossman ; 13. Traditional Chinese Medicine Qingcai Zhang ; 14. Aruveyda Anand Dhruva ; 15. Homeopathy and Cancer Dana Ullman ; 16. Anthroposophic Medicine and Cancer Peter Heusser ; 17. Energy Medicine Susan Lutgendorf ; 18. The Impact of Cancer on the Spirit Rachel Remen ; 19. The Role of Spirituality Mary Jo Kreitzer ; 20. Integrative Medicine and Breast Cancer Debu Tripathy ; 21. Integrative Medicine in Prostate Cancer Mark Moyad ; 22. Integrative Medicine in Colorectal CancerAl Neugut ; 23. Radiation Therapy and Integrative Oncology Matt Mumber ; 24. Integrative Medicine in Sympton Management and Palliative Care Chas Loprinzi ; 25. CAM Therapies to Mitigate the Toxicities of Cancer Therapy Peter Johnstone ; 26. Alternative Therapies as Primary Treatments for Cancer Stephen Sagar ; 27. CAM and Cancer Research Methodology Vinjar Fonnebo ; 28. Anotenella Surbone ; 29. THe Patient's Perspective Manuchehr Shir ; 30. Integrative Oncology: The Future David Rosenthalshow more

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