Integrative Oncology Care & Research: Needs to be reinforced
Main Article Content
Healthcare of cancer patients has been changing integrating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Since many patients believe in holistic medicine and natural remedies and some studies results demonstrated the efficacy of CAM, it stresses our task to develop innovative research protocols to investigate the outcomes of particular CAM on symptom reduction, quality of life, cancer arrest, or other endpoints. Thus, prospective trials and innovative, evidence-based treatment concepts to include CAM into high-end oncology is what patients demand and what a modern oncology center should offer. We are presenting a review of published studies and experiences with a purpose of motivating investigators to include integrative medicine in the clinical research arena of oncologic patients.
The Medical Research Archives grants authors the right to publish and reproduce the unrevised contribution in whole or in part at any time and in any form for any scholarly non-commercial purpose with the condition that all publications of the contribution include a full citation to the journal as published by the Medical Research Archives.
Black DS, Larn CN, Nguyen NT, Ihenacho U, Figueiredo JC. Complementary and Integrative Health Practices Among Hispanics Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer: Utilization and Communication with Physicians. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2016; 22(6): 473-479.
Standish LJ, Dowd F, Sweet E, Dale L, Andersen MR. Breast Cancer Integrative Oncology Care and Its Costs. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2016; 1-11.
Mao JJ, Dusek JA. Integrative Medicine as Standard Care for Pain Management: Th Need for Rigorous Research. Pain Med. 2016 May 26. pii: pnw102.
Carmichael AN, Morgan L, Del Fabbro E. Identifying and assessing the risk of opioid abuse in patients with cancer: an integrative review. Subst. Abuse Rehabil. 2016; 7:71-79.
Maschke J, Kruk U, Kastrati K, Kleeberg J, Buchholz D, Erickson N, Huebner J. Nutritional care of cancer patients: a survey on patients’ needs and medical care in reality. Int. J. Clin. Oncol. 2016 Aug. 2.
Cheville AL, Giraldi J, Clark MM, Rummans TA, Pittelkow T, Brown P, Hanson J, Atherton P, et al. Therapeutic exercise during outpatient radiation therapy for advanced cancer: Feasibility and impact on physical well-being. A, J Phys Med Rehabil. 2010; 89(8): 611-619.
Kienle GS, Mussler M, Fuchs D, Kiene H. Intravenous Mistletoe Treatment in Integrative Cancer Care: A qualitative Study Exploring the Procedures, Concepts, and Observations of Expert Doctors. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2016;2016:4628287.
Geffen JR. Integrative Oncology for the Whole Person: A Multidimensional Approach to Cancer Care. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2010; 9(1): 105-121.
Deng G, Cassileth B. Integrative Oncology: An Overview. 2014 ASCO Educational Book; 233-242.
Gorski DH. Integrative oncology: really the best of both worlds? Nature Reviews Cancer 2014; 14: 692-700.
Dobos GJ, Voiss P, Schwidder I, Choi K, et al. Integrative oncology for breast cancer patients: introduction of an expert-based model. BMC Cancer 2012; 12: 539.