Integrative Oncology

Incorporating Complementary Medicine into Conventional Cancer Care

  • Lorenzo Cohen
  • Maurie Markman

Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Integrative Oncology Overview

  3. Integrative Oncology Programs at National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Centers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Lorenzo Cohen, Laura Baynham-Fletcher, Catherine Kirkwood
      Pages 49-65
    3. Barrie Cassileth, Jyothirmai Gubili
      Pages 67-78
    4. David S. Rosenthal, Anne Doherty-Gilman, Cynthia Medeiros, Susan DeCristofaro, Elizabeth Dean-Clower
      Pages 79-103
    5. Kathleen Menten, Sanghoon Lee, Adrian S. Dobs
      Pages 105-121
    6. Debra L. Barton, Brent A. Bauer, Charles L. Loprinzi
      Pages 123-135
  4. The Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Kavita D. Chandwani, Alejandro Chaoul-Reich, Kelly A. Biegler, Lorenzo Cohen
      Pages 139-160
    3. Jyothirmai Gubili, Simon Yeung, Barrie Cassileth
      Pages 161-180
    4. Weidong Lu, Elizabeth Dean-Clower, Anne Doherty-Gilman, David S. Rosenthal
      Pages 181-199
    5. Sanghoon Lee, Kathleen Menten, Adrian S. Dobs
      Pages 201-211
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-216

About this book


Integrative medicine strives to incorporate the best of complementary and conventional modalities. By examining five prestigious comprehensive cancer centers, the authors focus on the innovative ways in which integrative oncology is being incorporated into conventional cancer care in the United States. The authors discuss the field of integrative oncology, the potential harm and legal issues, and how to communicate concepts and treatment with patients. Integrative Oncology: Incorporating Complementary Medicine into Conventional Cancer Care is a platform from which accomplished professionals describe the various aspects of their programs and present their insights to those seeking to start or improve an integrative oncology program. Integrative oncology is a nascent field, and efforts today are building a rigorous evidenced-based clinical medicine, research, and educational foundation for the future.


Alternative Medicine CAM Cancer Complementary Medicine Integrative Cancer Medicine integrative medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorenzo Cohen
    • 1
  • Maurie Markman
    • 2
  1. 1.Director, Integrative Medicine Program Departments of Behavioral Science and Palliative Care and Rehabilitation MedicineUniversity of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Vice President for Clinical Research Professor of Medicine Chairman, Department of Gynecologic Medical OncologyUniversity of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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