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Integrative Medicine Program

The Integrative Medicine Program engages patients and their families to become active participants in improving their physical, psycho-spiritual and social health. The ultimate goals are to optimize health, quality of life and clinical outcomes through personalized evidence-based clinical care, exceptional research and education.

We provide access to multiple data bases of authoritative, up to date reviews on the evidence and safety for the use of herbs, supplements, vitamins, and minerals, as well as other complementary medicine modalities.

To support our efforts in clinical care, research, education and training please consider a donation.

If you are interested in our clinical services and free group classes please visit our Integrative Medicine Center.



Our research focuses on reducing the negative consequences of cancer diagnosis and treatment through studying the use of modalities such as acupuncture, meditation and yoga to treat side effects and improve quality of life. We study the use of plants and other natural compounds to treat cancer and cancer-related symptoms. We also examine the benefits of physical activity, nutrition, stress management and social support on health outcomes.


The goal of the education is to provide authoritative, evidence-based information for health care professionals, caregivers and patients who would like to safely incorporate complementary medicine therapies with conventional cancer care. Our Integrative Medicine Program offers educational activities and trainings, such as a monthly Lecture Series , Research Club, Journal Club, Integrative Oncology Education Series, conferences and workshops.

Clinical Care

The Integrative Medicine Center offers professional guidance to assist patients regarding their personalized, comprehensive treatments. The Center provides services and programs that work together with conventional cancer care and focus on physical, mind-spirit, and social health.

Please visit our "Audio & Video" library online.

Group classes calendar is featured in the Newsletter.

Clinical Services:


  • Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. and his wife Alison Jefferies on KPFT every month:

    Oct 12, 8-9 AM, Open Journal
    Nov 17, 3-4 PM, Eco-Ology

    Listen live on KPFT Houston 90.1 FM or access the archive.

    Live radio podcast on W4CS, The Cancer Support Network:

    Oct 13, 6-7 PM - "Five to Thrive Live"

  • Friends of Integrative Medicine exists to raise awareness within MD Anderson and the larger Houston community of the important role of integrative medicine in cancer prevention and in helping those with cancer live better and longer.

    Become a member today for access to lectures and exclusive, member-only events. 

    Contact Kira Taniguchi for more information.

  • The MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Program is a current member of:


Special Event

Dean of Global Health, 

Philip Landrigan, M.D. from New York.

"Children's Health and the Environment: The Problem and the Solution"

Wednesday, October 7, 4-5 p.m.

Event is open to the public.

Lecture Series

"Compassion Training as a Path to Physical Health and Emotional Well-Being"

Charles Raison, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry 
and Family Consumer Sciences
Tucson, Arizona, USA

October 20, 2015

 Lecture Series Video Library

Upcoming Conference

October 23 - 24, 2015

Oncology Training Conference
for Yoga & Mind-Body Teachers

MD Anderson Cancer Center 
and Texas Yoga Association

Registration  Flier  Program

Sponsorship Packet

More information at 713-745-3206

Integrative Medicine Program Overview 2015

Newsletter/Group Classes Calendar


Inside Integrative Medicine is a free monthly newsletter with the latest news on complementary therapies, research and a monthly activities calendar for the Integrative Medicine Center. 

Servan-Schreiber/Cohen Anticancer Fund

Be part of supporting a landmark study that may transform medical care by demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle change can dramatically improve cancer outcomes.

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