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.
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.
- Physician consultation
- Exercise and Physical Activity
- Health Psychology
- Music Therapy
- Oncology Massage
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, members-only events.
Contact Kira Taniguchi for more information.
"Stress and Cancer: From Science to Personal Perspective"
Our special guest Sonia Lupien, Ph.D. from Montreal, Canada, discussed the science behind stress, our biology, and illness. She also provided practical tips to cope with stress.
All FIM events are free and open to the public.
We also provide free parking space.
Fourth Monday of every month, 9:30-10:00 a.m. CST,
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. and his wife Alison Jefferies host a radio show:
Living the Anticancer Life™.
Listen live on KPFT Houston 90.1 FM or access the archive.
The MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Program is a current member of the Society for Integrative Oncology and Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
Palliative Care Conference
Integrative Medicine Program Overview 2015
Newsletter/Group Classes Calendar
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.