Lecture Series Videos
This Lecture Series hosts expert speakers from around the world to present state-of-the-art research and clinical programs in the area of integrative medicine. Topics deal with evidence-based research on complementary cancer treatments and therapies.
Lecture Series are held on the third Tuesday of every month. Event is designed for faculty and staff within and outside of the institution.
Monthly topics & locations:
Recent lectures videos:
Getting to the Point of Acupuncture
Dr. Jun J. Mao, M.D., MSCE, from Philadelphia, discusses the origin of acupuncture and its role in contemporary medicine.
Prevention or Treatment?
Dr. Robert S. Chapkin, Ph.D., from Texas A&M, discusses why prevention is more serious than most scientists consider it to be.
Addressing the Obesity Epidemic: Time for a Paradigm Shift
Dr. Susan Schembre, R.D. with the Department of Behavioral Science discusses the challenges facing patients with obesity issues.
Addressing the Obesity Epidemic (55:38)
Are There Environmental Risks That Lead To Breast Cancer?
Dr. Janet Gray, Professor of Psychology and Director of Science, Technology and Society at Vassar College, discusses potential risk factors found in the environment associated with breast cancer.
Should Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Soy?
Dr. Mark Messina, Executive Director of the Soy Nutrition Institute, reviews potential health benefits of soy and the concern of soy intake among breast cancer patients.
What is Mindful Eating?
Dr. Kristeller discusses current research and practice on dietary patterns, relationships with food and the impact such habits have on an individuals health.
Understanding the Placebo Effect
Can our diets protect us from developing cancer?
Are supplements effective substitutes?
Dr. Yang reviews supplement regulation, nutritional supplements verse whole food consumption, and nutrition supplements on cancer prevention and treatment.
An Update on the Anticancer Lifestyle
Dr. Lorenzo Cohen provides an update on the research detailed in Servan-Schreiber’s best-selling book Anti-Cancer, and Franklin Servan-Schreiber shares his year by his brother's side - the struggles and the laughs in the face of terminal illness, David's motivation for writing his last book, and what he feels were the important messages bearing the gift of hope against despair.
How are botanicals being utilized in cancer care?
Dr. Kumar discusses her laboratory development of botanicals and biologics for cancer chemoprevention, treatment, and treatment relater side effects like cancer cachexia and chemobrain.
Do soy isoflavones have a role in cancer care?
According to Dr. Omer Kucuk soy isoflavones may protect against many treatment related side effects, including osteopenia, decrease in cognitive function, hypotension, increase cardiovascular risks and others.
Is there a need for nutritional interventions in pediatric cancer care?
Dr. Joya Chandra gives an in depth review of the ON (Optimizing Nutrition) to Life Program; a dynamic program which includes patient centered nutritional counseling, the examination of caloric intake on oxidative stress and virtual, interactive web-based intervention tools. (October 18, 2011)
How do neural factors influence cancer?
Dr. Steve Cole discusses how neural processes can regulate both cancer and host genomes, consequently suggesting neural inventions may provide new therapeutic benefit in a tumor microenvironment. (May 17, 2011)
Can integrative therapies manage cancer side effects?
Dr. Barton reviews the evidence for supplements and mind body techniques to manage symptoms such as: hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and cancer related fatigue. (January 21, 2010)
Is there a prescription for optimal healing?
According to Dr. Julie Silver, optimal healing includes the translation of needs, and integration of multidisciplinary therapies that focus on function, social capital, and emotional wellbeing. (October 15, 2009)
Prescription for Optimal Healing (47:12)
What is the optimal environment for healing?
Dr. Kreitzer reviews the components of optimal healing environments: people, processes of care, and place; and there impact on patient outcomes. (September 17, 2009)
Can Gossypol Help during Treatment?
Dr. Varsha Gandhi of MD Anderson discusses her research on the development of novel therapeutics including natural product. This lecture focuses on Gossypol, a natural product derived from cottonseed extracts, which has shown antitumor activities.
What is the Current State of Prostate Cancer?
Dr. Maarten C. Bosland unveils research on the trials, errors and (lost) opportunities related to prostate cancer chemoprevention.
Using Natural Defense in Cancer Prevention and Care
Is there a Anticancer Lifestyle?
Dr. Servan-Schreiber discusses how changes in our diet and lifestyle affect our natural defenses; and what health behaviors can help to stimulate our natural mechanisms against developing cancer.
The Power of Sustainable Changes in Diet and Lifestyle
How can small lifestyle changes make a huge impact on your health?
Dr. Dean Ornish discusses key strategies that enable us to make sustainable lifestyle changes that will help reduce the odds of getting chronic life threatening illness like cancer or heart disease.