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
Suzanne Hanser, Ed.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy, Berklee College of Music - "Music Therapy Research and Practice"
Date: May 20, 2014; 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Hickey Auditorium (R11.1400)
CME credits available. Dieticians will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Please register at the table.
Recent Lecture Videos
Oncology massage can improve quality of life.
Curtiss Beinhorn, LMT, BCTMB, MTI, from MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Center, speaks about massage and its application in oncology (Apr 15, 2014)
Oncology Massage (61:38)
Mind-Body techniques for patients and healthcare professionals.
Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN - (March 25, 2014)
Dyadic process and its impact on health and well being.
Karthin Milbury, Ph.D., from MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Program, presents mind-body interventions as a supportive care strategies for cancer patients and their families. (Feb 18, 2014)
Can you improve cancer prognosis with a healthy lifestyle?
Cynthia Thomson, Ph.D., answers a question whether lifestyle modification can bring some positive results in cancer prevention and treatment. (Jan 21, 2014)
Why is compassion important?
Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, Abbot and Head Teacher in Upaya Zen Center, New Mexico answers important questions about compassion in healtcare system. (Dec 17, 2013)
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. (Nov 19, 2013)
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. (Oct 15, 2013)
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. (Jun 18, 2013)
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. (Apr 16, 2013)
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. (Nov 20, 2012)
Lecture Series Archives:
Mindful Eating: Advances in Theory, Research and Practice (58:06)
Dr. Kristeller discusses current research and practice on dietary patterns, relationships with food and the impact such habits have on an individuals health.
Pursuing the Placebo Effect (104:51)
Kaptchuk will share his insights on the groundbreaking research that has transformed medicine's understanding of the placebo effect.
Bioactive Food Components and Cancer Chemoprevention (55:55)
Dr. Singh reviews epidemological data linking bioactive components and cancer prevention.
The Benefits and Risks of Nutritional Supplements for Cancer Management (57:13)
Dr. Yang reviews supplement regulation, nutritional supplements verse whole food consumption, and nutrition supplements on cancer prevention and treatment.
Living the Anti-Cancer Life: The Legacy of David Servant-Schreiber, MD, PhD (96:53)
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.
Development with Botanicals & Biologics (61:12)
Dr. Kumar discusses her laboratory development of botanicals and biologics for cancer chemoprevention, treatment, and treatment relater side effects like cancer cachexia and chemobrain.
Soy isoflavones in cancer prevention and treatment (44:00)
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.
ON (Optimizing Nutrition) to Life Program (60:28)
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)
Neural Influences on the Cancer Genome (53:06)
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)
Managing Key Symptoms in Oncology - The Evidence for Integrative Medicine (55:13)
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)
Prescription for Optimal Healing (47:12)
Optimal Healing Environments: Merging Evidence-Based Practice with Evidence Based Design (54:01)
Dr. Kreitzer reviews the components of optimal healing environments: people, processes of care, and place; and there impact on patient outcomes. (September 17, 2009)
Gossypol: From Natural Product to Novel Strategy
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.
Chemoprevention 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.
Upcoming FIM Events
Friends of Integrative Medicine
"An Evening of Meditation and Tea"
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:30 PM.
See flier for details.