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Exercise for cancer patients
Dr. Courneya presents current research findings on physical activity throughout the cancer continuum, outlining how exercise may affect fitness, body composition, treatment completion rate, and quality of life. (December 4, 2008)
Berries have chemopreventive properties
In this presentation, Dr. Stoner will discuss the chemopreventive properties of berries, and their application to gastrointestinal tract cancers. (March 16, 2008)
Holistic medical care
Dr. Katz discusses the need and demand to investigate and practice evidence based holistic care. He highlights obstacles and challenges, patient care seeking methods, the absence of evidence vs. evidence of absence, and the importance of communication among providers. (February 16, 2008)
Spirituality and religion
Speaking from the broadest possible definition of religion or spirituality, and from the perspective that these resources are pertinent from the beginning of care, arising almost immediately upon diagnosis, not just for end of life, and palliative care, Dr. Kristeller discusses their research into the different ways in which patients engage religious and spiritual resources, how they are addressed in the health care setting, the roles and attitudes of physicians and other health care providers in addressing these issues and more. (January 19, 2008)
Developing natural products
Do nutraceutical products, health foods, healthy living and natural antioxidants really help? Robert A. Newman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of experimental therapeutics, addresses these questions and more, as he discusses the difficulties, challenges and opportunities in natural products research for prevention and treatment, using real examples, such as curcumin, green tea, fish oil and more. (November 17, 2007)
Michael Richardson, M.T.-B.C., a music therapist since 1979, at MD Anderson since 1991, discusses these differences, and the goals and objectives of music therapy, and how he uses the music to achieve other than musical goals. (October 18, 2007)
Music Therapy for the Cancer Patient (1:01:53)
Allan Conney, Ph.D presents evidence of a principal role for environmental factors over heritable factors in causing cancer, especially diet and tobacco use. He discusses possibilities for prevention in protective foods and chemopreventive agents, presenting results from a number of studies of green tea, caffeine and more. (May 17, 2007)
Stress and cancer
Anil Sood, M.D., professor of gynecologic oncology and director of ovarian cancer research, discusses what stress is and the nature of chronic stress -- depression, loneliness, chronic sleep disorders -- and its relationship with the immune system and disease. Dr. Sood explains how physiologic responses to stress occur, the effects of stress hormones on tumor invasion and the mechanisms of effects on the tumor microenvironment. (April 19, 2007)
Mary L. Hardy, M.D., medical director of the Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Medicine, explores CAM use by cancer patients and appropriate goals for integrative/CAM therapies in oncology. She presents studies on the chemopreventive and adjunctive therapeutic effects of natural agents, such as garlic, calendula, zinc, black cohosh and more, as well as a look at the issues of adverse effects and safety of natural supplements. (March 15, 2007)
Nutrition and Cancer Treatment
Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H., professor of epidemiology and chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, presents data from a number of long-term studies related to four paradigms of diet and cancer: food carcinogen, dietary fat, fruit and vegetable and energy balance, or body fat. Dr. Willett has worked in this field for over 25 years, has authored more than 1000 publications, including: Eat, Drink and Be Healthy and The Fertility Diet.
(October 16, 2008)
Diet & Cancer: The Fourth Paradigm (1:05:35)
David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and public health and director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, discusses links between diet and cancer, including a discussion of phytochemicals in pomegranates and other brightly colored fruits and vegetables. Dr. Heber is the author of Nutritional Oncology and What Color Is Your Diet?. (June 21, 2007)
What should you eat during cancer treatment? What foods will help to build your immune system? Dena Reagan, M.S., R.D., L.D., clinical dietition in the Department of Clinical Nutrition at MD Anderson, discusses nutrition as it relates to cancer treatment, and addresses patients' most frequently asked questions. In addition, patient and caregivers talk about their personal experiences.
Nutrition and Cancer (17:34)
Acupuncture and the Brain
How does acupuncture affect brain activity in health human subjects? Are the central effects related to deqi, a psychosensory response related to the clinical efficacy in Chinese acupuncture? Kathleen KS Hui, M.D., of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, presents her recent work in whole brain imaging and acupuncture. (57:04)
Tibetan Herbs and Breast Cancer
Mary Tagliaferri, M.D., L.Ac., and Isaac Cohen, O.M.D., L.Ac., of bioNovo, Inc., and the University of California, San Francisco, discuss their work in discovery and the development of drugs based on herbs in Tibetan and traditional Chinese medicine for women's health and breast cancer. (1:03:49)
Indigenous Medicine in Africa and Modern Science
What is ethnopharmacology? Michael J. Wargovich, Ph.D., of the Chemoprevention Program, South Carolina Cancer Center Department of Pathology/Microbiology, USC School of Medicine, discusses his basic research in colon cancer, and the linkage between practitioners of indigenous medicine in Africa and modern scientific research. (48:12)
Legal Aspects of CAM
Can integrative medicine be made legally defensible, ethically appropriate and clinically responsible? According to Michael Cohen, Esq.*, "It depends." In this video of a lecture on March 17, 2005, he presents a practice "legal audit" of integrative medicine, discussing key legal issues involving providers of complementary and alternative medicine, including licensure and credentialing, scope of practice, professional discipline and malpractice liability, citing numerous historical examples.
*Michael H. Cohen, J.D., M.B.A., M.F.A., assistant professor of medicine and director of legal programs at Harvard Medical School Osher Institute, designs policies and policies for a reproducible model of integrative health care in Harvard affiliated hospitals. He is the principal investigator on a NIH grant entitled Legal and Social Barriers to Alternative Therapy, as well as coinvestigator on several other NIH studies. In addtion, he is a member of the bar in four states and author of several books on regulation of complementary therapy and health care policy.