The Society for Integrative Oncology
The mission of the Society for Integrative Oncology is to advance evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative healthcare to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
A constantly growing number of cancer patients throughout the world turn to both alternative and complementary therapies as part of their cancer treatment plan.
We are oncologists and health professionals committed to the study and application of complementary therapies and botanicals for cancer patients. The Society for Integrative Oncology provides a forum for presentation, discussion and peer review of evidence-based research and treatment modalities in the discipline known as integrative medicine. It makes a clear distinction between “alternative” or unproven and “complementary” or tested useful therapies in cancer care. Integrative oncology is a seamless rapprochement of interventions that benefit cancer patients.
Integrative Cancer Therapies to Publish Abstracts from 10th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology
The Society for Integrative Oncology is pleased to announce that abstracts from its 10th International Conference, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 20-22, will be published in the January 2014 issue of Integrative Cancer Therapies (ITC). ITC is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal focused on the scientific understanding of alternative medicine and traditional medicine therapies, and their responsible integration with conventional health care. ITC is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Monthly Article Review
Commentary on “Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients With Breast Cancer: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial”
The Education Committee of the Society for Integrative Oncology provides a monthly review of a journal article of interest to its membership. This article, originally published in December 2012 by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, has been reviewed by SIO Education Committee member Dr. Santosh Rao.Read more...
Collaborative Work of SIO Committee and Members Results in New Article on Dietary Supplements
The journal Integrative Cancer Therapies has just published online a new article resulting from the the collaborative work of the Clinical Practice Committee of the Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO) and SIO members that are actively engaged in consulting cancer patients about the use of supplements.Read more...
JCO Systematic Review of Acupuncture in Cancer Care: A Synthesis of the Evidence
Many cancer centers offer acupuncture services. To date, a comprehensive systematic review of acupuncture in cancer care has not been conducted. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture for symptom management in patients with cancer.Read more...