Helen Moss Early Investigators Honored at Banquet
Banquet Includes Homage to Helen Moss

Three Early Investigator Awards were presented during the annual banquet at SIO2013. SIO Treasurer, Conference Co-Chair and 2014 Conference Chair Richard Lee, MD of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center chaired the committee that reviewed this year's abstract submissions and presented the awards. The recipients and their abstract titles are:

Subrata DebSubrata Deb, PhD
Research Associate Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre
"Drug-Micronutrient Interactions in Cancer: The Case of Vitamin D"
Dr. Deb is pictured with his mentor SIO Board Member Emma Guns, PhD of The Prostate Cancer Centre, BC Cancer Agency.


Sheila GarlandSheila N. Garland, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
"Association of Physical Activity and Telomere Length in Breast Cancer Survivors"
Dr. Garland is pictured with mentor Linda Carlson, PhD, CPsych of the University of Calgary and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.


Sarah PrinslooSarah Prinsloo, PhD, LMFT
Population Sciences Fellow,
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
"EEG Imaging and Neuromodulation of Acute Pain in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy"
Dr. Prinsloo is pictured with mentor SIO Past President Lorenzo Cohen, PhD of University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.


Helen MossThe Early Investigator Awards were made possible through the financial support of Helen Moss, a longtime supporter of the Society for Integrative Oncology who, through the years, has underwritten conference attendance for young scientists and physicians. Mrs. Moss is a past board member of SIO and has been a perennial and generous sponsor of the annual International Conferences. During the banquet, SIO President Susan Bauer-Wu and Past SIO President Stephen Sagar paid homage to Helen Moss for her tireless effort in support of the work of the Society.


Six Lauded for Conference Poster Presentations

Over 150 abstracts were submitted to the 10th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology. The following six posters were chosen as the top poster presentations.

Trainee Posters

"A Couple-Based Tibetan Yoga Program for Lung Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy and Their Spouses" by Kathrin Milbury, PhD, an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

"Embodied Narratives of Illness and Healing: Building Resilience through Dance/Movement Therapy in Cancer Patients" by Minjung Shim, a dance/movement therapist and a doctoral candidate in the Creative Arts in Therapy Program at Drexel University

"Integrative Research: A Mixed Methods Approach to HPV Related Cancer" by Carla Wilson, MA, DAOM (candidate), LAc, Dean of Doctoral Studies and Research at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Overall Best Posters

"Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Early and Advanced Stages of Breast Cancer in an Integrative Oncology Treatment Center" by Nick Chen, MD, PhD, Medical Director at the Seattle Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center

"Depression, Telomere Shortening, and Survival in Bladder Cancer" by Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, Professor and Director of Integrative Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

"Low Level Energy Laser and Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy" by Katherine Anderson, ND, FABNO, National Director of Naturopathic Medicine for Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Best of SIO

"The Effect of Two Types of Self-Administered Acupressure Compared to Standard of Care on Depression and Anxiety in Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors"
Suzanna Zick, ND, MPH

"Electro-Acupuncture for Aromatase Inhibitor Related Arthralgia and Co-Morbid Symptons in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial"
Jun J. Mao, PhD, MSCE

"Association of Physical Activity and Telomere Length in Breast Cancer Survivors"
Sheila N. Garland, PhD

"Tumor Resistance, Immuno-Enhancement and Life Span Increase Mediated by an Extract of North American Ginseng"
Sandra Miller, PhD

To view these abstracts, please click here.