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. 

Society News

SIO Elects Officers, 4 New Board Members

The Society for Integrative Oncology announced new officers and elected four new board members to serve three-year terms at its 2014 annual business meeting on October 28.


Suzanna Zick Named SIO President

Suzanna Zick, ND, MPH from University of Michigan Health System, has become President of SIO, effective at the Society’s International Conference on October 28, 2014. She served as President-Elect for the past year.

Dr. Zick received her degree as a Naturopathic Physician from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and her Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Currently, Dr. Zick is a Research Associate Professor in Family Medicine and a Research Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.


Jun Mao Elected SIO President-Elect

Jun Mao, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was been elected President-Elect of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) at the Society's International Conference on October 28, 2014.


Successful SIO2014

More than 300 physicians, researchers, nurses, integrative medicine practitioners, patient advocates and patients from 17 countries convened at the Omni Galleria in Houston, Texas, from October 26 to 28 at the 11th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology. Programs focused on the theme of personalized integrative oncology - targeted approaches for optimal outcomes. SIO2014 was presented in association with the University of Minnesota Department of Continuing Medical Education and with the assistance of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

SIO2014 featured three outstanding keynote presentations. “The Contributions of Genomics to Integrative Oncology,” presented by John Mendelsohn, MD, past President of MD Anderson Cancer Center, and currently MD Anderson’s Director of the Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy; the Dr. Rogers Prize Lecture on “Stress and Cancer: From Science to Personal Perspective,” presented by Sonia Lupien, PhD, Fernand-Seguin Research Centre of Louis–H. Lafontain Hospital, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal; and “The Impact of Sleep, Fatigue and Circadian Rhythms on Patients With Cancer,” presented by Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD, University of California San Diego School of Medicine.