Society for Integrative Oncology

dr-lorenzo-cohen-m-d-anderson-cancer-enterI recently attended the Society for Integrative Oncology’s 15th International Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Workshops and oral abstracts highlighted the latest clinical, research, and methodological issues, and offered participants the opportunity to experience integrative modalities.

The keynote sessions covered nutrition and cancer and non-pharmacological approaches to cancer pain. Conference attendees include physicians, nurses, researchers, acupuncturists, nutritionists and other scientific healthcare disciplines, students, and patient advocates interested in scientific advances and evidence-based complementary therapies for oncology practice.

During the conference, I spoke with Dr. Lorenzo Cohen from the MD Anderson Cancer Center to discuss strategies to bring Integrative Oncology to Erlanger East.

My goal is to offer patients not only chemo, radiation, and surgery, but the best supportive care with nutrition, acupuncture, and massage therapy.

Patient-focused treatment, and an individualized approach to oncology means Dr. Norleena Gullett is not just treating cancer, she's treating the whole person.