The theme of the 2016 conference, “Advancing the Global Impact of Integrative Oncology,” will be reflected in the international sharing of information and experiences in a number of workshops. The conference will be held November 5-7 in Miami, Florida.

BosweliaWe chose Boswellia for this month’s focus because of its growing interest among cancer patients. The Herb of the Month column is provided with thanks to the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which has developed and maintains a free web site, “About Herbs.”

The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) is accepting nominations from SIO members to fill three anticipated vacancies on its Board of Trustees. SIO welcomes the nomination of individuals who are researchers, clinicians, clinical researchers, patients and patient advocates. The submission deadline is September 10, 2016. Learn more below about eligibility and submission procedures.

We chose Ashwagandha, a shrub prevalent in South and Central Asia and Africa, for this month’s featured herb because of its increasing popularity among cancer patients.