The Society for Integrative Oncology elected four new board members at its 2016 annual business meeting on November 6 in conjunction with SIO’s 13th annual international conference in Miami, Florida.

Nearly 400 physicians, researchers, nurses, integrative medicine practitioners, patient advocates, and patients from 25 countries convened in Miami, Florida, from November 5-7 at the 13th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology.

Programs focused on the theme of advancing the global impact of integrative oncology. SIO2016 was presented with the assistance of Memorial Healthcare System and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.

This autumn, events to raise awareness of childhood cancers and fundraise for research initiatives have been going on all over the country. Among initiatives relating to pediatric oncology, SIO is planning a discussion group at its conference and notes here new research relating to gastrointestinal acute graft versus host disease.


Graviola002 3x2We chose Graviola for this month’s column because of its growing interest among cancer patients. This column is provided by the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.