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Clinical Practice Guidelines

SIO is pleased to provide its updated clinical practice guidelines for breast cancer. In June 2018, ASCO announced endorsement of the guidelines. The guidelines were published in 2017. Researchers analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. The guidelines are a resource for clinicians and patients to inform evidence-based decisions on the use of integrative therapies during breast cancer treatment. Researchers at US and Canadian institutions evaluated the efficacy and safety of more than 80 therapies.

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monograph has  published a special issue co-sponsored by SIO, "Advancing the Global Impact of Integrative Oncology"; including a comprehensive definition for integrative oncology. The articles in the special Monograph were all peer-reviewed.


JACM Special Issue on Integrative Palliative Care- Call for papers deadline has been extended. Read more here

           

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The Official Journal of:
Society for Acupuncture Research

JACM
Paradigm, Practice, and Policy Advancing Integrative Health
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

INVITATION TO SUBMIT
Special Focus Issue on Integrative Palliative Care

                                                                    

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SIO 2020 Call for Board Nominations is Open

The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) is accepting nominations from SIO members to fill 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 March 31, 2020.

Eligibility: To be eligible, candidates must meet the following criteria:
• Current SIO Member (or will join)
• Interested in and committed to advancing and maintaining the integrity of integrative oncology
• Willing to contribute at least 5-10 hours per month toward SIO activities
• Willing to participate in SIO advancement, including fund raising
• Willing to participate in the annual SIO conference (2020 conference will be held October 16-18 in Baltimore, MD)
• Willing to participate in teleconference call meetings every other month and attend and participate in one annual Board retreat and meeting at the SIO Conference. (The 2020 daylong retreat to be held October 15 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in Baltimore, MD.)
• Willing to co-chair an SIO Committee, Task Force and/or Special Interest Group

Read complete details here.


SIO2019 Conference Video Presentations Available on VuMedi

As a resource to SIO conference attendees, presentations from SIO's 16th International Conference in NYC are now accessible through VuMedi.com, a video hosting platform that posts content from a broad range of healthcare organizations and medical professionals.

There are a total of 29 videos available, which were recorded in Gramercy East/West conference room over the course of the three-day conference. The conference program is also available and downloadable through VuMedi.VuMedi.com is a complimentary service, but you do need to join the site before viewing presentations. Please follow the link provided here and scroll to the bottom of the page to create your account. It may take up to one hour for your account profile to be accepted, and you will receive a notification via email. You will not be able to view the presentations until you have received the acceptance notification.For those who are already VuMedi members, simply sign in and enter Society for Integrative Oncology in the search bar.Oral abstracts and presentations are also available to conference attendees through the Member portal of the SIO website. These presentations are restricted to conference attendees for three months. We will make them available to the general membership in February 2020. 


Authors

  John GM;  Hershman DL;  Falci L;  Shi Z;  Tsai WY;  Greenlee H.

Title

  Complementary and alternative medicine use among US cancer survivors.

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  Journal of Cancer Survivorship.  10(5):850-64, 2016 Oct.

Abstract

PURPOSE: US cancer survivors commonly use vitamins/minerals and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). We compare use of vitamins/minerals and CAM between adult cancer survivors and cancer-free adults and estimate annual out-of-pocket expenses.

METHODS: Data on self-reported vitamin/mineral and CAM use in the past 12 months from the cross-sectional 2012 US National Health Interview Survey were used to estimate prevalence of use and out-of-pocket expenditures.  The cohort included adults with (n=2977) and without (n=30,551) a self-reported cancer diagnosis.

RESULTS: Approximately 79 % of cancer survivors and 68 % of cancer-free adults reported using >1 vitamins/minerals and/or CAM modality in the past year. Compared to cancer-free adults, cancer survivors were more likely to report use of vitamin/minerals (75 vs. 61 %, P<0.001), non-vitamin/mineral natural products (24 vs. 19 %, P<0.001), manipulative and body-based therapies (19 vs. 17 %, P=0.03), and alternative medical systems (5 vs. 4%, P=0.04). Adult cancer survivors and cancer-free adults spent an annual estimated $6.7 billion and $52 billion out-of-pocket, respectively, on vitamins/minerals and CAM. Survivors spent 60 % of the total on vitamins/minerals ($4 billion), 18 % ($1.2 billion) on non-vitamin/mineral natural products, and 7 % ($0.5 billion) on massage.

CONCLUSIONS: Compared with cancer-free adults, a higher proportion of cancer survivors report vitamin/mineral and CAM use. Cancer survivors, who accounted for 6.9 % of the total population, accrued more than 11.4 % of the annual out-of-pocket costs on vitamins/minerals and CAM spent by US adults.

IMPLICATIONS FOR CANCER SURVIVORS: Given the high use of vitamins/minerals and CAM in cancer survivors, studies are needed to analyze health outcomes and the cost/benefit ratio of such use.


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