Clinical Practice Guidelines

SIO is pleased to provide two new resources on integrative oncology. SIO developed new Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Use of Integrative Therapies as Supportive Care in Patients Treated for Breast Cancer, published in November 2014. 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 evaluated the efficacy and safety of more than 80 therapies.

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monograph has released a special issue co-sponsored by SIO, The Role of Integrative Oncology for Cancer Survivorship, highlighting original peer-reviewed research in the field of integrative oncology. The articles in the special Monograph were all peer-reviewed.



Mark your calendar: SIO's 13th International Conference will be held November 5-7, 2016, with a theme of "Advancing the Global Impact of Integrative Oncology" in Miami, Florida. Check out the conference website

SIO is now accepting abstract submissions.  The submission deadline is June 1.  Click here for more details.


"The Financial Toxicity of Cancer Care: What Can We Do About It?" by Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS
presented on November 20, 2013

This webinar highlights the economic and financial impacts of cancer on patients. Dr. Zafar is a gastrointestinal medical oncologist and health services researcher at the Duke Cancer Institute. His research explores ways to improve care delivery for patients with cancer. He has advanced training in health services research and has participated in studies focusing on access to care, cost of care, and comparative effectiveness of care delivery between health systems. His primary area of interest is in the cost of cancer care. He has conducted institutional and national studies on how treatment-related costs impact cancer patients' experience. His current work focuses on how the cost of care can drive medical decision-making and impact the physician-patient relationship.;">

If you are unable to view the above recording, please click here.

To view slides from his presentation, please click pdf here (20.57 MB) .

To learn more about Dr. Zafar's research on this topic, please click pdf here (1.28 MB) .