SIO is pleased to provide its updated clinical practice guidelines for breast cancer, published in April 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.
Photo courtesy of Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
2018 conference: Mark your calendar for SIO's 2018 conference to be held October 27-29 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The theme will be "Integrative Oncology: From Research to Practical Applications." The conference will be held jointly with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center; The University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center; and Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine-University of Arizona. Check back for updates.
"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.