We chose mistletoe for this month because of the continued debate over its use. A semi-parasitic plant, mistletoe grows on many species of trees native to Europe and Western Asia. The leaves and twigs have a long medicinal history, but the berries are highly poisonous.

The Society for Integrative Oncology elected officers and five new board members to serve three-year terms at its 2017 annual business meeting on November 13 in conjunction with SIO’s 14th annual international conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Physicians, researchers, allied health professionals, health administrators, patient advocates, patients and others from around the world to convene November 12-14, 2017 at The Drake Hotel (140 E WALTON PLACE, CHICAGO, IL 60611).