Suzanna Zick, ND, MPH from University of Michigan Health System, has become President of SIO, effective at the Society's International Conference on October 28, 2014. She served as President-Elect for the past year.

The Society for Integrative Oncology announced new officers and elected four new board members to serve three-year terms at its 2014 annual business meeting on October 28.

November 7, 2014 — Over eighty percent of breast cancer patients in the United States use complementary therapies following a breast cancer diagnosis, but there has been little science-based guidance to inform clinicians and patients about their safety and effectiveness. In newly published guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology, researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center with colleagues at MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Michigan, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and other institutions in the U.S. and Canada, analyzed which integrative treatments appear to be most effective and safe for patients. They evaluated more than 80 different therapies.

More than ever, cancer survivors seek evidence-based information in order to incorporate integrative medicine into conventional cancer care to help improve their outcomes in terms of controlling disease and improving aspects of quality of life in the areas of mind, body and spirit.