Cancer patients face a daunting world of confusing information about treatment options. They may have heard of using integrative medicine to complement traditional care and alleviate both short- and long-term side effects of cancer treatments, but where do they locate accurate information on acupuncture, massage, yoga, and nutritional therapies? Survivorship: Living Well During and After Cancer provides up-to-date evidence-based information on available therapies from Dr. Barrie Cassileth, a leader in integrative cancer treatment and founder of the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Cassileth will help patients begin to separate the facts from the hype when considering complementary medicine. A full listing of “anti-quackery” online resources is included.
Survivorship’s author is Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair and chief of the Integrative Medicine department at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City. She is the recognized authority on complementary therapies and integrative medicine in oncology. Her work includes more than 170 publications in medical literature, more than 40 medical textbook chapters, and 22 books for physicians, patients, and families. She was a founding member of the Advisory Council to the US National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine, now the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She is a staunch opponent of cancer quackery. She is founding president of the Society for Integrative Oncology.