CANCER RELATED NEWS, EVENTS AND INFORMATION RESOURCES
As part of our commitment to defeating cancer, The Options for Life Foundation researches events that educate and inform cancer patients, their families and loved ones about current cancer therapies including the latest news in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) aimed at generating successful outcomes. We've assembled resources that can help you or your loved ones deal with cancer and other life-threatening disease as well as information geared towards cancer care providers who seek to expand their knowledge of CAM and Integrative Medicine.
OPTIONS FOR LIFE 1st Annual Golf Tournament - July 26, 2012
OPTIONS FOR LIFE CYCLE TEAM EVENT IN OREGON
Between September 10th-17th of 2011, Cycle Team Options For Lifeput on a 6 day, 400 mile long journey through the backcountry of scenic Oregon in loving memory of our late co-founder Kristen Marie Wilson and to gain contributions for The Options For Life Foundation™.Sponsored riders raised funds to continue our mission of providing resources for alternative and complementary medicine to those facing life threatening disease making it possible for those in need of treatment to have "options" to choose from providing true freedom in healthcare.
NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER OF COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
What’s the Deal When We Heal? Exploring the Science of Healing
What does it mean when a patient says they are healed? Ask five different people what it means to be healed and you will receive five different responses. Currently, there is no quantitative method available to assess healing. But a new study led by Dr. Ann Berger, Chief of the Pain and Palliative Care Service (PPCS) at the Clinical Center, is setting out to change that. At an event sponsored by the End of Life Palliative Care Special Interest Group in January , preliminary findings were presented by Dr. Perry Skeath, a PPCS Research Fellow supported by an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA), from a qualitative study designed to examine healing in cancer patients and survivors and also to help document the results of CAM interventions.
READ MORE IN THE SPRING 2011 ISSUE OF THE NCCAM NEWSLETTER
Funding Available for Research on Diet Composition and Energy Balance
Due to the increased prevalence of obesity and its association with many chronic diseases, the National Cancer
Institute is interested in research focused on dissecting and exploring the complex causes of obesity. An unhealthy diet and imbalanced energy consumption are known to advance obesity, but how do the foods we eat influence energy balance? For more information visit the web page for the funding program or contact Dr. John A. Milner.
Vitamin D Studied to Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer
The link between vitamin D and cancer risk remains a priority research topic. Researchers are working to address the unanswered questions that surround this connection. Dr. Candice Johnson and her colleague Roswell Park CEO Donald “Skip” Trump, M.D., have been pioneering ways to explore the vitamin D link to cancer risk, particularly in prostate cancer.
READ MORE IN THE FALL 2010 ISSUE OF THE NCCAM NEWSLETTER
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NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE NEWS
A Federal Government Newsletter
Here's an excellent source of information about Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the treatment of cancer from the National Cancer Institute. In the Spring 2011 issue they explore many facets of CAM therapy including:
• CAM Best Practices as a Protocol
• Exploring the Science of Healing
• Mobile App for Tracking Dietary Supplements
• Unlocking the Secrets of Natural Products Used in CAM
• Studies of Herbal Therapies Used by Cancer Patients
• Survivors More Likely to Use CAM than Non-Survivors
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