Introduction to Integrative Oncology (2019-2021)

It is estimated that a great majority of cancer patients are using complementary therapies in addition to conventional care. As patients face a life-threatening diagnosis out of their control, they turn to therapies that offer hope and a regained sense of empowerment. Learn about controlling weight, the impact of nutrition, dietary supplements, stress reduction, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chemo-CAM interactions and more.

Educational Purpose

This educational activity is designed to provide practitioners with an overview of integrative modalities and treatments that are beneficial for cancer care for patients in active treatment and survivorship, as well as prevention strategies.

Course objectives:

  • Review the benefits of integrative cancer care for patients in active treatment and survivors
  • Outline the dietary guidelines for reducing the risk of cancer
  • Highlight key concerns in the use of dietary supplements for patients in active cancer care
  • Discuss some useful supplements that may be safe to integrate into conventional cancer care
  • Review the benefits of stress management in patients undergoing active cancer care
  • Enumerate some of the proven benefits of acupuncture in the management of side effects related to cancer or its treatment

Completion Requirements

  1. Read all CE Information and disclosures
  2. Complete all modules in the course
  3. Complete the course exam
  4. Pass the online knowledge test with a score of 70%
  5. When all of the above requirements are met, a link for the completion certificate is available to download and print from "My Account." If a specific credit type was selected at registration, your certificate will indicate earned credits.

Curriculum

Introduction to Integrative Oncology - Gain an understanding of the role of integrative care in oncology

Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity - Explore the role of dietary risks on cancer prevention and treatment.

Botanicals & Dietary Supplements - Evaluation of botanical & dietary supplement recommendations with a look at supplement-chemotherapy interactions.

Mind-Body Approaches - Comprehensive review of mind-body approaches to utilize during treatment and survivorship.

Whole Systems of Medicine - Understand the use of Ayurverdic and Traditional Chinese Medicine as complementary use in treatment and survivorship of cancer.

 

Course Exam

Enrollment

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Introduction to Integrative Oncology
Disclosure & Education Credit Info

COM CME

Physicians

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation and CME Designation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course includes an assessment of 12 questions that you must answer 70% correctly or above in order to receive credit for participation. You are allowed unlimited re-attempts.

Current CME Approval Period: 01/07/2019 to 01/06/2021

Most Recent Review by Author: 09/25/2018

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Information

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Faculty / Authors

The following faculty have disclosed that they have no financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME/CE activity. They have stated that their presentations do not include discussion of commercial products or devices or unlabeled/investigational drug use.

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, CCFP; Director, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH; Founder of Oregon Integrative Oncology, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Anand Dhruva, MD; Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine University of California San Francisco

Donald I. Abrams, MD; Professor of Clinical Medicine, Step VII, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine University of California San Francisco

Planning Committee

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, CCFP; Director, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH; Founder of Oregon Integrative Oncology, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine