Advancing supportive oncology care via collaboration between psycho-oncology and integrative medicine
As survival after cancer diagnosis increases, patients are increasingly turning toward integrative therapies (e.g., yoga, acupuncture, massage) to manage acute and chronic concerns related to cancer treatment and survivorship. As such, integrative medicine programs devoted to combining conventional Western cancer care with complementary treatments such as yoga, acupuncture, botanicals, and homeopathy are increasingly common in cancer communities around the world. However, few integrative medicine programs have included psycho-oncology providers in order to systematically evaluate and treat psychological and behavioral health factors affecting adjustment to cancer.
Kacel, E. L., Pereira, D. B., Estores, I. M. “Advancing supportive oncology care via collaboration between psycho-oncology and integrative medicine.” Supportive Care in Cancer, 1-4. doi:10.1007/s00520-019-04840-y