S26: Conducting Research on Integrative Cancer Symptomology: Focus on Research Challenges, Successes and Resources in Clinical Research

Suzanna Zick1, Kara Kelly2, Jun Mao3, Judy Fouladbakhsh4, Sundhya Pruthi5, Eran Ben-Arye6

1University of Michigan; 2Columbia University, USA; 3University of Pennsylvania, USA; 4Wayne State University, USA; 5Mayo Clinic, USA; 6Technion Faculty of Medicine, Clalit Health Services, Israel


The researchers will focus upon the following research areas:

  • Working with children and parents and/or how to blind an aromatherapy study and toxicity advantages of aromatherapy
  • Towards personalized integrative oncology.  He will use acupuncture as a therapy to discuss how we can move towards personalized risk assessment, response, and decision making (incorporating genetic, social, belief factors
  • Designing a yoga protocol for and working/ recruiting lung cancer survivors
  • Outcomes for measuring the impact of MBSR in breast cancer survivors
  • The barriers to integration of traditional and complementary medicine in supportive care of patients with cancer from diverse cultural background who attend our integrative oncology program in North Israel


 For each example the symposia will touch upon:

  •  How burdensome is the problem being presenting
  •  What are the current treatment options for these cancer symptoms and at least one of the following:
    • What is a main challenges/barrier for researchers working in this area?
    • Where are the significant gaps in the science?
    • What are the unique research resources/successes available for integrative cancer symptomology research?