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Integrative Cancer Therapies

eISSN: 1552695X | ISSN: 15347354 | Current volume: 22 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Yearly

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Integrative Cancer Therapies (ICT) is a peer-reviewed open access journal that focuses on a comprehensive model of integrative cancer treatment with an emphasis on scientific understanding of alternative and traditional medicine therapies. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

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Integrative Cancer Therapies focuses on a new and growing movement in cancer treatment. Integrative cancer treatment includes therapeutic interventions in the areas of diet, lifestyle, exercise, stress care, and nutritional supplements. The journal emphasizes scientific validation of these therapies and of therapies from culturally diverse medical traditions, such as herbs, massage, yoga and other meditative movement therapies. The responsible integration of integrative therapies with conventional oncology treatment is a major focus of the journal. The use of alternative medical therapies is also explored. In addition, the journal covers innovative therapies in rapidly advancing areas of medicine that may be affected by lifestyle, including circadian biology, the microbiome and immune-based therapies.

The journal presents scientifically rigorous original research, literature reviews, case studies and commentaries on key topics such as:

  • Contributions of exercise, diet, mind-body therapies and herbs or other supplements to improved cancer outcomes
  • Models for integrating complementary and conventional treatment in clinical practice
  • Evaluation of interventions from traditional medicine systems such as traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda
  • Assessing and improving quality of life for cancer patients
  • Enhancing patients’ recovery after cancer treatments
  • Investigations of the effect of integrative therapies on side effects of oncology treatments
  • Potential interactions of cancer chemotherapy drugs with frequently used dietary supplements
  • Relevant laboratory studies of molecular mechanisms and biology behind integrative approaches

The journal includes several special collections on topics such as Exercise and Cancer Treatment, Emerging Integrative Therapies and Cancer and the Microbiome. The full list of Special Collections is available at Suggestions for additional special collections in the journal’s area of coverage will be considered by the editorial staff.

This journal will be of particular interest to: integrative physicians, practitioners of clinical specialties frequently used for cancer such as physical therapy, psycho-oncology and nutrition; surgical, medical and radiation oncologists; pharmacists, nurses and dietitians; practitioners of diverse medical systems such as traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathy, chiropractic, Ayurveda and others. Cancer patients seeking information on integrative therapies and administrators of medical facilities that include integrative treatment centers will also find the journal of interest.

Keith I. Block, MD University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Integrative Cancer Care, USA
Associate Editors
Penny Block, PhD Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment, USA
Bethany Elkington, PhD, OTR/L The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Gail Mahady, PhD University of Illinois, USA
Stephen Samuel, MPT, PhD University of Rochester Medical Center, NY, USA
Peying Yang, PhD MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, USA
Managing Editor
Charlotte Gyllenhaal, PhD Institute for Integrative Cancer Care, USA
Scientific Editor
Dale Shumaker, PhD Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment, Skokie IL
International Editor
Jacob Shoham, MD, PhD Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
Statistics Editor
Jim Grutsch, PhD James F Grutsch & Associates, Wilmette, IL, USA
Assistant Editors
Mark Mead, MS  
Ralph W. Moss, PhD Cancer Decisions, USA
Daniel Rubin, ND  
Advisory Board Members
Donald Abrams, MD University of California, San Francisco, USA
Lorenzo Cohen, PhD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA
William Hrushesky, MD Rhythmalyltics, Inc, West Orange, NJ, USA
Wayne Jonas, MD Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, USA
Susan Lutgendorf, PhD University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Robert A. Nagourney, MD Rational Therapeutics Inc, USA
Robert Newman, PhD Phoenix Biotechnology, San Antonio TX, USA
Julia Rowland, PhD Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, USA
Andrew Weill, MD University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Editorial Board
Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO TAP Integrative, Green Bay, WI, USA
Lynda G. Balneaves, PhD University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Claudio Battaglini, PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Eran Ben-Arye, MD Lin Medical Center, and Technicon-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Anupam Bishayee, Pharm D, PhD Larkin Health Sciences Institute, Miami, FL, USA
Massimo Bonucci, MD San Feliciano Hospital, Rome, Italy
Amit Budhraja, PhD St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, USA
Terence Bugno, MD Northern Illinois Center for Cancer Care, USA
Linda Carlson, PhD University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Alejandro Chaoul, PhD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Qi Chen, PhD University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
Misha Cohen, OMD University of California, San Francisco , USA
Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Natasha Dhawan, MD Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth Cancer Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
Yibin Feng, PhD University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Michael Foley, PhD Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, USA
Moshe Frenkel, MD Meir Medical Center, Israel
Mei R. Fu, PhD, RN, FAAN Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
Uptal Ghosh, PhD University of Kalyani, India
Terry Golombick, PhD, Dipl Nutr Southern Sydney Haematology, NSW, Australia
Catherine Granger, PhD Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia
Suzanne Grant Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
Reid Hayward University of Northern Colorado, USA
Judith Jacobson, MD Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA
Miek Jong Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden
Omer Kucuk, MD Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Judith Lacey, MBBS, FRACGP, FAChPM (RACP) Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Camperdown NSW, Australia
Elena Ladas, PhD Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Alexander Lucas, PhD Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond VA USA
Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
Michael McCulloch, PhD Pine Street Foundation, San Francisco, CA, USA
Dwight McKee, MD Mederi Foundation, Ashland, OR and Life Plus International, Batesville, AR, USA
Mark Myers Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment, USA
Palanisamy Nallasamy, PhD University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
Byeongsang Oh, PhD University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Oluwadamilola Olaku National Cancer Institute, USA
Patrizia Pasanisi Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori di Milano, Italy
Greg Plotnikoff, MD Minnesota Personalized Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Pratheeshkumar Poyil, PhD King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mark Renneker, MD University of California, San Francisco, USA
Waheed Roomi, PhD Dr Rath Research Institute, Santa Clara, CA, USA
Friedeman Schad, MD Hospital Havelhoehe, Berlin, German
Dugald Seely, ND, MSc Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Victor S. Sierpina, MD University of Texas, Medical Branch at Galveston, USA
Judith Smith, PharmD University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Leanna Standish, ND Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA, USA
Stephen Sze, PhD University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Walter Tsang, MD Lifestyle Medical, Redlands CA
Chin-Kun Wang, PhD Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung
Won-Bo Wang National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Raimond Wong, MD Juravinski Cancer Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Geliang Yang Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Second Medical Center, Beijing, China
Shun-Fa Yang Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
Xiao-bing Yang, MD, PhD Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China
Hung-Rong Yen, MD, PhD China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
Hwa Seung Yoo, PhD Daejon University, Daejon, South Korea
Seong Woo Yoon, MD, PhD Kyung-Hee University, Gangdong, South Korea
Pan YuanQing, MD, PhD Tianjin Vocational and Technical Normal University, Tianjin, China
Yingchun Zeng, PhD Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou, China
Xiaoshu Zhu, PhS Western Sydney University, Australia
Editorial Consultants
Mark Blumenthal Executive Director, American Botanical Council, USA
Michael Broffman, LAc Pine Street Clinic, USA
Gar Hildenbrand Gerson Research Organization, USA
Mark Myers, RD Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment, USA
Donald R. Yance Jr., CN, MH, AHG Centre for Natural Healing, USA
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