Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD

Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine
Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD -- Chief, Integrative Medicine Service; Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine

As a researcher, educator, and planner, I have worked in alternative and complementary (integrative) medicine and the psychosocial aspects of cancer care for more than 25 years. I came to Memorial Sloan Kettering in 1999 to create the Integrative Medicine Service, a multifaceted program that offers inpatient therapies at Memorial Hospital and outpatient services at the Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center. The Service's two-pronged research effort includes studies to evaluate the ability of specific complementary therapies to reduce important symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatments, and the investigation of botanicals for potential antitumor effects. The Integrative Medicine Service’s website, About Herbs, offers evidence-based information about herbs, vitamins, and unproved cancer treatments at no charge to professionals and the public.

Clinical Expertise

Integrative Medicine

Languages Spoken

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Publications by Barrie R. Cassileth

Cassileth BR, Deng G, Vickers A, and Yeung, SK. Integrative Oncology: Complementary therapies in cancer care. Hamilton, ON: BC Decker; 2005.

Cassileth BR, and Lucarelli, CD. Herb-Drug Interactions in Oncology. Hamilton, ON: BC Decker; 2003.

Cassileth BR. Commentary on Price AM et al., The role of psychosocial factors in the development of breast carcinoma: Part I. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2001

Cassileth, BR. The Alternative Medicine Handbook: The complete guide to Alternative and Complementary Therapies. New York, NY: W. W. Norton; 1998.

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