I am an integrative medicine specialist who strives to inspire and empower people with cancer to make themselves strong in body, mind, and spirit. I incorporate some Eastern medicine approaches that are supported by scientific evidence and focus on nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, and circadian rhythms. I advise patients on the proper use of herbs and dietary supplements so that they may experience potential benefits while avoiding harm. I lead the Integrative Medicine Clinical Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering and work closely with a team of highly professional therapists who provide acupuncture, massage therapy, mind-body therapies, yoga, qigong, exercise regimens, and music therapy — all tailored to the needs of cancer patients and survivors.
I am a principal investigator of several research projects on acupuncture, yoga, and botanical/herbal agents. To disseminate knowledge in this field, I supervise MSK’s Integrative Medicine Physician Education Program and write clinical practice guidelines and textbook chapters. I actively participate in the integrative medicine community by giving lectures internationally to professional and lay audiences, and by reviewing protocols, manuscripts, and grant applications in my field of expertise. I am a past president of the Society for Integrative Oncology.
- Clinical Expertise: Integrative Medicine
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, Beijing Medical University (China); PhD, University of Miami
- Residencies: The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
Deng GE, Rausch SM, Jones LW, et al. Complementary therapies and integrative medicine in lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. May 2013; 143(5 Suppl): e420S-36S
Deng G, Kurtz RC, Vickers A, et al. A single arm phase II study of a Far-Eastern traditional herbal formulation (sho-sai-ko-to or xiao-chai-hu-tang) in chronic hepatitis C patients. J Ethnopharmacol. Apr 17 2011.
Deng GE, Frenkel M, Cohen L, et al. Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for integrative oncology: complementary therapies and botanicals. Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology. Summer 2009; 7(3): 85-120
Deng G, Lin H, Seidman A, et al. A phase I/II trial of a polysaccharide extract from Grifola frondosa (Maitake mushroom) in breast cancer patients: immunological effects. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. Sep 2009; 135(9): 1215-1221
Cassileth BR, Rizvi N, Deng G, et al. Safety and pharmacokinetic trial of docetaxel plus an Astragalus-based herbal formula for non-small cell lung cancer patients. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. Dec 2009; 65(1): 67-71
Deng G, Hou BL, Holodny AI, Cassileth BR. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) changes and saliva production associated with acupuncture at LI-2 acupuncture point: a randomized controlled study. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2008;8:37
Deng G, Vickers A, Yeung S, Cassileth B.. Randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer patients.. Journal of Clinical Oncology Dec 31, 2007; 25(35) :5546-7
Research is integral to our mission at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and clinical trials help us discover better forms of patient care and treatment. For you, this could mean access to a new therapy or therapy combination. Click to see a list of the trials I’m currently leading.
Clinical Trials Led by Gary E. Deng
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