Integrative Oncology for Physicians

Integrative Oncology for Physicians


According to survivorship statistics and date from the National Cancer Institute, there are approximately 14.5 million cancer survivors living in the United States. Technological advances in screening and detection, treatment and patient care will, thankfully, allow that number to rise. As more patients live beyond their diagnosis, supportive care services and integrative modalities will play a crucial component in a patient’s care, during and after their treatment. Complementary therapies can address physical and emotional side effects of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and long-term recovery. This 18-hour program provides physicians with guidelines for including integrative medicine modalities into their patients care plan. We include lectures on the pathophysiology of cancer, detection, surgical and therapeutic interventions, , side effects associated with common and rare cancer treatments.

Students also learn the benefits of common complementary therapies sought by patients and survivors. Experts in the fields of acupuncture,  massage therapy, exercise, nutrition and mind-body therapies discuss benefits, uses and patient safety guidelines

Participants leave this course with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand the role integrative medicine modalities can play in a patient’s treatment and their survivorship.
  • Communicate with patients and caregivers about complementary therapies and their safety
  • Assess efficacy of complementary medicine modalities
  • Apply integrative oncology theory and modalities in clinical and academic practice

Continuing Education Credit

This course is designed to advance general knowledge and share information about supporting quality patient care. Participants will receive a certificate of participation, acknowledging the number of hours of education. At this time, this course does not offer AMA Category 1 CME credit.

Target Audience

The information in this course is beneficial to physicians (MD) specializing in primary care, palliative medicine or family-practice medicine, hospitalists, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, medical students and medical residents.



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Registration Information

Register and enroll for this course here: Participants will receive an email receipt and confirmation of their enrollment.

Our Integrative Medicine Service enlists Bridge (link to www,, a native cloud Learning Management System, to offer a unique engagement platform to host our online courses. Bridge’s intuitive design and mobile platforms, will allow you to complete your course on your mobile phone, tablet, or laptop.

Once your payment of the course fee is processed successfully, you will receive a receipt from MSK sent directly to your email account you entered during registration. Within 48 hours, the Integrative Medicine Education Coordinator will upload your name, email and course selection into Bridge. Once completed, you will receive an email from Bridge containing a link access the Bridge app. You will be asked to create a username and password to establish your personal Bridge account. Every time you wish to watch a lecture, you will return to the Bridge app and enter the username and password you created.

For questions and assistance with the registration process, please email [email protected]

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