Herbs & Dietary Supplements in Cancer Care

Cancer survivors and people in active treatment are often drawn to the use of herbs and other dietary supplements. Claims made for treating disease and preventing recurrence are often enticing. However, information sources, including those online, can offer conflicting and often dubious information. Herbs & Dietary Supplements in Cancer Care is a course designed to help healthcare professionals better understand the evidence-based uses of dietary supplements.

Presentations in this course include information on the history of herbal medicine, dietary supplement use in cancer prevention, and background on products commonly used by cancer patients and survivors. We also address herb–drug interactions and answer questions commonly asked by patients and caregivers.

This complement to skills-based training is applicable for practitioners and therapists in many fields. We provide you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • grasp the historical perspective of herbal use
  • identify dietary supplements commonly used by cancer patients
  • recognize challenges associated with dietary supplement use
  • communicate with cancer patients and caregivers about the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements and herbal products

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6 NCCAOM CEU points. All other practitioners for whom NCCAOM is not applicable will receive a certificate of participation.

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This online course is open to TCM practitioners, licensed acupuncturists, massage therapists, nutritionists, physicians, and allied health professionals interested in dietary supplement safety.



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Our Integrative Medicine Service enlists Bridge, 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 the 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 to 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 integmedtraining@mskcc.org.

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