March 2016 Vol. 8 Issue 31

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Navigating the Complex Terrain of Cancer Cachexia

by Rebecca Lovejoy, ND, LAc  Cancer cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome characterized by loss of lean body mass, which may adversely affect a patient’s overall survival, quality of life, level of physical activity, and ability to receive antineoplastic therapy. Where full eradication of tumor burden is not achieved, multimodal prevention or treatment of cachexia is indicated. This article serves to highlight strategies to consider based on available evidence and treatment goals in cancer cachexia.

Abstracts & Commentary

High-Dose Intravenous Vitamin C in Cancer Care

by Heather Wright, ND, FABNO  A new intravenous vitamin C (IVC) clinical trial—and a call for physicians providing IVC to report cases of exceptional responses to help better focus future studies.

Exercise During Cancer Treatment Lessens Fatigue

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  Could exercise be even more important than diet and supplements in an integrative cancer treatment plan?

Intake of Fish and Omega 3s and Breast Cancer Survival

by Keri Marshall, ND  A recent study provides evidence to suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may provide some risk reduction for all causes of mortality in women with a history of breast cancer.

Sponsored Podcasts

Pharmacist Ross Pelton Describes the Role of Probiotics in Oncology

by Natural Medicine Journal In this podcast, probiotics expert Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN, discusses the use of probiotics to reduce risk of cancer and as an adjuvant treatment. He also tackles tough topics like the number of strains and dosage.

Book Reviews