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Integrative Medicine Oncology and Cancer Care – Patient Centered Care (UNC Lineberger Cancer Network)

May 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

UNC Lineberger Cancer Network Presents a Patient Centered Care Lecture


Photo of Denise Spector, PhD, MPH, ANP, RYT

Denise Spector, PhD, MPH, ANP, RYT

Oncology Nurse Practitioner
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Integrative Medicine Oncology


Lecture Description

The presentation will provide an overview of Integrative Medicine (IM) and Lifestyle Medicine for oncology patients, including definitions of IM, integrative oncology, and lifestyle medicine as they relate to the care of oncology patients.  Specific strategies that may be incorporated to enhance the care of those affected by cancer will be highlighted, along with a description of the Integrative Medicine Consultative Service through the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP).  Additional resources/websites will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate between integrative medicine and alternative medicine for cancer patients.
  • Describe three evidence-based strategies that may help improve the quality of life for individuals affected by cancer.
  • Identify appropriate cancer patients/survivors who may benefit from an integrative medicine consultation and the process for making a referral through CCSP.



May 12, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm