Integrative Cancer Therapy Fellowship Overview
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine is proud to present the first and only existing Fellowship in Integrative Cancer Therapy.
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Who should attend the Integrative Cancer Fellowship?
All healthcare practitioners can benefit from this fellowship. In addition, all healthcare practitioners, regardless of specialty, can practice ICT. Although oncologist are welcomed and urged to attend this fellowship, the majority of attendees will be non-oncologists.
What benefits will be afforded by attending this fellowship?
The knowledge gleaned from attending this fellowship will allow practitioners to provide improved cancer treatments, allowing a better quality and quantity of life for cancer patients. In addition, practitioners will be learning "cutting edge" therapies. Although, monetary gain should not be the primary motive, this type of practice is lucrative to the healthcare provider. Because much of the alternative treatments is not covered by insurance, the patients must pay out of pocket. This is analogous to the practice of Anti-aging Medicine.
Integrative Cancer Therapy Fellowship Modules:
Module I - Cancer Prevention
This module explores the predecessors and risk factors of cancer, including medications, environmental toxins, inflammation and even emotions. Methods for creating an anticancer environment are presented, as well as the positive roles of certain foods and nutrients. Also discussed are vaccines, screening tests and the epidemiology of known causes of cancer
Module II - The Biology of Cancer
An understanding of normal cell biology is paired with an overview of apoptosis, cell differentiation, cell cycle deregulation, gene mutations and DNA repair mechanisms. A definition of cancer is presented, including its genetic basis and new strategies for underlying mechanisms. Other topics include carcinogenesis, angiogenesis, signal transduction mechanisms and methods for detection.
Module III - Immunology of Cancer
Current concepts in immunology are explored in this module, including available immunological tests, immunosuppression and cancer, the multifactorial basis of immunodeficiency, immunoregulatory cells and immunomodulatory factors. The roles of various cells are discussed, as well as treatment-induced immunosuppression, immunotoxins, interferon therapy and how tumors avoid the immune response.
Module IV - Targeted Cancer Therapies
Treatments for specific cancers are presented, including leukemia, breast and other female cancers, colorectal and other GI cancers, lymphoma, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, head and neck cancer, melanoma and more. The module also comprises nanoparticle approaches to cancer, genetic tissue testing and the role of proteomics in cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Module V - Case Histories In Cancer Therapies
Case histories are reviewed to explore methods of preventing and treating therapy-induced conditions, such as cardiac toxicity, GI complications and kidney damage. The benefits of proteolytic enzymes and certain nutrients are discussed, in addition to integrative therapies for many forms of cancer and the role of antioxidants with chemotherapy and radiation.
Module VI - Integrative Cancer Therapies
Overviews of several integrative cancer therapies are presented, such as Hoxsey therapy, avemar therapy, protocell therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, photodynamic treatment, sonodynamic therapy and cancer pH manipulation therapy. Other topics include mind/body medicine, the role of exercise in cancer therapies, and bio-oxidative and ultraviolet medicine and cancer therapies.
Module VII - Dietary Treatments of Cancer
The negative influences of dietary components such as sugar, omega-6 fatty acids, iron and copper on the immune system of the cancer patient are reviewed. This module also conveys the importance of avoiding malnutrition and providing adequate hydration, as well as the role that diet plays in genomic methylation.
Module VIII - Nutritional Integrative Cancer Therapies
This module conveys the role of nutrients in cancer therapy, including those that can increase or decrease the effectiveness of radiation and chemotherapy, inhibit cancer-dependent enzymes, cause apoptosis of cancer cells, inhibit tumor invasion or promote immune enhancement. Also discussed are nutrient and herb interactions with conventional cancer therapies.
Module IX - Detoxification and its Role as a Cancer Therapy
The organs of detoxification in the body are reviewed, in addition to the role that toxins play in cancer etiology. Methods for evaluating the body's inability to detoxify, strategies for enhancing detoxification and ways to minimize toxic exposure are discussed, as well as the 4 R program and phase I/phase II detoxification of the liver.
Module X - New Radiological Treatments of Cancer and Stem Cell Therapies
Antibody- and peptide-based radiopharmaceuticals and radionuclides - and their applications for specific cancer conditions - are explored. This module also discusses radiological imaging therapies for cancer, autologous bone marrow transplantation, transcription factors in cancer, stem cell chromatin patterns, and the advantages and disadvantages of pretargeted RIT systems.
Criteria for completion of the fellowship includes:
I. Molecular Biology of Cancer
- Personalized Chemotherapy Based on Tumor Profiling
- Antioxidant Use in Cancer Therapy
- Nutritional Approach to Cancer Therapy
- Genetic and Viral Predispositions to Cancer
II. Understanding Tumor Classification, Staging, and Grading
- Overview of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Therapy
- Harnessing the Febrile immune Response in the Treatment of Advanced-stage cancer
- Coley's Toxins
III. The Role of Radiation Therapy in Cancer Treatment
- Cutting-edge Radiation Therapy technology
- Understanding Chemotherapy - Old and New Drugs
- Understanding hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
- Off-label Pharmaceuticals in Cancer therapy
IV. Assessment and Treatment of Problems Common to the Cancer Patient
- Assessment and Treatment of Hematologic Complications in the Cancer Patient
- Assessment and Treatment of Cancer-related venous thromboembolism
- Managing Cancer-related Infections
- Metabolic and Paraneoplastic Syndromes
V. Non-pharmacologic Complementary Therapies in Cancer Therapy
- Calorie Restriction, Amino Acid Restriction, Carbohydrate Restriction, and the Ketogenic Diet- can these dietary manipulations affect cancer outcome?
- Treating Cancer with Immunotherapy
- Treating Cancer with Hyperthermia
- Herbal Supplementation in Cancer therapy I
VI. How to Manage an Integrative Cancer Practice
- Herbal Supplementation in Cancer therapy II
- Integrative Cancer Therapy in Review
- Q & A
- Participants will leave the Fellowship competent to practice Integrative Cancer Therapies without supervision in his or her area of medical specialty.
- Off-label pharmaceuticals will be included with each module
- Open to physicians, physician assistant, nurse clinicians, pharmacists, D.D.S. and chiropractors.