ICT

ICT Module I

Integrative Cancer Therapy Fellowship Module I: Cancer Prevention

Upon completion of the module, the participant will:

  • Know the role stress plays in the genesis of cancer cells
  • Understand the role that sugar has in feeding cancer cells
  • Recognize the role inflammation plays in the development of cancer
  • Aid the patient in developing an anticancer environment for their body
  • Learn anticancer foods
  • Understand the role nutrients have in cancer prevention
  • Know the role emotions play in cancer development
  • Understand the value of cancer screening tests
  • Learn medications that may be related to the development of cancer
  • Know environmental toxins that may be associated with increasing a patient's risk of cancer
  • Emphasize nutrients that may aid in decreasing a patient's risk of cancer development
  • Learn about cancer vaccines
  • Review the studies relating fluoride intake and increase in cancer risk
  • Review the literature concerning alcohol use and the risk of certain cancers
  • Look at the medical literature related to high intake of some nutrients increasing the risk of cancers (B12, Folic acid)
  • Realize that an imbalance of fatty acids in the body may increase the risk of tumor growth
  • Understand that a diet high in omega-6-fatty acids increase estradiol levels which can increase the risk of breast and prostate cancer
  • Recognize the role that cigarette smoking/tobacco use has in increasing the risk of several cancers
  • Evaluate exposure to environmental toxins
  • Understand the role of radiation exposure as a possible cause of cancer; Radiation Onc
  • Understand the molecular mechanisms of aging and its prevention including somatic mutation, telomere loss, mitochondrial damage, formation of free radicals, cell senescence, DNA repair and genome stability, and caloric restriction
  • Know the epidemiology of the known causes of cancer

Schedule:

Integrative Cancer Fellowship Mark Rosenberg, MD 1 hr
Concepts in Cancer Prevention Sean Devlin, DO 2.5 hr
Anti-Cancer Foods and Nutrients in Cancer Prevention Olivier Wenker, MD 2 hr
Understand the Role of Radiation Exposure as a Possible Cause of Cancer Olivier Wenker, MD 0.5 hr
Breast Cancer- Is Prevention Possible? Peggy Watson, MD 2 hr
Cancer Origin and Management Thomas Seyfried, PhD 1.5 hr
Principles of Integrative Oncology Evaluation of Cancer Risk, and Strategies for Prevention Isaac Eliaz, MD 1.5 hr
Mind-Body Medicine and Cancer Treatment – The Role of Emotions, Stress and How to Utilize the Mind-Body Connection Isaac Eliaz, MD 1.5 hr
Vitamin D: Cancer Prevention and Treatment Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS 2 hr
Telomeres, Aging and Disease Mark Rosenberg, MD 1 hr
Advances in Cancer Metabolic Therapies Mark Rosenberg, MD 2 hr
Obesity, Insulin and Cancer: The Role Insulin-IGF Pathway on the Origins and Outcome of Cancer Barry Boyd, MD 2 hr
Micronutrients and Cancer Prevention Barry Boyd, MD 1 hr
Whole Food Diet as a Chemopreventive Strategy Patrick Quillin, PhD, RD, CNS 3 hr