Navigation Links
Pioneering professorship will teach innovative, patient-centered approach to cancer
Date:11/7/2011

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is honored to announce gifts to establish the inaugural Parker Hannifin Helen Moss Cancer Research Foundation Professorship in Integrative Oncology. This professorship will establish the School of Medicine and its affiliate hospitals as national leaders in teaching, research, and patient care in the field of integrative oncology.

The gifts from The Parker Foundation and Helen Moss Cancer Research Foundation, among other donors, will establish an umbrella program for integrative oncology an opportunity not offered at other institutions. The professorship seeks to change the way cancer is treated by employing the practice of integrative medicine and therapies designed to extend the lives of cancer patients using a more holistic and natural approach, along with traditional medicine. Historically, cancer has been treated as an acute illness; the Professorship in Integrative Oncology will research the impact of treating cancer as a chronic condition focused on alleviating the pain and suffering of patients through non-toxic approaches to improve immune system capabilities. Such approaches can include complementary and alternative medicine; diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices; as well as the use of neutraceuticals, herbs and botanicals. The holder of this leadership chair will bring together the finest educational, research, and clinical resources available at Case Western Reserve and its affiliate hospitals to bring new complementary and natural treatment options to patients.

The joint funding of this distinctive professorship by The Parker Foundation and Helen Moss Cancer Research Foundation will enable the university to recruit a distinguished faculty member that will develop and lead a forward-reaching program to educate future leaders in the field of integrative oncology. In addition, the gifts will allow the faculty member to direct and conduct research, and develop a seamless, collaborative program composed of physicians, nurses, nutritionists, and others in health care. They will be dedicated to promoting the highest quality, natural health care, of oncology patients, including children, adults, and the elderly, as well as their families.

Helen Moss, a stage-four breast cancer survivor, is the genesis of this groundbreaking professorship, which brings to fruition more than 10 years of her advocacy work to advance integrative oncology. Because of its unparalleled commitment to employee health and its community, The Parker Foundation partnered with her by funding $1 million to help establish the $1.5 million professorship.

"This professorship will change the way cancer is treated," said Helen Moss, founder of the Helen Moss Cancer Research Foundation. "The traditional one size fits all approach seldom works completely and can have harmful effects by introducing toxins into the body. By advancing the field of integrative oncology my hope is that we shift the emphasis in cancer treatment to a focus on the patient as an individual and treating their entire body rather than a singular focus on treating the diseased organ. These are not necessarily new concepts but build on the philosophy established by the renowned physician Dr. Harvey Cushing. I believe it's time to resurrect these more natural treatment options and combine them with modern advances in treatment."

Parker Hannifin is one of the only major corporations in the nation that offers its employees complementary medicine health benefits insurance, in addition to more traditional health benefits. They support therapies such as heavy metal detoxification, energy medicine, natural health approaches to improve the immune system, acupuncture, and massage as a means of offering employees a broader range of treatment options as well as reducing health care costs. In addition, Parker Hannifin has an on-site clinic at its Cleveland headquarters -- offering convenient access to care to its employees.

"This professorship is a catalyst for change in the comprehensive treatment of cancer," said Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD, dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs, Case Western Reserve University. "It embodies the definition of integrative by combining the elements of research, education, and all aspects of care under common leadership."


'/>"/>
Contact: Jessica Studeny
jessica.studeny@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Pioneering hospital pay-for-performance program falls short of its goals
2. Pioneering stem cell bandage receives approval for clinical trial
3. Film director launches pioneering hearing research
4. Existence Genetics is Pioneering the Field of Predictive Medicine - Nexus Technologies Critical in Understanding and Preventing Deadly Disease
5. Dr. Alexander Rivkin's Pioneering Non-Surgical Nose and Eye Transformations Are Making Headlines and May Be Permanent Solutions
6. Pioneering treatment reduces disability in premature babies with serious brain hemorrhage
7. Voyant Health, Ltd. Announces the Launch of KingMark™, a Pioneering Calibration Marker that Calculates the Radiological Magnification of the Hip
8. Tony Blair Visits Pioneering Interfaith Malaria Initiative in Nigeria
9. Scripps Health Begins Pioneering Study of Human Tumor Sequencing in Cancer Patients
10. Pioneering Hormone Therapist to Host Free Health Seminar
11. University of Michigan announces Eric J. Topol Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... A man who has struggled to quit smoking, a man who has ... determined to find solutions to his problems – and he did. Now Nabat, a serial ... to introduce his breakthrough inventions to the world and better people's lives. His own experience ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Hilton Head Island, SC (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... Head and surrounding areas with a vital new community enrichment program, has teamed up ... to local women and children suffering from intimate abuse. To support all those victimized ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... today that nominations will be accepted February 8, 2016 through May 8, ... Awards include the Information Security Executive® of the Year, which recognizes executives ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s longest ... and 700 companies. Attendees also get to see the most incredible gardens and ... Home Show , at the Colorado Convention Center - 700 14th St. Denver CO, ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... speaking on how healthcare companies can use newly released government data on populations ... a population and intervene and capture the value they create to succeed in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/9/2016)... 2016 The life of Dr. Jan Vilcek ... anything but ordinary.  Twists of fate, combined with sheer grit, ... the constraints of communist Czechoslovakia to New York ... on to make history by playing a key role in ... the world, Remicade.  Dr. Vilcek brings readers along his improbable ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... 2016 The new report "Global Anti-Bacterial Drugs Market Assessment ... Consulting group reveals that the North America ... 38.9% in 2014 that translated into revenues worth US$ 16,907.3 million. ... , Asia-Pacific , Latin America ... . The global anti-bacterial market is inclined towards ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb.8, 2016 Alzheimer Diagnostic ... Summary Medical Devices sector report , ... 2015" provides an overview of Alzheimer Diagnostic Tests ... comprehensive information on the pipeline products with comparative ... development. The report reviews major players involved in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: