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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, co
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Contact: Jessica Studeny
jessica.studeny@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University
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