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
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