Integrative Therapies in the News

WABC Eyewitness News featuring ITPCC: Fighting chemotherapy side effects (December 8, 2011)

The Skillful Living Room, featuring Dr. Kara Kelly and Elena Ladas: Interview with Dr. Finkelstein on The Integrative Therapies Program and Book Release (November 26,2011)

New York Times cites Milk Thistle study findings: The Claim: Milk Thistle is Good for the Liver (January 11, 2009)

Fox News featuring Kara Kelly, MD: Herb Could Ease Side Effects of Chemo (December 29, 2009)

7th Space Interactive featuring review of ITPCC study findings in CANCER: Milk Thistle Protects Cancer Patients from Chemotherapy-Associated Liver Toxicity (December 15, 2009)

Los Angeles Times Health Blog featuring review of ITPCC study findings in CANCER: Milk Thistle Shows Potential -- Documented Potential -- In Helping Cancer Patients (December 14, 2009)

Reuters Health featuring review of ITPCC study findings in CANCER: Milk Thistle May Limit Liver Damage from Chemo (December 14, 2009) Article also presented by ABC News Health

MedPage Today featuring review of ITPCC study findings in CANCER: Milk Thistle Cuts Liver Toxicity from ALL Chemotherapy (December 14, 2009)

The Medical News featuring review of ITPCC study findings in CANCER: Herb Milk Thistle Help Treat Liver Inflammation in Cancer Patients Who Receive Chemotherapy, Finds Study (December 14, 2009)

ASH News Daily featuring Kara Kelly, MD: Integrative Medicine: Are You Treating the Whole Person? (December 6, 2009)

U.S. News and World Report featuring Kara Kelly, MD: Cancer and Supplements: What Vitamins, Herbs, and Botanicals Can (and Can't) Do (July 14, 2009)

ABC Eyewitness News featuring The Integrative Therapies Program for Children with Cancer's Food as Medicine Program: Cancer Patients Take Cooking Class  (July 7, 2009)

The Daily News featuring Elena Ladas, MS, RD: Some Elements of Mediterranean Diet More Effective Than Others For Living Longer, Study Finds (June 29, 2009)

The New York Times featuring Alexa Weitzman, MS, LAc: Finding Ways to Help Children With Cancer (November 21, 2008)

NY1: NYer of the week featuring Christine Grimaldi, PhD: Cancer Dancers Helps Children Connect Through Their Pain (July 20, 2007)

Vital Options International, The Group Room, featuring Kara Kelly, MD: Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Pediatric Cancer (July 7, 2007)

The Today Show, featuring Kara Kelly, MD: Dogs as Therapy for Kids (June 18, 2007)

Fox News featuring Diane Rooney, MS, LAc, LMT: High 5: Hope and  Heroes (March 13, 2007)

WCBS News featuring Christine Grimaldi, PhD: Hope and Heroes: Helping Cancer Patients Through Pilates (March 5, 2007)

NY1 Weekend features Elena Ladas, MS, RD:Hope and Heroes Fund Helps Children Battling Cancer (October 28, 2006)

ABC Health News featuring Kara Kelly, MD: Defiant and Exhausted, Teens Refuse Cancer Treatments (July 24, 2006)

PASSEPORTSANTÉ.NET features Elena Ladas, MS, RD and Kara Kelly, MD: L'Hôpital pour enfants de New York, un modèle à suivre? (November 3, 2005)

 

Presentations

Below is a listing of presentations given by The Integrative Therapies Program. Please contact us for further information.

 

Presentations by Kara Kelly, MD

“Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Children with Cancer”; Pascack Valley Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds; May 9, 1997.

“Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies in Children with Cancer”; Valley Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds, Ridgewood, New Jersey; December 16, 1997.

“An Integrative Therapies Program for Children with Cancer”; Integrating Complementary Therapies for Cancer Conference sponsored by Cambridge Health Resources, Atlanta, Georgia; January 30, 1998.

“Complementary Therapies for Children with Cancer”; Holy Name Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds, Teaneck, New Jersey; May 22, 1998.

“Antioxidants and Oxidative Status in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia”; Leukemia and Stem Cell Biology Seminar, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Pennsylvania; May 27, 1998.

“Complementary Therapies Use in Children with Cancer”; Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; June 2, 1999.

“Controversies surrounding Antioxidant Supplementation among Children on therapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia”; Pediatric Oncology Seminar, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis, Minnesota; June 2, 1999.

“Complementary Therapies Use in Children with Cancer”; Lincoln Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds, Bronx, New York; April 27, 2000.

“Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies in Pediatric Oncology”; Comprehensive Cancer Care 2000: Integrating Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Arlington, Virginia; June 9-11, 2000.

“Use of Complementary Therapies by Children with Cancer”; 21st Annual Cancer Symposium: Integrating Complementary Medicine into the Care of Your Cancer Patient, Youngstown, Ohio; April 5, 2001.

“Complementary Therapies Use in Children with Cancer”; St. Joseph’s Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Grand Rounds, Paterson, New Jersey, June 11, 2002.

"Integrative Therapies in Children with Cancer", St. Vincent's Medical Center Pediatric Grand Rounds, New York, New York, February 25, 2003.

"Research on the fringe: Integrative therapies for children with cancer", Children's Oncology Group Nursing Plenary Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 27, 2003.

"Integrative Therapies for Children", Hackensack University Medical Center Pediatric Grand Rounds, Hackensack, New Jersey, January 21, 2004.

"Critique on Complementary and Alternative Therapies Research in Children with Cancer", State of the Science Summit II, Children's Oncology Group Nursing Committee, Bethesda, Maryland, February 26-27, 2004.

"Integrating Complementary Therapies in the Care of Children with Cancer: Research and Clinical Practice", American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting Education Session, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 5, 2004.

"Complementary Therapies for Children with Cancer", American Cancer Society's Families R.O.C.K. Weekend, Orlando, Florida, November 20, 2004.

"Integrating Integrative Therapies -- where is it going, and who is going to pay?", Pediatric ASIG, APA 2005 Conference, April 18, 2005,

"Restoring the Spirit and Sharing the Vision" Oncology Nursing Conference, Miller’s Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, California, May 20, 2005.

"Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Children with Cancer", Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, July 16, 2005.

"Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Children with Cancer", SIOP Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, September 24, 2005.

"Integrative Pediatric Oncology: Research and Clinical Perspectives", 3rd Annual Pediatric Integrative Medicine Conference, New York, New York, October 22, 2005.

"Bringing Evidence to Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The Integrative Therapies Program for Children with Cancer", Pediatric Grand Rounds and Visiting Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 7, 2005.

"Antioxidants", Society of Integrative Oncology 2nd Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, November 10-12, 2005.

"Bringing Evidence to Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The Integrative Therapies Program for Children with Cancer", Brooklyn Hospital Center Pediatric Grand Rounds, Brooklyn, New York, April 26, 2006.

"Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The Integrative Therapies Program for Children with Cancer", Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 5, 2006.

"Developing Clinical Trials Of Natural Health Products For Cancer Patients", North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 27, 2006.

"Bringing Evidence to Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The Integrative Therapies Program for Children with Cancer", Hospital for Sick Kids Visiting Professor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 22, 2006.

"Complementary and Alternative Medicines for Use in Supportive Care in Pediatric Cancer", Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer 18th Annual Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 23, 2006.

“Bringing evidence to Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies,” 2nd Puebla Conference on Nutrition and Childhood Cancer, Puebla, Mexico, November 3, 2006.

“Research Methods in Integrative Medicine: Challenges and Complexities”, Society for Integrative Oncology 3rd International Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 9, 2006.

“Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies for Children with Cancer”, Childhood Cancer: Negotiating the Past, Planning the Future Conference, Forsgate Country Club, Jamesburg, New Jersey, May 18, 2007.

Chair, Education Session on “Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies for Children with Cancer”, American Society Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, June 3, 2007.

Chair, Symposium on “Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies for Children with Cancer: Bridging Eastern and Western Medical Traditions,” International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), Mumbai, India, November 2, 2007.

"Antioxidant Supplementation During Chemotherapy: What is the Clinical Data?", The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center's Integrative Medicine Program Lecture Series, Houston, Texas, November 15, 2007.

“Bringing Evidence to Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies for Children with Cancer”, Office of Cancer and Complementary Medicine Monthly Lecture Series, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, December 12, 2007.

“Research Studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Childhood Cancer”, Society of Integrative Oncology Shanghai International Symposium: Integrative Oncology Theory, Research and Practice, Shanghai, China, April 25-26, 2008.

"Integrative Medicine in Pediatric Oncology", Visiting Professor, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, December 11, 2008.

"Antioxidant Supplements During Cancer Therapy: What is the Clinical Evidence?", 9th Annual Lenny Zakim Lecture, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, December 12, 2008.

Co-Chair, Symposium 11 “Traditional Practices and Nutrition Management for the Child with Cancer”, International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) Annual Meeting, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 9, 2009.

“Integrative Therapies for Children with Hematologic Malignancies”, Education Session at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 5, 2009.

“Bringing Evidence to Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Children with Cancer”, Lefton Lectureship, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Schneider Children’s Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York, April 16, 2010.

“Controversies in the Management of Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma”, Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia, June 23, 2010.

“Integrative Pediatric Oncology”, Pediatric Grand Rounds, St Joseph’s Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, November 2, 2010.

“Best of the Society for Integrative Oncology”, Integrative Healthcare Symposium, New York, New York, March 5, 2011.

“Bringing Evidence to Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Children with Cancer”, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, New York, June 16, 2011.

“Novel Symptom Management Strategies in Children with CNS Tumors: The Role of Complementary/Alternative Medicine”, International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) Annual Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, October 27, 2011.

Co-Chair, Symposium 6 “Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles in Survivors of Childhood and AYA Cancer: Challenges and Opportunities”, International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) Annual Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, October 30, 2011.

“Mitigating Treatment Toxicity, Enhancing Treatment Efficacy: Strategies for Improved Symptom Management – Research and Clinical Practice”, Society for Integrative Oncology 8th International Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, November 10, 2011.

 

Presentations by Elena Ladas, MS, RD

“Integrative Approaches in Nutrition Research”, Children’s Oncology Group Nutrition Education Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, October 17, 2001.

“Integrating CAM in Pediatric Oncology”, Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses New Jersey Chapter Annual Meeting, April 19, 2002.  

 “Integrating CAM in Pediatric Oncology”, Children's Oncology Group CRA Education Seminar; St. Louis, Missouri; October 24, 2002.

“Nutrition as a Tool for Disease and Wellness,” Columbia University Department of Surgery, Integrative Medicine Program, New York, New York; December 11, 2002. 

“Integrative Approaches to Symptom Management,” Children's Oncology Group Nursing Plenary Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 27, 2003.

“Nutrition After Treatment for Breast Cancer”, New York Presybeterian Hospital, Herbert Irving Cancer Center, New York, New York; May 28, 2003. 

“Nutrition and Herbal Basics”, Children’s Hospital of New York, Department of Rheumatology, Sponsored by The Arthritis Foundation, Mamaroneck, New York; June 1, 2003.   

“Integrative Medicine,” Department of Nutrition Services, New York-Cornell Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York; September 24, 2003. 

“Antioxidants in the Clinical Setting: A Review of the Evidence”, Children’s Oncology Group Nutrition Education Seminar, Washington D.C., April 2, 2004. 

“Integrative Medicine”, New Jersey Dietitians in Health Care Facilities: Princeton, New Jersey: April 27, 2004.  

"Nutrition and Herbal Basics", Children's Hospital of New York, Department of Rheumatology, Sponsored by The Arthritis Foundation, Mamaroneck, New York; May 7 2004.

“Integrative Medicine in Acute Care Pediatrics”, Children’s Hospital of New York, Nursing Ground Rounds, May 27, 2004.

“Complementary Therapies in Pediatric Oncology: Clinical, Research, and Administrative Considerations,” 2nd Annual Conference of the Caribbean American Medical and Scientific Association, April 16, 2005.

“Integrating CAM into the Pediatric Academic Medical Center: An Administrative Perspective”.  MGMA 2005 Academic Practice Assembly, New York, New York, April 18, 2005.  

“Managing Obesity in Children: A Lifestyle Modification Approach,” Pediatric Integrative Medicine Conference, October 22, 2005.

“Children, Nutrition and the Environment,” Northern New Jersey Maternal Child Health Consortium, November 7, 2005.

“Nutrition during and after therapy for childhood cancer,” The National Children Cancer Society Survivorship Program, Beyond the Cure, November 15, 2005.

 “Integrating CAM into the Pediatric Population,” Greater NY Chapter of NAPNAP Annual Conference, New York, New York, March 9, 2007.

“Radiation Therapy, Nutritional Status, and Body Composition in children undergoing treatment for Cancer.”  International Atomic Energy Agency on “Paediatric Radiation Oncology and Nutrition”, Vienna, Austria, September 10-12, 2007. 

“The Integrative Therapies Program for Children with Cancer: A Model Program.”  International Society of Paediatric Oncology, Mumbai, India, November 1, 2007. 

“Models and Challenges in Integrating CAM in Pediatric Oncology.” Society for Integrative Oncology, San Francisco, California, November 15 -17, 2007.

"Integrating Complementary Therapies in the Care of Children with Cancer: Research and Clinical Practice", Levine's Children's Hospital, Charlotte, North Carolina, January 12th, 2009.

“Current Applications and Future Directions in Nutrition Therapy for Children with Cancer.”  International Society of Paediatric Oncology, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 9th, 2009. 

“Current Applications and Future Directions in Nutrition Therapy for Children with Cancer.”  Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia.  November 17th, 2009. 

“Considerations for integrating complementary/alternative medicine into the care of a child with cancer”. Meads Children’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia.  November 22nd, 2009. 

“Complementary and alternative therapies in pediatric oncology: Evidence-based practice”.  Unidad Nacional de Oncologia Pediatricia, Guatemala City, Guatemala. March 15th, 2010.  

“Nutrition Management of a Child with Cancer”.  FUNGLODE Foundation, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  May 12th, 2010. 

“Nutrition and Integrative Medicine for Children with Cancer”.   University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines. June 18th, 2010. 

“Milk thistle and chemotherapy-induced hepatotoxicity”.  BITs 3rd Annual World Cancer Congress.  Singapore.  June 23rd, 2010. 

“Integrating Complementary/Alternative Medicine into Cancer Care”.  The 28th  Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium, New York.  November 9th, 2010.

“Traditional Complementary/Alternative Medicine (TCAM) and the Nutrition Management of Children with Cancer”.   Hospital JP Garrahan, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  November 30th, 2010.  

“Clinical Approaches to Integrative Medicine and the Nutrition Management of the Child with Cancer in Developing Countries”.  Hospital del Niño "Dr. Ovidio Aliaga”, La Paz, Bolivia.  December 2nd, 2010. 

“Lifestyle Interventions Targeting Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Where Do We Go From Here?”  International Society of Paediatric Oncology, Auckland, New Zealand, October 29th, 2011.

 

                                                          

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