University integrative group publishes book on integrative cancer programKathy Taromina, MS, LAc, part of an integrative medicine group at Columbia University Medical Center, sends news that the team has published a book on their work Integrative Strategies for Cancer Patients

University integrative group publishes book on integrative cancer program

Kathy Taromina, MS, LAc, part of an integrative medicine group at Columbia University Medical Center, sends news that the team has published a book on their work: Integrative Strategies for Cancer Patients: A Practical Resource for Managing the Side Effects of Cancer Therapy. The authors are Elena J. Ladas, MD and Kara M. Kelly, each part of the Integrative Therapies for Children with Cancer program at Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian. The book is being promoted as “hands-on instruction for managing the side effects associated with cancer therapy and includes therapies such as aromatherapy, acupressure, herbs & supplements, homeopathy, massage, nutrition, reflexology, and yoga.” The authors note that they address 21 side effect commonly experienced by patients with cancer and survivors, including nausea/vomiting, lymphedema, pain, loss of appetite, chemo brain, anxiety/stress are covered from an integrative approach. The authors say that their “recommendations are based on our clinical practice and expertise in research.” Taromina writes: “You can imagine how thrilled we are. This took years to complete.” She adds: “All the proceeds go to funding CAM services for cancer patients at CU.”