Is Cancer Stem Cell Research Relevant to Integrative Practice?
Presented by: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Part of integrative cancer care involves practitioners continuing to recommend proper diets and lifestyle measures, still two of the best preventative measures of cancer. Additionally, providers must remain keen to new discoveries that botanicals, possibly more than conventional drugs, may be able to target chemo-resistant cancer stem cells. Even when a patient responds well to conventional treatment, cancer stem cells can mark a return of tumors even more aggressive than the original. However, recent explorations with integrative approaches to cancer, including scientific research shows promise against cancer stem cells, may provide patients and practitioners alike with better and truly effective treatment options.
This presentation was recorded at the 2020 Integrative Healthcare Symposium Annual Conference.