Biography & Education

Biography

Philosophy of Care

Provide the best of both worlds with natural medicne treatments seamlessly integrated and coordinated with conventional medical care.
Professional Associations
Society for Integrative Oncology, Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (Past President)
Personal Interests
Hiking, bicycling, flying, music

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Publications

Publications
Top Doctors in Seattle 5 times
Blog

Cancer control and survivorship

October 25, 2013

I recently attended the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) meeting, a consortium of research institutions doing clinical trials on cancer. The conference highlighted how new research will remarkably affect cancer survivorship, quality of life (QOL), integrative care and our ability to predict and provide needed services more accurately and with greater cost effectiveness for cancer survivors. The tools for implementing cancer control are evolving quickly.

Here are some highlights from the meeting:

  • Biomarkers, which are any human characteristics that are measurable including everything from gene expression (or over-expression) to pain surveys, can potentially predict long term survival as well as the specific services that will most benefit patients.
  • Symptoms that are increasingly predictable by biomarker assays include fatigue, insomnia, pain, anorexia, nausea, depression and others. This means that we will soon be able to...

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