Integrative Oncology Education

The Case Center for Integrative Oncology educates staff, students and faculty on the field of natural medicine and integrative oncology. 

    Medical Student Education

    Mandel Wellness and Preventative Care Pathway 

    As part of its education for medical students, the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has created a series of "pathways" (or concentrations) to better develop well-rounded medical professionals who will graduate equipped to treat patients more effectively. Students are also introduced to other aspects of integrative medicine as part of the standard curriculum. During the Foundations of Clinical Medicine educational block for medical students, topics include integrative medicine, mindfulness, self-care, and spirituality. The introduction to integrative medicine is provided by Case Center for Integrative Oncology director Richard T. Lee, MD. As part of this lecture, students are provided an experiential session with acupuncture and music therapy.

    Medical students may also obtain further exposure to integrative topics through different electives that are available. The Gathering Place, a local cancer community resource, hosts a four-week elective course for first and second-year medical students that is sponsored by Richard T. Lee, MD. Through this course, students are introduced to nutrition, exercise, and integrative therapies including meditation.

    Community Partnership Elective Course at The Gathering Place

    Medical students may also obtain further exposure to integrative topics through different electives that are available. The Case Center for Integrative Oncology is partnering with The Gathering Place, a local cancer community resource, to host an elective once a year for first and second year medical students. During the four-week elective students are introduced to nutrition, exercise, and integrative therapies including meditation. 

    Helen Moss Foundation-Schoff Family Integrative Oncology Lecture

    In collaboration with the Helen Moss Foundation, the Case Center for Integrative Oncology hosts the Schoff Family Integrative Oncology lecture, featuring national leaders in the field of integrative oncology. 

    Year Speaker and Topic
    2018

    Donald Abrams, MD, Integrative Oncologist, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
    "Cannabis in cancer care"

    2019 Peiying Yang, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    "Natural products for the development of novel anticancer therapies"

    Talks and Lectures

    Case Center for Integrative Oncology director Richard T. Lee, MD is often asked to give talks and lectures on the topic of integrative oncology. Here are several informative videos: 

    1. The Role Of Integrative Oncology
    2. Supportive & Integrative Oncology at UH Seidman Cancer Center
    3. Integrative Oncology for Pancreatic Cancer Webinar
    4. How Effective is Acupuncture in Treating Chronic Pain?