What is Integrative Oncology?

Integrative oncology focuses on building a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to cancer care that brings together both standard cancer treatments and integrative therapies to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Common integrative therapies include are mind-body methods (meditation, yoga, music therapy, spirituality, and art therapy), herbs and supplements, and other therapies such as massage therapy and acupuncture. 

The Society for Integrative Oncology defines integrative oncology as: a patient-centered, evidence-informed field of cancer care that utilizes mind and body practices, natural products, and/or lifestyle modifications from different traditions alongside conventional cancer treatments. Integrative oncology aims to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes across the cancer care continuum and to empower people to prevent cancer and become active participants before, during, and beyond cancer treatment. [JNCI Monographs, Volume 2017, Issue 52, November 2017]

What research has been done to support the effectiveness of acupuncture in oncology?

What research has been done to support the effectiveness of meditation in oncology?