"Barrie Cassileth runs the most distinguished service and research team in the world, for complementary medicine ... This book takes no prisoners and courageously investigates the good, the bad and the downright ugly of interventions practiced under the name of complementary therapy. Dr Cassileth comes across as a humane and passionate advocate for the needs of her patients."
--Michael Baum, Professor Emeritus of Surgery and Visiting Professor of Medical Humanities, University College London, UK"Dr. Cassileth pioneered the evidence-based approach to CAM. In this comprehensive and focused book, she eloquently describes clinical practice, credibility and effectiveness, directing the reader to professional sources. As we enter the new global culture of self-directed health care, this is an essential part of both the home and institutional library."
--Stephen M Sagar, BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCP, FRCR, FRCPC, DABR, Professor of Radiation Therapy, McMaster University, Canada"This book represents a comprehensive record of Dr. Cassileth's years of experience organizing and practicing integrated care for cancer patients. Now that medical carers all over the world are thoroughly aware of the limitations of single target therapies, and while they increasingly turn to holistic care to give greater satisfaction to their patients in a multiple target approach, the book will serve as an excellent reference for both patients and service providers. "
--P-C Leung, Director, Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
About the Author
Barrie R Cassileth, MS, PhD, is the Laurance S Rockefeller Chair and Chief of the Integrative Medicine Department at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City. She has had an extensive medical leadership career and is a foremost authority on complementary therapies and Integrative Medicine in oncology. Her work includes 166 publications in the medical literature, 41 medical textbook chapters and 23 books for physicians, patients and families. She was a founding member of the Advisory Council to the US National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, served previously on the National and now on the NY-NJ Regional Board of the American Cancer Society, and is a member of many national and international committees. She is a staunch opponent of cancer quackery. She is Founding President of the Society for Integrative Oncology and Founding Editor-in-Chief of its journal. Since joining MSKCC in 1999, Dr Cassileth has established prototypic research, educational and clinical programs in integrative oncology and has helped leaders in oncology and medicine around the world to develop similar programs for their institutions.