The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Acupuncturists treating cancer patients need extra education

    That’s the recommendation from Dr. Barrie Cassileth, who is chief of the integrative medicine service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

    Highlights from the Medscape interview are listed below.

    • Acupuncture schools teach acupuncture for the average patient.
    • Only acupuncturists trained in cancer should work with cancer patients.
    • In the absence of cancer experience, acupuncturists should have experience treating the side effect that is the reason for the referral from the oncologist.

    The bottom line?

    The article lists cancer centers with active acupuncture programs and other related resources.

    9/17/10 17:31 JR

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