Alkaline, Paleo, Ketogenic - Are Any Really Anticancer? Navigating the Diet Craze Maze with an Integrative Oncologist
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Cancer patients and survivors often pursue popular diets including the alkaline, Paleolithic, ketogenic, vegan, and macrobiotic diets sometime after their cancer diagnosis with the hope that these diets will improve quality of life, lengthen survival and stop or delay recurrence. By changing their nutritional regimen patients often feel more empowered in their fight against cancer. The basis of some of these diets may not be founded in reality, however, and some may put people at risk of developing various deficiencies. The American Cancer Society and the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) continuously update their recommendations for reducing the risk of cancer and prolonging disease-free survival. This webinar will review some of the more popular anticancer diets, including their rationale and any evidence supporting their use. The newly released 2018 WCRF/AICR guidelines will also be discussed.

Donald Abrams, MD

Immediate Past Chief, Hematology-Oncology, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, Integrative Oncology UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Donald I. Abrams is a cancer and integrative medicine specialist at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Mount Zion. Abrams provides integrative medicine consultations for cancer patients and has completed research in complementary and alternative therapies including mind-body treatments, botanical therapies, medical use of marijuana and traditional Chinese medicine herbal therapies.

In addition to his role at the Osher Center, Abrams continues to practice general oncology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where he was chief of Hematology-Oncology from 2003 to 2017. Previously at the forefront in HIV/AIDS research and treatment, Abrams completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona in 2004 and subsequently stepped down from HIV practice to devote more time to integrative oncology.

He co-edited the textbook Integrative Oncology, published by Oxford University Press, with Dr. Andrew Weil. In 2010, Abrams served as president of the Society for Integrative Oncology.

Presenter

Donald Abrams, MD

Immediate Past Chief, Hematology-Oncology, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, Integrative Oncology UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Course Overview

Released: 10/31/18
Expires: 10/31/21
Duration: 49:27
Level: Level 2
Available Credit: 1.0 CPEU
Learning Need Codes: 5150; 5420; 4030; 2070
Performance Indicators 8.3.6; 8.3.7

*This course has been approved for continuing education for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

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