Advances in Oncology


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Cancer care is an exciting and rapidly advanced field in natural medicine. To provide you with the latest in natural oncology we have developed a new webinar series with the leaders in this field sharing their most recent thoughts, protocols and research updates.

We have a vast range of remedies and techniques that we can apply in natural medicine and many of these are useful in oncology. In this series, we investigate some very interesting and potentially potent therapies. If you have discounted cancer care in your practice in the past, or put it in the too-hard basket, then this series is also for you.

Dr Janet Schloss opens with a thorough discussion on diets. There are many dietary options available and also many diet theories. Some of these don’t measure up and some are highly valuable. Janet shares the latest on the potential of specific foods, supplements and dietary modifications and how they affect tumour incidence and treatment.

Fever therapy has potent effects on immune activity and can enhance many treatments. Dr Gurdev Parmar’s first presentation for us delves into this novel and impressive therapy. There is substantial support for fever therapy for a variety of common conditions and it is especially useful in oncology.

Lise Alschuler returns with another oncology topic that investigates the nutritional opportunities to reduce the risk of specific tumours. She will discuss nutritional preventive options for several cancers including colorectal, breast, lung and prostate cancer.

Tina Kaczor will address the very interesting role of alkalinity in metabolic function with a specific focus on cancer. She will review pH physiology and how acidity can benefit the tumour. This area is receiving research attention and Tina will share some ‘buffer therapy’ options.

Dr Sasha Winters is a new presenter for us and will cover a hot topic in oncology right now. Off-label drugs are well worth considering in many tumours and in many cases are achieving outstanding results.

As usual, all of the presenters in this live webinar series are specialists and expert in their fields. This advances series will give you a novel and potentially highly effective options in your patient care.


  • Learn how your patient’s acid/base balance affects their tumour progression
  • Understand the link between your patient’s diet and their risk to the common tumours
  • Discover how to use fever therapy effectively and safely in the clinical care of a wide range of conditions
  • Learn how off-label drugs are being used in cancer care
  • Have a new set of strategies for your patients that have cancer and also develop a plan to reduce risk


  • Clear protocol explanations
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to audio and video recordings
  • A PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Your exclusive invitation to our alumni hub to ask questions


WEBINAR ONE: Understanding the Biochemistry of Cancer in relation to Diets with Janet Schloss.pdf

Presenter: Janet Schloss

  • There is a lot of information pertaining to the idea that “sugar feeds cancer” and that you can starve a cancer with diet, however, every cancer acts differently
  • Discussion on the biochemistry of different types cancers e.g., aggressive, fast growing, slow growing, indolent, and how they function, what do they use as their energy source and what diets maybe best implemented for these various types.
  • Discussion on fasting and cancer

WEBINAR TWO: From Fever to Modern-Day Immunotherapy

Presenter: Gurdev Parmar

  • The biological history of fever – Evolutionary basis
  • The medical history of fever – What do we know from the past?
  • Fever and infections – What is going on here?
  • The science of fever – What exactly happens in the body?
  • Fever and cancer – The Science behind fever therapy
  • Modern-day immunotherapy – Where are we going?
  • An immunotherapy ToolKit – What can we do Today

WEBINAR THREE: Nutritional Cancer Risk Reduction

Presenter: Lise Alschuler

  • Describe carcinogenesis and cancer metabolism as a conceptual framework for the integrative approach to cancer
  • Generate dietary recommendations for individuals trying to reduce their risk of cancer or cancer recurrence based on:
    • Epidemiological and prospective data on nutrition and cancer overall
    • Dietary impacts on specific cancer types: colorectal, breast, lung and prostate
  • Identify specific dietary supplements with evidence of benefit for colorectal, breast, lung and prostate cancer risk reduction

WEBINAR FOUR: Off-label Drugs

Presenter: Nasha Winters

  • History and application of off-label drugs (and specific to oncology)
  • How to determine when they are appropriate
  • Typical targets
  • Natural therapies that offer similar mechanism of action

WEBINAR FIVE: Alkalinity and Cancer: A Modern Perspective

Presenter: Tina Kaczor

  • Review acid/base control
  • Explain the historical context of the original acid/alkaline diet
  • Review normal pH physiology and how tumours deviate from normal
  • Describe how extracellular matrix acidity is advantageous to tumours
  • Define and expand upon the concept of “Buffer Therapy”
  • Provide clinical trials that have used alkalinity as part of their therapy


dr-Tina-KaczorDr Tina Kaczor ND, FABNO is a naturopathic physician with board certification in naturopathic oncology. After graduating from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 2000, she completed a 2-year clinical residency in integrative oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is well versed in conventional cancer care and this allows her to safely integrate natural therapies that complement the conventional treatments. Dr Kaczor’s ability to integrate conventional and natural therapies stem from her strong background and continuing education in the field of oncology and molecular biology.

She graduated magna cum laude from SUNY-Buffalo with dual undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and English. While at SUNY, her hands-on molecular biology work resulted in a publication in the journal Plant Physiology. Currently, her professional focus is understanding the molecular environment of cancerous growth with the aim of altering the environment in such a way that the cancer is unable to thrive.

Dr Kaczor was formerly adjunct faculty at National College of Natural Medicine, overseeing students on a dedicated oncology clinic shift at the NCNM Health Clinic in Portland, Oregon. She is senior medical editor of the peer-reviewed Natural Medicine Journal, the official publication of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

dr-lise-alschulerDr Lise Alschuler ND, FABNO is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology. She graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in medical anthropology and received a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in 1994.

Dr Alschuler is board certified in naturopathic oncology and has been a practicing naturopathic physician since 1994. She is past President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently serves as a Director on both the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology and the Naturopathic Post-Graduation Association.

Dr Alschuler works as an independent consultant in the area of practitioner and consumer health education. She also oversees the Quality Program for one of the largest nutritional supplement distributors in the US. Previously, she was the Department Head of Naturopathic Medicine at Midwestern Regional Medical Center – Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Prior to that, she was the Clinic Medical Director and Botanical Medicine Chair at Bastyr University Natural Health Clinic, as well as a faculty member at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr Alschuler is the co-author of The Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Healing, now in its 3rd edition (Random House, 2010), and Five To Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan (AIM Publishers, 2011). She co-created, a website dedicated to providing information about integrative cancer prevention and treatment, and she co-hosts a radio show, Five To Thrive Live! on about living healthier lives in the face of cancer. She also makes regular media appearances and has received professional recognition and awards for her work in integrative medicine.

Dr Nasha Winters ND, FABNO, L.Ac, Dipl.OM is board certified and licensed in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico 2000, her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona in 2003. She received her FABNO (Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology), an honour less than 100 have obtained in North America to date) in 2013.

Dr Winters is a global healthcare authority and best-selling author in integrative cancer care and research consulting with physicians around the world. She has educated hundreds of professionals in the clinical use of mistletoe and has created robust educational programs for both healthcare institutions and the public on incorporating vetted integrative therapies in cancer care to enhance outcomes.

Dr Winters is currently focused on opening a comprehensive metabolic oncology hospital and research institute in the US where the best that standard of care has to offer and the most advanced integrative therapies will be offered. This facility will be in a residential setting on a gorgeous campus against a backdrop of regenerative farming, electromagnetic field radiation mitigation and retreat.

Dr Gurdev Parmar ND, FABNO is co-founder and medical director of the largest naturopathic health care facility in Canada, the Integrated Health Clinic (IHC). He is licensed in both British Columbia, Canada and Washington State, USA. IHC was chosen as one of seven original clinics to participate in the Canadian and U.S. Integrative Oncology Study, an ongoing, multi-clinic, prospective trial. Dr Parmar has also completed an eight-year retrospective study on his treatment approach, which has been presented internationally and has recently been published by Cambridge Scholars.

Dr Parmar is residency director and primary teaching supervisor of a naturopathic oncology residency at IHC, a CNME-approved post-doctoral training facility for Bastyr University. Dr Parmar established locoregional hyperthermia treatment in Canada in 2009, and in 2018, he was nominated President of the International Clinical Hyperthermia Society (ICHS). He has served on numerous boards over the years, including an appointment to the OncANP Delphi Panel which has begun building consensus statements for the naturopathic oncology field, the first of which was published in Integrative Cancer Therapies.

Dr Parmar writes and lectures internationally on a wide variety of topics, including clinical hyperthermia, the tumour microenvironment, and integrative cancer care. He has served on the editorial board of several medical journals and is the Lead Author and Editor-in-Chief of the Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology: A Desktop Guide of Integrative Cancer Care, as well as the Pearlz Clinical eBook Series.

Janet Schloss PhD, PG cert Clin Nut, AdDip HS, Dip Nut, Dip HM, BARM is a naturopath and nutritionist in Brisbane, Australia who has been in private practice for over 15 years. Janet completed her doctorate at the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland through the Princess Alexandra Hospital. She has also lectured in naturopathy at the Endeavour College and has recently returned there.

Janet’s main specialty is with naturopathy and people who have cancer and chronic diseases, especially those going through traditional treatment. As such, she works with a number of oncologists and surgeons as the Nutritionist for their cancer patients.

Janet has long been involved in research of cancer and nutrition, particularly for individuals going through chemotherapy and radiation. She has also worked extensively with clients after their cancer treatment to help with means of reducing the likelihood of metastasis and tumour growth.

As a naturopath, Janet assisted Henry Osiecki in the writing of the book “Cancer a biochemical and nutritional approach”- Edition 1 & 2 (2002 and 2003). She has also written the cancer chapter of “Clinical Naturopathy” by Sarris and Wardle, in addition to numerous other publications. Janet also works with such organisations as the Kim Walters Choice program and the Queensland Cancer Council to give nutritional seminars and advice.

In addition to her naturopathy and nutrition work with cancer patients, Janet has extensive experience in working with people dealing with stress and anxiety-related problems such as insomnia, tiredness and digestive disorders. She also has extensive naturopathy and nutrition experience with people who have autoimmune diseases and chronic illnesses.


Research on natural medicine is increasing fast. You will get the very latest research and practical direction in assisting the large number of patients seeking natural health care. With every course, you receive the links to all papers referenced.


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