THE NATURAL ONCOLOGY MASTERCLASS TWO
8 Module Online Webinar Series
This is an extension the very successful Natural Oncology Masterclass ONE and focuses specifically on the most common tumours with dedicated sessions on;
- Breast Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Luekaemia, lymphoma and myeloma
- Colon Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Brain cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
Note: The Natural Oncology Masterclass I is NOT a prerequisite for Masterclass II, they are separate independent programs together comprehensively covering the largest causes of death in the world today.
This course aims to give you clear strategies for the most common cancers we see today. We have more people being diagnosed with cancer, more people being treated for cancer, and more people exiting conventional medical care at risk of recurrence. At each of these three phases we need clear, evidence based strategies to help people naturally. There is a considerable amount of holistic support available that you can provide to those in need.
- A very large proportion of cancer is preventable.
- Patients receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy benefit tremendously from appropriate natural care.
- Patients that have had a cancer may get it back. How will you help them?
You don’t want to miss the many opportunities to help them. You can partner with their specialists to provide high-level, carefully considered, natural cancer care.
THIS MASTERCLASS IS PRESENTED BY
Dr Lise Alschuler ND, FABNO
Dr Tina Kaczor ND, FABNO
Dr Paul Reilly ND, FABNO, LAc
Dr Michael Traub ND, DHANP, CCH, FABNO
Dr Geo Espinosa ND, FABNO
See the full presenters bios below.
YOU WILL COVER
The Natural Oncology Masterclass takes your care to the next level helping you provide personalised natural cancer care. The effective strategies you will learn will give you the confidence and direction to;
- Prevent primary cancers
- Optimise medical care
- Prevent recurrence.
Don’t miss out on the most comprehensive, clinically focussed program available to deliberately increase your skill base. Without this knowledge, your patients are missing out on quality cancer care. They are counting on you. Where else can they turn to for reliable, safe integrative cancer support?
One in eight women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis. It is the most feared cancer in women and the majority utilise dietary supplements and other natural therapies throughout the continuum of their care. The case management provided by the integrative and natural healthcare practitioner is of critical importance to the survival and well-being of the patient.
This presentation will outline the guideposts of this management. Specific discussion will include the use of biomarkers and hormonal analysis to establish the extent of disease as well as to identify contributory components of the bodily terrain. This seminar will focus on evidence-based nutritional and herbal therapies used in the prevention and management of breast cancer.
Please also note that the complimentary class Integrative Strategies for Supporting Patients with Breast Cancer with Dr Lise Alschuler IS a prerequisite for this course. Register for this free class now.
Prostate cancer is second to skin cancer as the most common cancer among men. Approximately 32,000 men die of prostate cancer a year. Most diagnosed prostate cancer patients require no treatment, therefore, active surveillance has proven to be an option for men with low-risk disease. Furthermore, PSA testing has been a controversial biomarker for prostate cancer. The US Preventive Task Force has proposed against the use of PSA for prostate cancer screening. Current data suggest lifestyle practices can be effective in halting progression.
Nutritionally, there is confusion with what works best for prostate cancer. For example, soy may have some benefit but too much maybe counterproductive. Red meats may not be as harmful as once thought, however, processed meats may increase the risk. Several dietary supplements are protective. Lastly, oestrogenic metabolites, not testosterone, may play a major role in prostate cancer.
Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma
Our understanding and also the medical treatment of the ‘liquid’ cancers has changed considerably over the last decade. Several of the previously fatal Chambers now have a very good prognostic outcome with conventional treatment and the benefits of an integrative approach are substantial.
Melanoma is curable when detected early yet has a dismal prognosis when metastatic. Delegates will learn how to identify suspicious lesions and how to use state of the art technology to assess whether a pigmented lesion should be biopsied. Melanoma is a preventable cancer – delegates will learn what strategies are most effective for prevention and prevention of recurrence.
Conventional treatment of metastatic melanoma is generally poorly tolerated and minimally effective, despite some recent advances. Delegates will learn the current conventional guidelines for treatment. Naturopathic approaches to metastatic melanoma are well tolerated and may be as effective as conventional treatment. The bulk of the presentation will focus on the evidence behind these approaches.
Colon cancer is a highly preventable tumour but has poor prognosis when metastatic. It is the second largest cause of cancer death and has well elaborated risk factors. Medical treatments of colon cancer have progressed quickly but require careful integration with conventional care. A substantial amount of evidence supports natural strategies for effective primary prevention, reduction of complications, and also prevention of recurrence.
It is the second largest cause of cancer death and there is approximately a 5% chance of developing colorectal cancer over one’s lifetime, with some people harbouring much higher risk. Who is at highest risk, how to recognise the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer and proper screening will be reviewed.
The evolution of colorectal cancer at the microbiome/luminal interface of the colon will be discussed with a particular emphasis on measures to optimise the health of the mucosa and microbiome. Lastly, attendees will familiarize themselves with specific natural agents that have evidence of lowering the risk of developing colorectal.
Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer. Non-small cell and small cell lung cancers will be overviewed from an aetiologic, symptom, and diagnostic perspective. Conventional treatment of lung cancer will be presented with an emphasis on targeted biologic therapies.
Almost half of all people diagnosed with lung cancer use complementary natural therapies. Integrative management considerations will be summarised with an emphasis on diet and dietary supplements.
The incidence of pancreatic cancer is rising sharply. This cancer is highly aggressive and deadly with a 5-year survival rate of only 6%. This course will review the risk factors and unique pathological characteristics of pancreatic cancer. Conventional management treatments and investigational agents will be reviewed. Natural lifestyle and supplement interventions specific to pancreatic cancer will be presented.
The majority of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer experience repeated recurrences necessitating on-going standard conventional treatment as well as treatments under clinical trial. Obtaining objective disease response while optimizing quality of life is a persistent dual challenge facing women diagnosed with this chronic disease.
Proactive naturopathic strategies offer the opportunity for increased survival and quality of life for those diagnosed with ovarian cancer. This presentation will explore various evidence-based natural and integrative approaches for ovarian cancer co-management and reduction of recurrence risk.
Each session is 90 minutes: 75 minutes presentation + 15 minutes Q&A.
SESSION ONE – Topic: Prostate
Presenter: Dr Geo Espinosa
- Proper evaluation of prostate cancer patient
- PSA controversy and how it is best used
- Recognize how and when integrative practitioner should refer to urologist or oncologist
- Evidence on prostate cancer care
- Develop organized and customized treatment plan for different stages of prostate cancer
SESSION TWO – Topic: Leukaemias, Lymphomas and Myelomas
Presenter: Dr Paul Reilly
- Ready reference and understanding of haematologic malignancy
- Understand which disease entities are amenable to integrative therapy and which are less so
- Pathways for controlling disease processes
- Safe integrative therapies for common conventional treatments
- Long-term management of patients with haematologic malignancies
SESSION THREE – Topic: Melanoma
Presenter: Dr Michael Traub
- Risk factors
- Identify suspicious lesions and use state of the art assessment technology
- Types of melanoma
- Current conventional guidelines for treatment
- Naturopathic approaches to melanoma care
- Improve tolerance of conventional melanoma care
SESSION FOUR – Topic: Colon Cancer
Presenters: Dr Tina Kaczor
- Current incidence/mortality of colorectal cancer (CRC)
- Pathophysiology of CRC development
- How/why screening is paramount
- Risk factors- both modifiable and non-modifiable
- Modifiable steps to reducing the risk of developing CRC
- Nutritional supplements that may affect risk reduction
SESSION FIVE – Topic: Lung Cancer
Presenter: Dr Lise Alschuler
- Aetiology, symptoms, and diagnostic perspectives of non small cell and small cell lung cancers
- Conventional treatments with emphasis on targeted biologic therapies
- Integrative management considerations with an emphasis on diet and dietary supplements.
SESSION SIX – Topic: Brain Cancers
Presenter: Dr Tina Kaczor
- Recognize signs/symptoms of space occupying lesions
- Unique metabolic changes in primary brain tumours that may be exploited for limiting growth
- Theory of ketogenic, calorie restricted diet for brain tumour management
- Introduce possibility that aetiology for some primary brain tumours is viral
- Natural therapies that may be indicated for symptom or growth control
SESSION SEVEN – Topic: Pancreatic Cancer
Presenter: Dr Lise Alschuler
- Risk factors and unique pathological characteristics of pancreatic cancer.
- Conventional management treatments and investigational agents
- Natural lifestyle and supplement interventions specific to pancreatic cancer
SESSION EIGHT – Topic: Ovarian Cancer
Presenter: Dr Lise Alschuler
- Naturopathic strategies to increase survival and quality of life
- Evidence-based natural and integrative approaches for ovarian cancer co-management and reduction of recurrence risk
Dr Paul Reilly ND, FABNO, LAc
Dr. Paul Reilly is a naturopathic physician and a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). After graduating with high honours from Rutgers University in New Jersey, Dr. Reilly earned a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University in Seattle in 1985. In 1995, Reilly earned a master’s degree in acupuncture. He currently holds national accreditation as a licensed acupuncturist. Dr. Reilly was previously clinic director for his family-oriented private practice, focusing on preventive medicine, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, and oriental medicine therapeutics. He has been a tireless advocate of combining the best of modern scientific therapeutics with traditional therapies that have endured the test of time.
In addition he is a part-time faculty member at Bastyr University, and has served on the Board of Directors for both the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP) and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), where he also served as chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Board of the AANP. Dr. Reilly has been a frequent contributor to professional journals, is coauthor of the book How to Prevent and Treat Cancer With Natural Medicine, published by Riverhead Books, and recently authored the chapter on integrated oncology care in The Textbook of Natural Medicine.
Dr Geo Espinosa, ND, FABNO
Geo Espinosa, N.D., L.Ac, C.N.S., is a recognised authority in the co-management of benign and malignant prostate conditions with natural and lifestyle interventions. Dr. Geo is the founder and director of the Integrative Urology Center at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), a centre of excellence in research and integrative treatments for urologic conditions. Dr. Geo is an avid writer in medical journals, academic book chapters, and is currently working on his book on integrative management of prostate cancer.
Dr. Geo lectures internationally on the application of integrative management of urological and prostate conditions and is the developer of the CaPLESS Wellness Method , a science-based lifestyle for men with prostate cancer. On his time off he takes joy in writing on his blog, DrGeo.com, participates in athletic activities and enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.
Dr Lise Alschuler ND, FABNO
Dr Lise Alschuler 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 FiveToThrivePlan.com, a website dedicated to providing information about integrative cancer prevention and treatment, and she co-hosts a radio show, Five To Thrive Live! on www.w4CS.com 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. www.drlise.net
Dr Michael Traub ND, DHANP, CCH, FABNO
Dr Michael Traub was the first naturopathic physician in contemporary times to be appointed to a hospital staff: North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH). He served as chairman of the Integrated Healing Committee from the opening of the hospital in 1996 until 2001, and succeeded in gaining approval for the natural medicine formulary in the hospital, including botanical, nutritional and homeopathic medicines. In 1998 he developed the Hawaii Residency Training Program and continues to serve as the Residency Program Director. He has conducted numerous research projects including a pilot study on integrative treatment for breast cancer.
From 2001-2003, Dr Traub served as President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). In 2006, he was honored by the AANP as “Physician of the Year.”
Throughout his career, Dr Traub has held numerous leadership positions within the naturopathic profession, from chairman of the Hawaii Board of Naturopathic Medicine to president of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. He also served as president of the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners. Dr Traub continues to serve on boards and committees of various professional healthcare organizations.
He has been invited to make presentations at numerous medical conferences, including the 1999 International Conference on HIV/AIDS in Paris. He is the author of “Essentials of Dermatological Diagnosis and Integrative Therapeutics”. He is a member of the Board of the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium and was co-author of the “Final Report of the National Policy Dialogue to Advance Integrated Health Care: Finding Common Ground, 2001-2002” and “The Affordable Care Act and Beyond: A Stakeholder’s Conference on Integrated Health Care Reform, 2010.”
Since 1986, Dr Traub has been director of an integrative health care center (Ho‘o Lokahi) in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at National College of Natural Medicine and the University of Minnesota. michaeltraubnd.com
Dr Tina Kaczor ND, FABNO
Dr Tina Kaczor is a naturopathic physician with board certification in naturopathic oncology. After graduating from 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 stems 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.
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