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Fasting and chemotherapy

Meat consumption and breast cancer risk

 In a recent study published in the BMJ researchers estimate  that red meat incr...

Lack of sleep and breast cancer

A new study reveals that women who regularly worked night shift were more likely to develo...

Soy might reduce lung cancer risk

In a recent  large-scale, population-based, prospective study in Japan, isoflavone&nb...

Acupuncture in cancer care

Acupuncture is becoming a respected treatment modality in cancer care. According to the Ce...

Stress reduction can affect genes

Chronic threat and anxiety are associated with pro-inflamm...

The Value of Presence

Suffering is not a question wh...

Fish oil and breast cancer

In a prospective study with 35,016  postmenopausal women, ages 50 to 76 years, who we...

Acupuncture helpful in cancer related fatigue

Integrating Dietary Supplements into Cancer Care

In a recent meta-analysis res...

Acupuncture and arthralgia due to aromatase inhibi

 A new study reviews the latest information on the use of acupuncture in cancer...

Nutrition and reduced risk of breast cancer
In 2007 the
Acupuncture is helpful with hot flushe in patients
Hot flushes are common adverse effects of antiestrogen hormone treatment in conventional...
Protective effects of control beliefs
A  longitudinal study that included 3,626 community-residing adults, aged 32 to 84,...
Does diet affect colorectal cancer?
The most comprehensive and authoritative report on colorectal cancer risk ever published has ...
Ginseng eases cancer related fatigue
In a recent study with breast cancer patients, the herb ginseng appeared to significantly red...
Chemobrain and complementary therapies

The American Cancer Society (ACS) convened a group of
experts in nu...

Mindfulness and stress in cancer
In a study done in Canada with patients affected by cancer A small, preliminary study finds that
Qigong, cognitive function and quality of life
In a study done in Australia  cancer patients that were introduced to medical QiGon...
Phone consultation is helpful in managing symptoms

Many cancer patients suffer from multiple symptoms including undetected, undertreated canc...

Soy might reduce breast cancer risk for recurrence
A large, population-based cohort study of 5042 female breast cancer survivors in China r...
Do cancer survivors use CAM?

A recent analysis of the 2007 National Health Interview Survey revealed tha...

Rye and breast cancer
The fibre through its effect on fermentation increases esterification of bile acids reducing ...
Mindfulness in cancer care

Mindfulness techniques appear to be effective in helping patients cope with pain, disabili...

Omega-3 Formulation Has Antineoplastic Activity

 -An enteric-coated formulation of the omega-3 free fatty acid form of eicosapentaeno...

Long term effects of acupuncture on hot flushes
A study that was done 2 years after having acupuncture treatment for hot flashes in pati...
Guidelines for Integrative Oncology

The Society of Integrative Oncology( SIO) published new guideline...

Is sugar and soft drinks good for you?
A new study reveals that consumption of more than 2 soft drinks a week increases the risk for...
Broccoli and bladder cancer

Nutrition in the prevention of colorectal cancer
In a review article on prevention of colorectal cancer  several studies have shown that ...
Managing Radiation Therapy Side effects
Complementary therapies may reduce possible symptom burdens caused by conventional cancer tre...
Integrative Medicine in cancer care
About Us

Moshe Frenkel MD  is the founder and  director of Integrative Oncology Consultants. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch and board-certified family physician with extensive experience in complementary and integrative medicine.

 In addition, he is the former chair of the Clinical Practice Committee of the Society of Integrative Oncology  and is faculty of the Center for Mind Body Medicine.


Prior to directing Integrative Oncology Consultants, Dr. Frenkel was the medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas. Dr. Frenkel founded the first Integrative Medicine clinic in this center. The clinic  provides consultations to patients touched by cancer on the best way to integrate complementary and integrative medicine to their care.


Dr. Frenkel is an internationally recognized expert in integrative oncology with multiple publications related to the best way to integrate integrative medicine into conventional care. He has published over 70 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and has coauthored chapters on Integrative Medicine in leading oncology textbooks.  

Dr. Frenkel received his medical degree in 1980 from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel, and received his diploma in family medicine from the Hebrew University, Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel. He completed a family practice residency at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Patchogue, N.Y., which was affiliated
with Stony Brook University. 

Prior to joining M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dr Frenkel was a faculty member at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He served there as a key contributor to a National Institutes of Health grant on integrating integrative medicine into the medical school curriculum,
as well as providing integrative medicine  consultations to patients and families.


Since 2011 he directs an integrative oncology service in The Institute of Oncology in Meir Medical Center in Israel. .


In addition consults   institutions that have interest in developing integrative oncology service in their location.

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