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28/11/2014
Fasting and chemotherapy

20/06/2014
Meat consumption and breast cancer risk

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

02/06/2014
Lack of sleep and breast cancer

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

27/05/2014
Soy might reduce lung cancer risk

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

12/05/2014
Acupuncture in cancer care

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

01/05/2014
Stress reduction can affect genes



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

21/04/2014
The Value of Presence

Suffering is not a question wh...

19/04/2014
Fish oil and breast cancer

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

19/04/2014
Acupuncture helpful in cancer related fatigue


01/01/2014
Integrating Dietary Supplements into Cancer Care


In a recent meta-analysis res...

20/12/2013
Acupuncture and arthralgia due to aromatase inhibi

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

07/05/2013
Nutrition and reduced risk of breast cancer
In 2007 the
15/12/2012
Acupuncture is helpful with hot flushe in patients
Hot flushes are common adverse effects of antiestrogen hormone treatment in conventional...
30/11/2012
Protective effects of control beliefs
A  longitudinal study that included 3,626 community-residing adults, aged 32 to 84,...
30/11/2012
Does diet affect colorectal cancer?
The most comprehensive and authoritative report on colorectal cancer risk ever published has ...
06/11/2012
Ginseng eases cancer related fatigue
In a recent study with breast cancer patients, the herb ginseng appeared to significantly red...
09/08/2012
Chemobrain and complementary therapies

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

15/04/2012
Mindfulness and stress in cancer
In a study done in Canada with patients affected by cancer A small, preliminary study finds that
28/09/2011
Qigong, cognitive function and quality of life
In a study done in Australia  cancer patients that were introduced to medical QiGon...
29/08/2011
Phone consultation is helpful in managing symptoms

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

18/08/2011
Soy might reduce breast cancer risk for recurrence
A large, population-based cohort study of 5042 female breast cancer survivors in China r...
06/06/2011
Do cancer survivors use CAM?

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

24/04/2011
Rye and breast cancer
The fibre through its effect on fermentation increases esterification of bile acids reducing ...
21/04/2011
Mindfulness in cancer care

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

13/04/2011
Omega-3 Formulation Has Antineoplastic Activity

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

31/03/2011
Long term effects of acupuncture on hot flushes
A study that was done 2 years after having acupuncture treatment for hot flashes in pati...
07/01/2011
Guidelines for Integrative Oncology

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

28/07/2010
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...
25/07/2010
Broccoli and bladder cancer

17/07/2010
Nutrition in the prevention of colorectal cancer
In a review article on prevention of colorectal cancer  several studies have shown that ...
15/07/2010
Managing Radiation Therapy Side effects
Complementary therapies may reduce possible symptom burdens caused by conventional cancer tre...
18/03/2010
Integrative Medicine in cancer care
Publications /Press

Recent Publications related to Oncology

 

Guidelines for Integrative Oncology 2009 
Journal of the Society of Integrative Oncology September  2009

 

Integrative Oncology 
Hematology Oncology Clinics of North America August 2008-
The whole issue dedicated to Integrative Oncology

 

 Integrative Oncology Service in a large cancer center  
Hematology Oncology Clinics of North America August 2008

 
Clinical Consultation in Integrative Oncology  
Journal of the Society of Integrative Oncology Summer  2008

 

Nutritional Supplements in Cancer Care
South Med J. 2005


 Massage Therapy
   
J Altern Complement Med. 2008

Music Therapy
Journal of the Society of Integrative Oncology Spring  2008

 

Credentialing Complementary Practitioners in a Large Cancer Center
Journal of the Society of Integrative Oncology Fall 2008

 

Complementary Therapies in Palliative Care   
European Journal of Palliative Care Part 1 Sep-Oct 2008, Part 2 Nov- Dec 2008

 

Teaching Complementary Medicine in an Oncology Department   
Journal of Cancer Education 2008
 

 

An Approach to Teaching Physicians about Complementary Medicine in the Treatment of Cancer 
Integrative Cancer Therapies.2004

 

 Effect of homeopathic remedies on breast cancer cells   
International Journal of Oncology 2010

 

Integrative medicine options during radiation therapy
Journal of the Society of Integrative Oncology.  2010

Homeopathy in Cancer Care
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 2010

Interactions of chemotherapy with nutritional supplements
Journal of the Society of Integrative Oncology  2010

Integrating Dietary Supplements in Cancer Care
Integrative Cancer Therapies 2013

Integrative Oncology and Exceptional Patients

Cancer Strategies Journal Spring 2013

 

Refusing Treatment

The Oncologist 2013

 

Integrating Nutritional Supplements in Oncology

Current oncology Reports 2014 

 

 Book Chapters

Frenkel M, Ben Arye E. Communicating with patients about the use of complementary and integrative medicine in cancer care.
 in L. Cohen , M. Markman (eds) Integrative Oncology: Incorporating Complementary Medicine into Conventional care. 2008. Humana Press, Totwa, NJ.

Basch , Ullbright C, Cohen L, Frenkel M. Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care. In DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology (Cancer: Principles & Practice (DeVita)(2 Vol.) 8 Edition 2008. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA

Cohen L, Russell N, Biegler K, Frenkel M,Integrative Oncology In Holland JC, Psycho-oncology, Second Edition 2010, Oxford University Press New York NY.

Cohen L, Russell N, Garcia K, Frenkel M The Role of Integrative Oncology in Cancer Care
In Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine
, 8th Edition 2010 by Waun Ki Hong, Donald W. Kufe, and
Robert C. Bast PMPH USA. 


Ben Arye E, Norton D, Frenkel M. Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Nutrition and Cancer Care. In Del Fabrio E, Bruera E. "Nutrition and Cancer" Oxford University Press New York NY
Sept 2010.

Frenkel M.  Lung Cancer and Integrative Medicine. In Abrams DL, Weil A. "Integrative Oncology " Second edition Oxford University Press New York NY Oct 2014

Books 

Homeopathy for The Home and The Family, Jerusalem: Keter Publishing House, 1996.

 Migraine: A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Treatment, The Natural Way. As part of a series of books on natural medicine for the lay public. Medical Editor. Jerusalem: Keter Publishing House , 1997. 

Colds and Flu: A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Treatment, The Natural Way. As part of a series of books on natural medicine for the lay public. Medical Editor. Jerusalem: Keter Publishing House, 1997.

 Back Pain: A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Treatment, The Natural Way. As part of a series of books on natural medicine for the lay public. Medical Editor. Jerusalem: Keter Publishing House, 1997.

 
Homeopathy The Complete Guide. Medical Editor. Jerusalem: Keter Publishing House, 1998.

 
Brain Longevity. Medical Editor. Jerusalem: Keter Publishing House, 1996.


Research and Special Projects

Exceptional Patient study
 
CAM in Cuba

Effects of homeopathic remedies on breast cancer cells

Educating CAM Practitioners about Integrative Medicine

Educating physicians about integrative Medicine in Cancer care

Integrating CAM into the medical school curriculum

Media

Brazil - Discussion on CAM use in cancer care (in Portuguese)

India - Developing research on breast cancer and homeopathy

Brazil -
Discussion on Integrative Medicine in Oncology (in Portuguese)

 Supportive care Presentation in Alber Einstein San Paulo Brazil 

New Zealand -
Discussion on CAM

US -
Complementary Treatments for Cancer

US –
Ralph Moss report on integrative oncology facilities in Houston

US -
Dietary Supplements Should Spur Doctor-Patient Discussions

US - A 5-step combo to prevent and recover from cancer

  (Youtube) US- Communication issues related to CAM and cancer care

Publications 
  

1. Frenkel M. Acute Otitis Media. Postgraduate Medicine, October, 1987;82(5):84-86
2. Frenkel M. Believing The Unbelievable. Southern Medical Journal, September, 1989;82:1195-1196.
3. Frenkel M, Lyons L. Spontaneous Pneumomediastium. Postgraduate Medicine, January, 1991;89(1):257-259.
4. Frenkel M. Non-hormonal treatment alternatives during menopause and beyond.
Harefuah Journal of the Israel Medical Association, January 15, 1999;136(2):144-148.
5. Frenkel M, Ben-Arye E. The Growing Need to Teach about Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Questions and Challenges. Academic Medicine, March, 2001;76(3):251-254.
6. Ben-Arye E, Frenkel M. Between metaphor and certainty: Teaching an introductory course in complementary medicine. Harefuah Journal of the Israel Medical Association,. 2001;140(9): 855-859.
7. Frenkel M, Hermoni D. Effects of homeopathic intervention on medication consumption in atopic and allergic disorders. Altern Ther Health Med. 2002;8(1):76-79.
8. Frenkel M, Frenkel J. Oculomotor nerve palsy treated with acupuncture: A case report. Altern Ther Health Med. Mar-Apr. 2002;8(2),118-120.
9. Frenkel M, Ben-Arye E. Complementary and alternative medicine and the need for evidence-based criticism - Special theme commentary , Academic Medicine. September 2002;77(9):870-871.
10. Frenkel M, Ben-Arye E. Nutritional supplements and cancer, Harefuah Journal of
the Israel Medical Association, October, 2002; 141(10) 893-897.
11. Frenkel M, Borkan JM. An Approach for Integrating Complementary-Alternative
medicine into primary care. Fam Pract. Jun 2003;20(3):324-332..
12. Ben-Arye E, Ziv M., Frenkel M., Lavi I, Rosenman D., Complementary Medicine and
Psoriasis: Linking the Patient’s Outlook with Evidence Based Medicine.
Journal of Dermatology, (207), 302-307; 2003.
13. Ben-Arye E, Frenkel M*, Margalit R. Approaching Complementary and Alternative
Medicine Use in Patients with Cancer Questions and Challenges.
Journal of Ambulatory Care Manage, Jan 2004, 27 (1) 2-11.
( *Corresponding Author)
14. Ben Arye E, Frenkel M. Doctor, patient and cancer in the encounter of
complementary and conventional medicine.
Israel Journal of Family Practice March 2004 Vol 14 No. 114 pg 10-16.
15. Ben Arye E, Frenkel M*. An Approach to Teaching Physicians about Complementary
Medicine in the Treatment of Cancer. Integrative Cancer Therapies.
Integr Cancer Ther. 2004 Sep;3(3):208-213. (* Corresponding Author)
16. Frenkel M, Ben Arye E, Hermoni D. An Approach to Educating Family Practice
Residents and Family Physicians about Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Complementary Therapies in Medicine. Volume 12, Issues 2-3 , June-September 2004,
Pages 118-125.
17. Ben Arye E , Frenkel M, Ziv M. An Approach to Teaching Dermatologists about
Complementary Medicine . Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Oct 2004, Vol. 10, No. 5 pg 899-904.
18. Frenkel M, BenArye E, Baldwin CD, Sierpina V. Approach to communicating with
patients about the use of nutritional supplements in cancer care.
South Med J. 2005 Mar; 98(3):289-94.
19. Sierpina VS, Frenkel M. Acupuncture: a clinical review.
South Med J. 2005 Mar;98(3):330-7.
20. Ben-Arye E, Bar-Sela G, Frenkel M, Kuten A, Hermoni D. Is A Bio-Psycho-Social-
Spiritual Approach Relevant to Cancer Treatment? A Study of Patients and Oncology
Staff Members on Issues of Complementary Medicine and Spirituality.
Support Care Cancer. 2006 Feb;14(2):147-52. Epub 2005 Aug 16.
21. Ben Arye E, Frenkel M, Hermoni D. An approach to teaching primary care physicians
how to integrate complementary medicine into their daily practices: a pilot study.
J Altern Complement Med. 2006 Jan-Feb;12(1):79-83.
22. Ben Arye E, Gamus D, Frenkel M, Hermoni D. Complementary medicine research in
Israel between the years 1994-2004. Harefuah- Israel Medical Association Journal.
2006 Jun;145(6):441-5, 469.
23. Frenkel M. Integrating Complementary and Integrative Medicine into Primary Care .
Texas Family Physician. Oct 2006 Vol 97 (4):36-7.
24. Applebaum D, Kliegler B, Frenkel M, Barrett B, et al Natural and Traditional Medicine
in CUBA: Lessons for Medical Education in the U.S. Academic Medicine
2006 Dec;81(12):1098-1103.
25. Frenkel M, Frye A, Heliker D, Finkle T, Yzaguirre D, Bulik R, Sierpina V.
Lessons Learned from Complementary and Integrative Medicine Curriculum Change
in a Medical School. Med Educ. 2007 Feb;41(2):205-13.
26. Sierpina V, Bulik R, Frenkel M, Baldwin C, Gerik S, Walters D,
Creating Sustainable Curricular Change: Lessons Learned from an Alternative
Therapies Educational Initiative. Acad Med. 2007 Apr;82(4):341-350.
27. Ben-Arye E, Gamus D, Frenkel M, Hermoni D. Complementary medicine research in
primary care in Israel. The Israel Journal of Family Practice. 2007;17(134):12-16.
28. Frenkel M, BenArye E., Geva H, Klein A. Educating CAM Practitioners about
Integrative Medicine: An Approach to Overcoming the Communication Gap with
Conventional Healthcare Practitioners.
J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Apr;13(3):387-91.
29. Frenkel M. Complementary/Alternative Therapies for the treatment of breast cancer.
Commentary. Breast Diseases: A year Book Quarterly. July- Sept 2007.
Vol 18 No. 2 : 139-140.
30. Ben-Arye E, Shturman E, Klein A, Frenkel M. Attitudes of immigrants from the former
Soviet Union towards complementary medicine. Harefuah. 2007 Aug;146(8):584-8,
648, 647.
31. Sierpina VS, Schneeweiss R, Frenkel MA, Bulik R, Maypole J. Barriers, Strategies,
and Lessons Learned from Complementary and Alternative Medicine Curricular
Initiatives. Acad Med. 2007 Oct;82(10):946-950.
32. Nedrow AR, Heitkemper M, Frenkel M, Mann D, Wayne P, Hughes E.
Collaborations between Allopathic and Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Health Professionals: Four Initiatives. Acad Med. 2007 Oct;82(10):962-966.
33. Ben-Arye E, Scharf M, Frenkel M. How Should Complementary Practitioners and
Physicians Communicate? A Cross-Sectional Study from Israel.
J Am Board Fam Med Nov 2007 20(6):565-571
34. Ben-Arye E, Frenkel M, Bar-Sela G, Stashefsky Margalit R, Hermoni D, Kuten A.
Teaching complementary medicine at an academic oncology department.
Journal of Cancer Education, Volume 23, Issue 1 January 2008 , pages 46 – 50.
35. Ben-Arye E, Frenkel M. Klein A, Scharf M. Attitudes toward integration of complementary and alternative medicine in primary care: Perspectives of patients, physicians and complementary practitioners.
Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Mar;70(3):395-402.
36. Russell NC, Sumler SS, Beinhorn CM, Frenkel M*.
Role of Massage Therapy in Cancer Care. J Altern Complement Med.
2008 Mar ,14(2):209-14. (* Corresponding Author)
37. Ben-Arye E, Frenkel M. Referring to Complementary and Alternative Medicine-
a Possible Tool for Implementation.
Complement Ther Med. 2008 Dec;16(6):325-30. Epub 2008 Apr 18.
38. Frenkel M, Ben Arye E, Sierpina V. Integrating complementary and alternative medicine
into conventional primary care: The patient perspective.
Explore (NY). 2008 May-Jun;4(3):178-86.
39. Richardson M, Babiank A, Frenkel M*. Music Therapy in cancer care.
Journal of the Society of Integrative Oncology. 2008 Spring;6(2):76-81.
(* Corresponding Author)
40. Frenkel M. Components of a Successful Integrative Medicine Clinical Consultation
Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology. Vol6,No 3 (Summer), 2008:pp 129-133..
41. Baynham-Fletcher L, Babiak-Vazquez AE, Cuello D, Frenkel M*.
Credentialing Complementary Practitioners at a Large Academic Cancer Center.
Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology. . Vol6,No 4 (Fall), 2008:pp 169-175.
(* Corresponding Author)
42. Frenkel M, Cohen L.Preface. - Editorial to an Issue dedicated to Integrative Oncology:
Complementary and Integrative Medicine and Cancer Care.
Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2008 Aug;22(4):xv-xx.
43. Frenkel M, Cohen L. Integration of Complementary and Integrative Medicine in a Major
Cancer Center. Hematology Oncology Clinics of North America. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2008 Aug;22(4):727-36.
44. Frenkel M, Shah V. Complementary and integrative medicine in palliative care. Part 1.
European Journal of Palliative Care. Sept -Oct 2008. Vol 15(5) 238-243
45. Frenkel M, Shah V. Complementary and integrative medicine in palliative care. Part 2.
European Journal of Palliative Care. Nov -Dec 2008 Vol 15(5) 288-293.
46. Ben Arye, Karkabi C, Keshet Y, Frenkel M. Attitudes of Arab and Jewish patients
towards integration of complementary medicine in primary-care clinics in Israel:
A Cross- cultural study. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Jan;68(1):177-82. Epub 2008 Nov 5.
47. Sapire K, Frenkel M. Physician Discussion Group: Away to explore Meaning in Medicine-
Addressing physicians needs in a cancer center. Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology
Vol 6 No. 4 Fall 2008 pg 179.
48. Deng GE, Frenkel M, Cohen L, et al. Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Integrative Oncology: Complementary Therapies and Botanicals. Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology, Vol 7, No 3 (Summer), 2009: pp 85–120.
49.
Tung CS, Sun CC, Cohen L, Frenkel M, Ramondetta LM, Smith JA, Parker P, Bodurka DC. Complementary and alternative medicine: What do oncology healthcare providers think?. Journal of Clinical Oncology 27(suppl):e20614, 2009. 
50. Frenkel M, Gupta A. Interactions of Docetaxel with nutritional supplements. Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology,Summer 2010.
51. Thomas J, Curtiss B, Sumler S, Frenkel M. Complementary and integrative medicine with Radiation Therapy. Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology  Vol 8, No 2 (Spring), 2010: pp 65–80.
52. Frenkel M, Mishra B, Yang P, Cohen L, Sen S, Banerji P, Banerji P. Cytotoxic effects of ultra diluted remedies on breast cancer cells. International Journal of Oncology,2010; 36: 395-403.
53. Frenkel M, Ben Arye E, Cohen L. Communication in Cancer Care: Discussing Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Integr Cancer Ther. 2010 Mar 31.
 54. Frenkel M. Homeopathy in Cancer Care. Altern Ther Health Med. May-June. 2010;16(3):12-16.
55.Frenkel M, Ari SL, Engebretson J, Peterson N, Maimon Y, Cohen L, Kacen L. Activism    
among exceptional patients with cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2010 May 29. 
56.Frenkel M, Cohen L, Peterson N, Swint K, Palmer L, Bruera E. Integrative Medicine Consultation Service in a Comprehensive Cancer Center: Findings and Outcomes.
Integr Cancer Ther September 2010 vol. 9 no. 3 276-283
57
.  Frenkel M. Curcumin: Is there a place to integrate it in cancer care? Updates in Oncology.           Vol 5 Sept 2011. Pg 45-6.
58. Schiff E , Frenkel M , Shilo M , Levy M , Schachter L, Freifeld F , Steinfeld I, Maizes V, Ben-Arye E. Bridging the Physician and CAM Practitioner Communication Gap: Suggested Framework for Communication Between Physicians and CAM Practitioners Based on a Cross Professional Survey from
Israel.  Patient, Education and Counseling. 2011 Nov;85(2):188-93. 
59. 
Naing A, Stephen SK, Frenkel M, et al. Prevalence of Complementary Medicine Use in a Phase I Clinical Trials Program: 
The M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Experience. Cancer. 2011 Nov 15;117(22):5142-50
60. Ben-Arye E, Schiff E , Shapira C, Frenkel M, Shalom T, Steiner M. Modeling an Integrative Oncology Program within a Community-Centered Oncology Service in Israel. Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Mar 6
61. Frenkel M, Abrams D, Ladas E, et al. Integrating Dietary Supplements into Cancer Care Integr Cancer Ther. 2013 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]   
62. Ben-Arye E, Schiff E, Zollman C, Heusser P, Mountford P, Frenkel M, Bar-Sela G, Lavie O. Integrating complementary medicine in supportive cancer care models across four continents. Med

Oncol. 2013 Jun;30(2):511. doi: 10.1007/s12032-013-0511-1. Epub 2013 Feb 23.
63.Frenkel M. Refusing Treatment. The Oncologist. May 2013 vol. 18 no. 5 634-636 (IF 3.91) 64.Frenkel M, Abrams D, Ladas E, et al. Integrating Dietary Supplements into Cancer Care.     Integr Cancer  Ther.  Sept 2013;12 369-384
65. Frenkel M. The Exceptional Patient in Cancer Care. Global Adv Health Med. 2013;2(Suppl):18A. DOI: 10.7453/gahmj.2013.097CP.S18A

66. Frenkel M, Cohen L. Effective communication about the use of complementary and integrative medicine in cancer care. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.  2014 Jan;20(1):12-8.  (IF 1.69)
67. Garcia MK, Driver L, Haddad R, Wei V,  Lee RT, Frenkel M, Cohen L. Acupuncture for Treatment of Uncontrolled Pain in Cancer Patients: A Pragmatic Pilot Study.Integr Cancer Ther.  Volume 13 Issue 2 March 2014 pp. 133 - 140 (IF 2.35)

 

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