Our extensive collection of web-based and other resources for patients, families, and caregivers provides easy access to information on a wide variety of subjects related to pancreatic cancer. The resources are reviewed and updated periodically to ensure they are current.
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- Complementary and Integrative Therapies
- Diet and Nutrition
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Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health
ACIH is a professional organization for colleges and schools, accrediting agencies, and certification and testing organizations associated with the five licensed integrative health and medicine professions that have a federally recognized accrediting agency. These are acupuncture and Oriental medicine, chiropractic, direct entry (home birth) midwifery, massage therapy, and naturopathic medicine.
Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health is a professional organization for academic institutions and health systems with integrative medicine programs. The website includes a listing of member institutions.
Annie Appleseed Project
The Annie Appleseed Project is a nonprofit that provides information, education, advocacy, and awareness for people with cancer and their family and friends who are interested in complementary or alternative medicine and natural therapies from a patient’s perspective.
An on-line organization that offers digital technologies to improve the emotional well-being of people living with cancer.
Greet the Day
Greet the Day is a nonprofit based in southern California that provides massage for cancer patients, training for massage therapists working with cancer patients, and education in other complementary techniques.
MedlinePlus: Cancer Alternative Therapies
The U.S. National Library of Medicine brings together links to information about complementary and alternative medicine from the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, and other sources. There are videos, tutorials, journal articles, and a database of experts. Some articles are available in Spanish.
National Cancer Institute: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The Complementary and Alternative Medicine pages from the National Cancer Institute discuss these approaches to care as it is relevant to cancer. There are special sections for patients and physicians, with links to articles and resources.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
The mission of NCCIH is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care. The website includes articles about different complementary medicine topics.
Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM), part of the National Cancer Institute, works to improve the quality of care of cancer patients by contributing to the advancement of evidence-based CAM practice and the sciences that support it. OCCAM also provides high-quality information for the healthcare community, researchers, and general public.
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit offers retreats and programs focused on integrative wellness techniques, for people living with cancer, as well as training in navigating integrative care.
Society for Integrative Oncology
The Society for Integrative Oncology is a professional organization for healthcare professionals in the field of integrative oncology. Its mission to advance evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative healthcare, and to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM)
The Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) provides support and education for massage therapists, consumers, and health professionals about the value and specific considerations and applications of oncology massage.
Yoga U, the online yoga education website, has a blog section focused on yoga for cancer patients, which includes yoga practice tips and health and wellness information.
yoga4cancer (y4c) and the Retreat Project offer specialized yoga classes, workshops, trainings, and research to help cancer patients and survivors manage treatment side effects and cancer recovery.