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Voices of Support
"For far too long, disciplines have worked in isolation without communication and our patients have often felt caught between differing therapeutic philosophies, often to their detriment. This is a wonderful initiative. An integrative program will help provide a much needed bridge."
Shailendra Verma, MD, FRCPC, FACP (chair)
Medical Oncologist, The Ottawa Hospital
“I applaud the OICC’s commitment to being a leader in integrative oncology research. From interactions with mutual patients, I realize that the clinical care provided by the OICC has real value to the people under our care, and that this care can and should be expand to others. With the research that we’ve done together already and the approach you take in science and clinical care, I believe the OICC will achieve great prominence as a valuable resource for patients.”
Andrew J.E. Seely, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Associate Scientist, Ottawa Health Research Institute
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa
Research Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Critical Care Medicine of The Ottawa Hospital
“The Cancer Foundation strongly supports the complementary approach to cancer care and is pleased to partner with the OICC to make this education module available to cancer patients and survivors visiting the Maplesoft Centre. We ran a pilot program in the fall of 2011 which was overwhelmingly popular. People felt empowered and excited to learn about the benefits of complementary and naturopathic medicine. We believe the program’s teachings will have lasting impact on the care of cancer patients in the Ottawa region.”
Linda Eagen, President & CEO
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
"Integrative cancer care enhances conventional therapies and bolsters the prevention of recurrence. In addition, integrative oncology provides systematic strategies to prevent cancer through lifestyle modification, such as nutrition and exercise. Recognizing synergy from a whole systems approach, integrative oncology provides new models for dealing with the epidemic of cancer."
Stephen Sagar, BSc (Hons), MB, BS, MRCP, FRCR, FRCPC
Past President, Society of Integrative Oncology
Professor of Oncology, McMaster University
"Educating and training our next generation of cancer care professionals, and the general public, in the principals of integrative oncology is essential to improving cancer care in Canada. The OICC provides much needed and trusted information and resources that are grounded in evidence to empower people to take charge of their health and the environment that surrounds them."
Lynda G. Balneaves, RN, PhD
Associate Professor and CIHR New Investigator
UBC School of Nursing
CAMEO Program, BC Cancer Agency
"Cancer care and treatment has developed into a complicated network of interventions influenced by many contextual factors. Therefore, the evaluation of cancer care requires a whole systems research approach, using both qualitative and quantitative methods that capture this complexity and do justice to patient centred care. The OICC facilitates this kind of research in an environment well suited to truly whole person patient centred care."
Marja J. Verhoef, PhD, Professor
Canada Research Chair in Complementary Medicine
Dept. of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Calgary
Voices of Support
“People feel empowered and excited to learn about the benefits of complementary and naturopathic medicine. We believe the Integral Healing program’s teachings will have lasting impact on the care of cancer patients in the Ottawa region.”
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