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June 1: First ‘Integrative Oncology’ conference offers massage, acupuncture, more

MEDIA ALERT: Patients, caregivers will receive demos of holistic cancer therapies, mindfulness exercises, yoga, and other techniques to help ease side effects

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT: 

The free inaugural Integrative Oncology Conference – sponsored by the Knight Cancer Institute’s Patient and Family Support Service – will introduce integrative supportive care services available to patients and caregivers.

Attendees can:

  • Learn how integrative therapies work in tandem with standard cancer treatment methods like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation to help ease side effects, enhance coping strategies and support patients holistically.
  • Hear from a team of Knight Cancer Institute providers who will discuss the research and evidence behind integrative therapies and how they can help patients and caregivers.
  • Experience some of these therapies first-hand, including acupuncture, massage, mindfulness exercises, naturopathic medicine, yoga, writing groups and more.
  • Ask questions of qualified integrative oncology professionals.


WHO: 

All patients, caregivers and families are welcome to come. Attendees do not have to be OHSU patients.

WHEN: 

Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: 

Robertson Life Sciences Building, 2730 S.W. Moody Ave., Portland, OR 97201.

Free parking is available at the nearby Schnitzer parking lot.

DETAILS: 

Learn more and register on the Event Brite site.

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