Integrative Oncology: Concepts, Controversies & Evidence

Feb 4 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
College of Nursing Room 470
Michael Uzick, ND, FABNO

Does sugar feed cancer? Do antioxidants interfere with chemotherapy and radiotherapy? Is soy contraindicated for breast cancer? Join Michael Uzick, ND, FABNO, medical director of Genesis Natural Medicine Center, to discuss controversial “natural” concepts and examine evidence that supports integrating naturopathic medical therapies in standard oncology care. Using an integrative team approach, the psychospiritual aspect of care will be examined in a case presentation.


  1. Describe the training and roles of a naturopathic oncologist
  2. Interpret research integrating "natural therapies" with conventional oncology care
  3. Describe studies on soy consumption in patients with breast cancer
  4. Analyze evidence about the impact of sugar consumption on cancer
  5. Describe the process of referring patients to naturopathic oncologists

Continuing Nursing Education (1.0 Contact Hour)
The University of Arizona Continuing Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants must complete the evaluation at

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Co-sponsored by the Office of Professional and Community Engagement at the University of Arizona College of Nursing and the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Event Contact: Michael Principe (520) 626-6151