Ira S Cantor

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OBJECTIVE To characterize patients seeking care at a university-based integrative medicine practice, and to assess short-term changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) associated with integrative medical treatment. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. SETTING This study was conducted at a large U.S. academic medical center affiliated with(More)
Anthroposophically Extended Medicine (AEM) is a truly integrative healing system. AEM represents an expansion, not an alternative to conventional medicine. Its unique understanding of the interplay among physiological, soul and spiritual processes in healing and illness serves to bridge allopathy with naturopathy, homeopathy, functional/nutritional medicine(More)
Vitamin D status has importance in the prevention and treatment of many malignancies. Patients with breast, colon, and lung malignancies with higher vitamin D status at the onset of treatment have an improved prognosis compared with those patients with a lower vitamin D status. Methods to improve vitamin D status are often unreliable and take time, often(More)
Studies show an important relationship between vitamin D and malignancies, both in prevention and treatment. The extraskeletal actions of vitamin D relevant to oncology include being proapoptotic, antimetastatic, antiangiogenic, antiinflammatory, prodifferentiating, and immunomodulating. Widespread and severe vitamin D deficiencies exist worldwide.(More)
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