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MATCH Study: Breaking the clinical trials mold

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The MATCH Study: Mindfulness And Tai chi for Cancer Health. This innovative clinical trial conducted by the University of Calgary/Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is now recruiting cancer survivors! As a participant you get to choose which treatment approach you want, or let us assign you to a group if you are equally interested in both. We will measure program effects on psychological, physical and biological outcomes including quality of life, mood, stress, balance, blood pressure, heart rate, immune function and more! Visit www.thematchstudy.ca for more details.

 

 

by Dr. Linda E. Carlson, Study Principal Investigator

 

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The Benefits of Other Mind-Body Therapies in Cancer Care

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The MATCH Study: Mindfulness And Tai chi for Cancer Health. This innovative clinical trial conducted by the University of Calgary/Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is now recruiting cancer survivors! As a participant you get to choose which treatment approach you want, or let us assign you to a group if you are equally interested in both. We will measure program effects on psychological, physical and biological outcomes including quality of life, mood, stress, balance, blood pressure, heart rate, immune function and more! Visit www.thematchstudy.ca for more details.

 

 

by Dr. Erin Zelinski

 

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Benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong Mind-Body Exercises for Cancer Survivors

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The MATCH Study: Mindfulness And Tai chi for Cancer Health. This innovative clinical trial conducted by the University of Calgary/Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is now recruiting cancer survivors! As a participant you get to choose which treatment approach you want, or let us assign you to a group if you are equally interested in both. We will measure program effects on psychological, physical and biological outcomes including quality of life, mood, stress, balance, blood pressure, heart rate, immune function and more! Visit www.thematchstudy.ca for more details.

 

 

by Peter M. Wayne, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Study co-investigator

(Dr. Linda Carlson, Study Principal Investigator)

 

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The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

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The MATCH Study: Mindfulness And Tai chi for Cancer Health. This innovative clinical trial conducted by the University of Calgary/Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is now recruiting cancer survivors! As a participant you get to choose which treatment approach you want, or let us assign you to a group if you are equally interested in both. We will measure program effects on psychological, physical and biological outcomes including quality of life, mood, stress, balance, blood pressure, heart rate, immune function and more! Visit www.thematchstudy.ca for more details.

 

 

by Dr. Linda E. Carlson, Study Principal Investigator

 

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Study helps cancer survivors improve their well-being after treatment: You may be eligible

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The MATCH Study: Mindfulness And Tai chi for Cancer Health. This innovative clinical trial conducted by the University of Calgary/Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is now recruiting cancer survivors! As a participant you get to choose which treatment approach you want, or let us assign you to a group if you are equally interested in both. We will measure program effects on psychological, physical and biological outcomes including quality of life, mood, stress, balance, blood pressure, heart rate, immune function and more! Visit www.thematchstudy.ca for more details.

 

 

by Dr. Linda E. Carlson, Study Principal Investigator

 

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How to Build an Integrative Oncology Program

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In the last column section editor Dr. Stephen Sagar provided an overview of some of the defining characteristics of Integrative Oncology (IO) programs. One statement that leapt out at me is that IO “is not alternative medicine, but evidence-based therapies that are complementary to the medical cancer treatments. It is part of a supportive care program that enhances coping and well-being.” With this definition in mind we’ve been working hard in Alberta, beginning at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC), to create a truly integrated IO program. Dr. Sagar was kind to single out our work as an example of efforts in Canada to make IO part and parcel of comprehensive cancer care. I’d like to take this opportunity now to tell you more about our services, plans and overall vision.

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