Welcome to IntegrativeOncology-Essentials

brianlawenda2012My name is Dr. Brian Lawenda and I founded IntegrativeOncology-Essentials (IOE“) and the AntiCancerize Me Programon January 1, 2009. Since that time we have proudly helped educate over a quarter-million individuals around the world on the use of evidence-informed, integrative approaches to cancer care and the anticancer lifestyle.

If you want to know what ELSE you can do (in addition to conventional cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, drugs, surgery) to optimize cancer outcomes and minimize side effects you’ve come to the right place.

I created IntegrativeOncology-Essentials and the AntiCancerize Me Program™ to teach you about “integrative oncology,” a comprehensive approach to cancer care based on combining anticancer lifestyle changes, evidence-informed complementary and alternative therapies and the latest, state of the art cancer treatments.

For those of you who are looking for a web-based program to help you make your body less conducive to cancer development, growth and recurrence check out the AntiCancerize Me Program.™ 


This program condenses the most important information I teach at conferences and lectures throughout the U.S. and I personalize it for you so you can immediately start ‘anticancerizing’ your body today.

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Recent Articles from Our Blog

Saffron Extract Works As Well As Prozac For Depression

If you have mild-to-moderate depression (the most common form) you are not alone: greater than 25% of adult women and 15% of adult men are prescribed antidepressants, in the U.S. (reference). In the oncology population, the percentages […]

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Controlling Blood Sugar and Reversing Insulin Resistance

Having high-blood sugar levels and insulin resistance is a bad combination. They increase systemic inflammation, DNA-damaging free radical levels and cellular aging, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, obesity and risks of heart disease, diabetes (no duh) and cancer. […]

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Take A Deep Breath In And Hold: A 20 second technique reduces radiation to the heart and lungs during breast radiation

If you need radiation for breast cancer ask your radiation oncologist, before starting treatment, if they can treat you with a technique that may be able to significantly lower the amount of radiation dose to […]

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Complementary Therapies For Pain Management (Video)

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to managing pain. Dr. Brian Lawenda introduces various non-pharmacologic options that may be useful therapies in helping you better cope with chronic and acute pain (i.e. aromatherapy, meditation, […]

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The Dirty Dozen and Pesticides

Thank you to Garrick Dee (founder of Juicing with G) for sending me his article and infographic to share with the IOE community. “Pesticides have been a part of our lives for over 2,000 years and today over […]

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Who Are We: The IOE Team

Brian D. Lawenda, M.D.

Radiation oncologist, integrative oncologist and medical acupuncturist. I’ve created this site to support people wanting to prevent or overcome cancer by combining conventional and complementary medicine. LEARN MORE

Conner Middelmann-Whitney

I am a nutritionist with a special interest in cancer-prevention. As well as offering online and face-to-face nutrition consultations, I am a cooking instructor and author of Zest for Life, The Mediterranean Anti-Cancer Diet. LEARN MORE

Lynda W. Freeman, Ph.D.

I am a licensed therapist, cancer researcher, author and consultant of mind-body and behavioral medicine interventions as treatment for cancer and chronic diseases. LEARN MORE

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