B R Cassileth

Summary

Affiliation: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Unconventional anticancer agents: a systematic review of clinical trials
    Andrew J Vickers
    Integrative Medicine Service and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:136-40. 2006
  2. pmc Acupuncture in the treatment of upper-limb lymphedema: results of a pilot study
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Cancer 119:2455-61. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Interactions between alternative and complementary therapies and conventional therapies
    Barrie Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 1:S-27-32. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Cancer quackery: the persistent popularity of useless, irrational 'alternative' treatments
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 26:754-8. 2012
  5. pmc Palliative care: Progress, needs, and challenges
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1429 First Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Isr J Health Policy Res 1:10. 2012
  6. pmc Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) changes and saliva production associated with acupuncture at LI-2 acupuncture point: a randomized controlled study
    Gary Deng
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1429 First Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 8:37. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Complementary therapies: the American experience
    B R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Support Care Cancer 8:16-23. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Complementary therapies and integrative oncology in lung cancer: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (2nd edition)
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Laurance S Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1429 First Ave at Seventy Fourth St, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Chest 132:340S-354S. 2007
  9. pmc Safety and pharmacokinetic trial of docetaxel plus an Astragalus-based herbal formula for non-small cell lung cancer patients
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1429 First Avenue at 74th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 65:67-71. 2009
  10. pmc A safety and efficacy pilot study of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic lymphoedema
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1429 First Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Acupunct Med 29:170-2. 2011

Research Grants

  1. Massage for Treatment of Pain Advanced Cancer
    Barrie Cassileth; Fiscal Year: 2002
  2. Acupuncture Treatment of Chronic Pain in Pancreatic Ca
    Barrie Cassileth; Fiscal Year: 2002
  3. Acupuncture for hot flashes in cancer pts: pilot for RCT
    Barrie Cassileth; Fiscal Year: 2004
  4. Society for Integrative Oncology
    Barrie Cassileth; Fiscal Year: 2004
  5. Acupuncture treatment for post-thoracotomy pain syndrome
    Barrie Cassileth; Fiscal Year: 2007
  6. Integrative Oncology Research Training Program at MSKCC
    Barrie Cassileth; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. pmc Unconventional anticancer agents: a systematic review of clinical trials
    Andrew J Vickers
    Integrative Medicine Service and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:136-40. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to review systematically the methodologies applied in clinical trials of unconventional treatments specifically for cancer...
  2. pmc Acupuncture in the treatment of upper-limb lymphedema: results of a pilot study
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Cancer 119:2455-61. 2013
    ..This study evaluates the safety and potential efficacy of acupuncture on upper-limb circumference in women with lymphedema...
  3. ncbi request reprint Interactions between alternative and complementary therapies and conventional therapies
    Barrie Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 1:S-27-32. 2003
    ..We want to help patients receive beneficial complementary modalities because they extend supportive care, and we certainly want to know more than most of us now do about herb-drug interactions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cancer quackery: the persistent popularity of useless, irrational 'alternative' treatments
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 26:754-8. 2012
    ..This review provides a brief recap of its history and an overview of the various types of unproven or disproved cancer therapies popular now in the United States and elsewhere...
  5. pmc Palliative care: Progress, needs, and challenges
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1429 First Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Isr J Health Policy Res 1:10. 2012
    ..In addition to cultural differences, other challenges include clinical, economic, and varying institutionalized systems and practices in patient care.This is a commentary on http://www.ijhpr.org/content/1/1/9/..
  6. pmc Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) changes and saliva production associated with acupuncture at LI-2 acupuncture point: a randomized controlled study
    Gary Deng
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1429 First Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 8:37. 2008
    ..Clinical studies suggest that acupuncture can stimulate saliva production and reduce xerostomia (dry mouth). We were interested in exploring the neuronal substrates involved in such responses...
  7. ncbi request reprint Complementary therapies: the American experience
    B R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Support Care Cancer 8:16-23. 2000
    ..The complementary therapies that can help cancer patients during treatment for their disease and during rehabilitation are treated in greater depth...
  8. ncbi request reprint Complementary therapies and integrative oncology in lung cancer: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (2nd edition)
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Laurance S Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1429 First Ave at Seventy Fourth St, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Chest 132:340S-354S. 2007
    ..Data on complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage therapy, mind-body therapies, herbs and other botanicals, and exercise were evaluated. Recommendations were based on the strength of evidence and the risk-to-benefit ratio...
  9. pmc Safety and pharmacokinetic trial of docetaxel plus an Astragalus-based herbal formula for non-small cell lung cancer patients
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1429 First Avenue at 74th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 65:67-71. 2009
    ..To study a commonly used Astragalus-based herbal formula previously found effective in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) on the pharmacokinetics of docetaxel in patients with NSCLC...
  10. pmc A safety and efficacy pilot study of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic lymphoedema
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1429 First Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Acupunct Med 29:170-2. 2011
    ..Needling and even lifting of objects using the affected arm has been prohibited, but our clinical experience and that of others suggested that acupuncture was safe and that it might be a useful treatment for lymphoedema...
  11. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative therapies for cancer
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Oncologist 9:80-9. 2004
    ..To encourage open communication of CAM use by patients, oncologists should be knowledgeable about the most popular remedies and know where to find reliable information for themselves and for their patients...
  12. ncbi request reprint Music therapy for mood disturbance during hospitalization for autologous stem cell transplantation: a randomized controlled trial
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Cancer 98:2723-9. 2003
    ..Music therapy has been shown to improve anxiety in a variety of acute medical settings. In the current study, the authors determined the effects of music therapy compared with standard care on mood during inpatient stays for HDT/ASCT...
  13. ncbi request reprint Alternative medicine use worldwide: the International Union Against Cancer survey
    B R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Cancer 91:1390-3. 2001
    ..In the current study, the authors attempted to surmount the deficiencies of previous surveys and elicit information regarding the use of alternative treatments of cancer worldwide...
  14. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative therapies
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 30:369-76. 2003
    ..Some complementary therapies help reduce symptoms in early-stage prostate cancer, but botanical remedies must be treated with caution because of the possibility of adverse effects and interactions with conventional medicine...
  15. ncbi request reprint Massage therapy for symptom control: outcome study at a major cancer center
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:244-9. 2004
    ..These data indicate that massage therapy is associated with substantive improvement in cancer patients' symptom scores...
  16. ncbi request reprint Complementary approaches to palliative oncological care
    Simone B Zappa
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 18:22-6. 2003
    ..If CAM is to be accepted by mainstream medicine, research must be done usingstandard research methodologies...
  17. pmc Acupuncture for pain and dysfunction after neck dissection: results of a randomized controlled trial
    David G Pfister
    Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:2565-70. 2010
    ..To determine whether acupuncture reduces pain and dysfunction in patients with cancer with a history of neck dissection. The secondary objective is to determine whether acupuncture relieves dry mouth in this population...
  18. pmc Is there a role for complementary therapy in the management of leukemia?
    Kathleen M Wesa
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1429 First Avenue, NY 10021, USA
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 9:1241-9. 2009
    ..Botanical extracts and vitamin supplements may interfere with active cancer treatments, and should be discussed with the oncologist or pharmacist before use...
  19. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture: integration into cancer care
    Gary Deng
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Soc Integr Oncol 4:86-92. 2006
    ..Acupuncture is useful complementary therapy in cancer care. Its integration into regular oncology practice can improve the supportive care of cancer patients...
  20. pmc Living proof and the pseudoscience of alternative cancer treatments
    Andrew J Vickers
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Soc Integr Oncol 6:37-40. 2008
    ..It also suggests that little progress has been made in the conventional treatment of myeloma. This is highly misleading and may lead to cancer patients rejecting effective treatments...
  21. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for postchemotherapy fatigue: a phase II study
    Andrew J Vickers
    Intergrative Medicine Service, and Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:1731-5. 2004
    ..To determine whether improvement in postchemotherapy fatigue following acupuncture treatment is substantial enough to warrant a controlled trial...
  22. ncbi request reprint Complementary therapies for cancer-related symptoms
    Gary Deng
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, Box 303, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Support Oncol 2:419-26; discussion 427-9. 2004
    ..Botanicals or dietary supplements are popular but often problematic. Concurrent use of herbal products with mainstream medical treatment should be discouraged...
  23. ncbi request reprint Integrative oncology: complementary therapies for pain, anxiety, and mood disturbance
    Gary Deng
    Assistant Member, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 55:109-16. 2005
    ..The authors summarize the research on these modalities and discuss the rationale, expectation, and necessary precautions involved with combining complementary therapies and mainstream care. Practical clinical issues are addressed...
  24. ncbi request reprint To what extent do cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine?
    Gary Deng
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Oncol 2:496-7. 2005
  25. ncbi request reprint Unconventional therapies for cancer and cancer-related symptoms
    A J Vickers
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Lancet Oncol 2:226-32. 2001
    ..Such complementary therapies are increasingly provided at mainstream cancer centres...
  26. ncbi request reprint Integrative Oncology Practice Guidelines
    GARY E DENG
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    J Soc Integr Oncol 5:65-84. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint The Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Semin Oncol 29:585-8. 2002
    ..It is hoped that our experience might be useful to others who are working to develop analogous programs in other centers...
  28. doi request reprint Integrative and behavioral approaches to the treatment of cancer-related neuropathic pain
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    Oncologist 15:19-23. 2010
    ..In this article, we briefly describe research illustrating the promise of integrative approaches for the treatment of cancer-related neuropathic pain...
  29. doi request reprint Integrative medicine: complementary therapies and supplements
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Nat Rev Urol 6:228-33. 2009
    ..Herbs and other dietary supplements are unlikely to be beneficial, and might be problematic or dangerous when taken during cancer treatment...
  30. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine use among cancer patients: implications for research and clinical care
    Barrie R Cassileth
    J Clin Oncol 23:2590-2. 2005
  31. ncbi request reprint The role of complementary and alternative medicine in the management of early breast cancer: recommendations of the European Society of Mastology (EUSOMA)
    Michael Baum
    Department of Surgery, University College London, The Portland Hospital, Consulting Rooms, 212 214 Great Portland Street, London W1N 6AH, UK
    Eur J Cancer 42:1711-4. 2006
    ..This position papers describes the guidelines for the use of complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) developed by a workshop on behalf of the European Society of Mastology (EUSOMA)...
  32. pmc Technologies and experimental approaches at the National Institutes of Health Botanical Research Centers
    Stephen Barnes
    Botanical Center for Age Related Disease, Purdue University University of Alabama at Birmingham, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:476S-80S. 2008
    ..In summary, the skills needed to carry out botanical centers' research are extensive and may exceed those practiced by most NIH investigators...
  33. ncbi request reprint Use of alternative medicine among Norwegian cancer patients is associated with mental distress--a follow-up study
    Terje Risberg
    University Hospital of Tromsø, Norway
    Acta Oncol 41:646-51. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that, in North Norway, seeking alternative treatment is more common among mentally distressed cancer patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint Clinical trials: time for action
    Barrie R Cassileth
    J Clin Oncol 21:765-6. 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Soy: an anticancer agent in wide use despite some troubling data
    Barrie R Cassileth
    Cancer Invest 21:817-8. 2003

Research Grants7

  1. Massage for Treatment of Pain Advanced Cancer
    Barrie Cassileth; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..trial could be completed in less than two years, and if the 95 percent confidence interval for the difference between group means includes at least a 20 percent lower mean post-treatment pain score on massage than sham treatment ..
  2. Acupuncture Treatment of Chronic Pain in Pancreatic Ca
    Barrie Cassileth; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Otherwise, an additional 19 patients will be accrued. A Phase III trial will be deemed warranted if there are 6 or more responses in total; this is consistent with a 30 percent response rate. ..
  3. Acupuncture for hot flashes in cancer pts: pilot for RCT
    Barrie Cassileth; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  4. Society for Integrative Oncology
    Barrie Cassileth; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This application requests support from NIH to cover costs that remain after anticipated organizational/donor support and registration fees are taken into account. ..
  5. Acupuncture treatment for post-thoracotomy pain syndrome
    Barrie Cassileth; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If results are promising, we would propose a large, multi-institutional randomized trial. The research has the potential of leading to a new treatment option to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and cancer survivors. ..
  6. Integrative Oncology Research Training Program at MSKCC
    Barrie Cassileth; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This training program will help accepted fellows become independent investigators, expose mainstream oncology researchers to Integrative Oncology, and hopefully further this important field in general. ..