Author | Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD

Articles

The Role of Physical Activity in Cancer Prevention, Treatment, Recovery, and Survivorship

June 15, 2013

This article will review these intersections of exercise and oncology, discuss the known mechanisms by which exercise exerts its salutary effects, and touch upon the future directions of exercise research in the oncology setting. Finally, recommendations are provided for clinicians to help patients with and without cancer take advantage of the benefits of physical activity.

Physicians Cannot Promise Miracles

August 21, 2012

Let’s be clear. Loving support is an important component of compassionate care. Promising miracles is not.

Cancer Quackery: The Persistent Popularity of Useless, Irrational 'Alternative' Treatments

August 20, 2012

This review provides a brief recap of the history of medical quackery and an overview of the various types of unproven or disproved cancer therapies popular now in the United States and elsewhere.

Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)

December 16, 2011

The active constituent of green tea extract is EGCG, which accounts for 40% of its total polyphenol content. Regular consumption of green tea may reduce the risk of hypertension and positively affect mood.