Life Over Cancer, By Dr. Keith Block
From Dr. Andrew Weil's foreword:
"I believe in Keith's program and would go to the Block Center if I were facing a diagnosis of cancer. It is where I have sent and will continue to send my friends and family members. For many years, the Block Center was the only facility practicing true integrative cancer treatment. Today, a few others exist, but the Block Center continues to set the standard by which other integrative cancer care facilities should be measured."
What others are saying about Life Over Cancer:
“Life Over Cancer is the compilation of Dr. Keith Block’s three decades of research and development of his optimal model of integrative cancer treatment. As chief of surgical Oncology of a major medical institution, I have sent many patients to the Block Center. They experienced less treatment toxicity, improved treatment response, better quality of life, and improved outcomes. In my opinion, Dr. Block’s clinic is unique and is the top integrative oncology center in the U.S. It is where I would go if I was ever diagnosed with cancer.”
-- N. Joseph Espat, M.D. Professor and Chief, Surgical Oncology, Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island
"Life Over Cancer is a must-read for anyone combating this disease. It provides genuine hope, as well as the evidence, rationale, and instructions in how to live a healthier, fuller life with cancer, while providing a broader array of treatment options that improve quality of life."
-- Nick Vogelzang, M.D., Director, Nevada Cancer Institute, Las Vegas Professor of Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas
"Here is cancer care as it should be: person- centered, integrated, individualized, and science- based. If you or your loved ones have been touched by cancer, or if you care for those with cancer, read this book."
-- Wayne B. Jonas, M.D., President and CEO, Samueli Institute Director (1995–1999), Office of Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health
"Keith Block is one of the great pioneers of integrative oncology. This important book is essential reading for patients and health professionals alike. Block’s approach is indicative of much of the future of this critically important field of medicine."
-- Michael Lerner, Ph.D., President, Commonweal Cofounder, Commonweal Cancer Help Program
"Life Over Cancer provides the reader with an accessible and comprehensive program that combines the best of conventional cancer therapy with effective complementary interventions. It is this whole person” approach to patient care that Dr. Block brought to the University of Illinois Integrative Medical Education program, which he established in the mid- nineties. His dedication and efforts have transformed the school’s medical education curriculum, and inspired future physicians to view integrative medicine as a truly significant component of health care."
-- L. J. Sandlow, M.D. Senior Associate Dean for Academic & Educational Affairs Professor and Head, Department of Medical Education University of Illinois College of Medicine
"In Life Over Cancer, Dr. Block demonstrates his huge depth of knowledge of the comprehensive management of patients with cancer and illustrates the wealth of opportunities and choices available to them. This is a book about optimism, soundly grounded in science."
-- Stephen M. Sagar, M.D. President, Society for Integrative Oncology Associate Professor, Oncology and Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
“Life Over Cancer provides countless strategies to enable the patient to regain some of the lost sense of control that a diagnosis often carries, empowering them to be a true partner in their fight for life. Dr. Block’s counsel and guidance have assisted countless medical professionals hoping to provide their own patients with a comprehensive integrative approach to care."
-- Donald I. Abrams, M.D., Chief of Hematology- Oncology San Francisco General Hospital Professor Clinical Medicine, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, UCSF
"How refreshing to come across this thoughtful book. . . . With the boldness of a carpe diem, this evidence- based integrative approach should serve as a wake- up call for oncologists to overcome their obsession with treating cancer as an isolated target and to pay attention to the cancer patient whose own faculties need to be harnessed as agencies to win this war."
-- Azra Raza, M.D., Director of the Myelodysplatic Syndrome Center St. Vincent’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, New York, N.Y. Former Chief Hematology- Oncology of the University of Massachusetts
"Keith Block is the foremost integrative oncologist in North America. In Life Over Cancer he shares his incomparable depth of knowledge and experience with us and presents a comprehensive, scientific, and practical program for helping people with cancer effectively fight the disease."
-- Leo Galland, M.D., Author, Power Healing Director, The Foundation for Integrated Medicine
"Life Over Cancer is a training manual for cancer patients, their families, cancer nurses, oncology pharmacists, and oncologists. [It] provides patients with insight and a series of concrete steps to help them live better and longer, despite a cancer diagnosis."
-- William J. M. Hrushesky, M.D., Senior Clinician Investigator, Medical Oncology Professor, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of South Carolina, WJB Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia, South Carolina