Integrating osteopathic philosophy in cancer care

Zachary J. Brown, Sean P. Martin, Robert Carman

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Recent breakthroughs in the fields of genomics and biology have resulted in a better understanding of diseases and their underlying biology. New targeted and immune-based therapies take advantage of these new discoveries to treat the patient individually. This scientific revolution toward personalized medicine reflects osteopathic medicine’s emphasis on patient-centered care and its tenets, which go against the “one-size-fits-all” approach. The authors discuss the importance of applying osteopathic philosophy to the delivery of patient-directed cancer care revolutionized by scientific advances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-394
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Osteopathic Association
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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