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Last Updated: 06/28/22

OCCAM Lectures

Traditional Medicines for COVID-19 and Cancer: Effects on Immunity and Inflammation
June 15, 2022, 1-2pm
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Evidence-based Traditional Medicine and Healthcare System in India - Special Reference to Cancer
May 3, 2016, 12:00 noon-1:45 pm
NCI-Shady Grove, Room 5W032/034
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Past Lectures

OCCAM Monthly Lecture Series

All lectures are open to the public and scheduled for the following time and location unless noted otherwise:

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., E.T. * unless otherwise noted.
Location: 6130 Executive Blvd, Conference Room H, Bethesda, MD 20892

2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006


Using Omega-3 Fatty Acids to modulate prostate cancer progression
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Dr. Linda deGraffenried, Ph.D, University of Texas, Austin
January 12, 2011

Selenium and Selenoproteins: Implications for Cancer Prevention, Progression and Therapy
Dr. Alan Diamond, Ph.D, University of Illinois at Chicago
February 9, 2011


When natural products meet cellular targets: A potential role of IGF-1 receptor in lycopene and docetaxel combination for prostate cancer therapy
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Dr. Xiaolin Zi, University of California, Irvine
December 8, 2010

Anti-inflammatory and anticancer activity of vitamin E forms and their metabolites
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Dr. Qing Jiang, Purdue University
November 10, 2010

Targeting HIF enhances the therapeutic efficacy and selectivity of anticancer drugs; Potential for translating into the clinic
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Dr. Youcef Rustum, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
October 13, 2010

Inhibition of the anti-apoptotic activity of galectin-3 with GCS-100, a citrus pectin derivative in B cell Lymphoma
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Dr. Linda Baum, UCLA School of Medicine
September 8, 2010

Melatonin via the MTI receptor and the circadian clock suppresses the initiation, promotion and progression of breast cancer
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Dr. Stephen Hill, Department of Structural and Cellular Biology, Tulane University School of Medicine
August 11, 2010

Solubility and permeability enhancement by new nano-micellar natural compounds
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Dr. Zhijun Liu, Medicinal Plant Lab, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
July 14, 2010

Prostate Cancer Prevention by Soy: Pitfalls and Opportunities
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Dr. Maarten Bosland, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Pathology
June 9, 2010

Clinical and Biologic Effects of Curcumin in Multiple Myeloma
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Dr. Saroj Vadhan-Raj, MD Anderson Cancer Center
May 12, 2010

Head and Neck Cancer Chemoprevention: Intervention Using Local Delivery Strategies
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Dr. Susan Mallery, The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry
April 14, 2010

MR Visible Changes in Prostate Cancer Choline Metabolism: Response to Soy-based Dietary Interventions that Inhibit Tumor Growth
No videocast available
Dr. Sandra Gaston, Harvard Medical School
March 10, 2010

March 10, 2010 Anti-inflammatory and Anticancer Activity of Vitamin E Forms and their Metabolites — CANCELLED
Dr. Qing Jiang, Purdue University
February 10, 2010


Therapeutic Effects of Boswellia Extracts and Pure Components in Prostate Cancer and Leukemia
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Dr. Yongkui Jing, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
December 9, 2009

Curcumin/TRAIL Combination Therapy for Prostate Cancer
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Dr. Subhash Gautam, Henry Ford Health System
November 10, 2009

Acupuncture and Cancer Pain
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Dr. Ruixin Zhang, Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
October 14, 2009

Evaluation of Resveratrol and Curcumin as Therapeutics Against High Risk Leukemia
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Dr. Susan Zunino, United States Department of Agriculture
September 9, 2009

Phenolic Antioxidants as Tumor Radio/Chemosensitizers
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Dr. Constantinos Koumenis, University of Pennsylvania
August 12, 2009

Metabolomics Approach to Understanding Metabolic Disorders and Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Dr. Wei Jia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
July 8, 2009

Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment with Noni Juice
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Dr. Mian Ying, University of Illinois College of Medicine
June 10, 2009

Chemoprevention of Lung Cancer by Naturally-occurring and Synthetic Compounds
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Dr. Ming You, Washington University
May 13, 2009

Dietary Fat-Gene Interaction in Prostate Cancer
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Dr. Yong Chen, Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University
April 8, 2009

Effects of Exercise on the Chronic Cardiac Dysfunction Associated with Doxorubicin
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Dr. Reid Hayward, University of Northern Colorado
March 11, 2009

Role of NFkB in Activity of Benzyl Isothiocyanate Against Pancreatic Cancer
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Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
February 11, 2009

Anti-tumor Effects of BZL 101 for Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer
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Drs. Mary Tagliaferri and Emma Shtivelman, Bionovo Inc.
February 4, 2009

The Use of Curcumin and Flaxseed in Radiation Pneumonopathy
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Dr. Melpo Christofidou-Solomidou, University of Pennsylvania
January 14, 2009


Creatine and Cancer — CANCELLED
Dr. Aminah Jatoi, Mayo Clinic
December 10, 2008

Successful Combination of TCM and Chemotherapy: Immune and Oncological Effects of Sheng Qi Formula (SQF) on a Murine Model of Inflammatory Breast Cancer
No Videocast Available
Dr. Zack Howard, NCI Frederick
October 8, 2008

Energy Medicine Research in an Oncology Setting
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Presenter: Dr. Susan Lutgendorf, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Iowa
September 10, 2008

Curcumin Suppression of Head and Neck Cancer
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Dr. Marilene Wang, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
August 13, 2008

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Ovarian Cancer
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Dr. Buck Hales, University of Illinois at Chicago
July 9, 2008

PTH-related Peptide and Vitamin D in Prostate Cancer Growth — CANCELLED
Dr. Miriam Falzon, University of Texas Medical Branch
June 11, 2008

The Deconstruction of Ginseng - What is the Sum of its Parts in Breast Cancer Treatment?
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Dr. Laura Murphy, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
May 14, 2008

Effects of Phytochemicals on Prostate Cancer Stem Cells
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Dr. William Farrar, NCI Frederick
April 9, 2008

A Pilot Trial of Acupuncture for Cancer-related Fatigue: Lessons Learned
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Dr. Judith Balk, University of Pittsburgh
March 12, 2008

Personalized Phytococktail for the Management of Prostate Cancer
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Dr. Hasan Mukhtar, University of Wisconsin
February 13, 2008

PHY 906
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Dr. Yung-Chi Cheng, Yale University
January 9, 2008


Bringing Evidence to CAM Approaches for Supportive Care in Children with Cancer
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Dr. Kara Kelly, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University and the Children's Oncology Group
December 12, 2007

Endothelial Lineage Cells in Cancer: A Potential Target for Green Tea Derived Catechins
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Dr. Peter Shamamian, New York University Medical Center
October 10, 2007

Cancer Chemoprevention by Resveratrol
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Dr. Rakesh Srivastava, The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler
September 12, 2007

Cancer Chemoprevention with Glucosinolate-Rich Broccoli Sprouts
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Dr. Thomas Kensler, John Hopkins University
August 8, 2007

Genistein and Tumor Suppressor Genes
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Dr. Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, Georgetown University Medical Center
July 11, 2007

Phytoestrogens, Hedgehog Signaling, ERaKO & ERßKO mice, and Prostate Cancer:
Good and Bad ERs

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Dr. Dennis Lubahn, University of Missouri-Columbia
June 13, 2007

Dietary Supplement Milk Thistle Extract and Prostate Cancer: Mechanisms and Efficacy
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Dr. Rajesh Agarwal, University of Colorado
May 9, 2007

Nutritional Supplements for Cancer Pain
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Dr. Srinivasa Raja, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
April 11, 2007

A Food-Based Approach to the Prevention of Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
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Total Running Time: 01:08:06
Dr. Gary D. Stoner, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
March 14, 2007

Breast Cancer Prevention with Anti-aromatase Phytochemicals in Grapes and Mushrooms
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Dr. Shiuan Chen, City of Hope California
February 14, 2007


Effects of Dietary Bioactive Components and Herbal Ingredients on the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer
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Dr. Jin-Rong 'Joseph' Zhou, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
December 13, 2006

The Potential of Thundergod Vine in Cancer Research
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Dr. Peter Lipsky, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
November 7, 2006

Novel Stress Reduction Approach for Cancer Patients
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Dr. Daniel A. Monti, Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine
October 11, 2006

Zyflamed- Mediated Inhibition of Proliferation of Human Prostate Cancer:
Preclinical Pharmacology and Clinical Trial Results

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Dr. Robert Newman, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Dr. Aaron Katz, Columbia- Presbyterian Medical Center
June 14, 2006

Targeting Inflammation by Dietary Agents for Prevention and Treatment of Cancer
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Dr. Bharat B. Aggarwal, MD Anderson Cancer Center
May 10, 2006

Traditional Medicines and the Prevention of Colon Cancer
No Videocast Available
Dr. Michael Wargovich, Palmetto Health
March 8, 2006

Lung Cancer Chemoprevention Using Herbal Agents
No Videocast Available
Dr. Stephen Lam, British Columbia, Canada
February 8, 2006

Ascorbic Acid and Tight Control: Unexpected Consequences for Cancer Treatment
No Videocast Available
Dr. Mark Levine, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
January 11, 2006

OCCAM Invited Speaker Series


Taiji and Qigong: A Multidimensional Approach to Wellness
Yang Yang, Ph.D., Director, Center for Taiji and Qigong Studies, New York, NY
May 5, 2005
Taiji (Tai chi) is much more than slow choreographed movement: it is a multidimensional mind/body/spirit exercise. Dr. Yang will discuss methods and effects of taiji and qigong practice from a traditional perspective, and address the many challenges, limitations, and potential for taiji and qigong research. His lecture will include discussion of the use of taiji and qigong for immune function, stress, depression, anxiety, fatigue, and sleep in cancer patients and survivors.


Traditional Chinese Medicine for Cancer: The Road to China
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Dr. Lorenzo Cohen, MD Anderson Cancer Center
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May 5, 2005


The State of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in United Kingdom Cancer Care: Advances in Research, Practice and Delivery
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Dr. Michelle Kohn, Macmillan Cancer Relief and the Department of Health, UK
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March 26, 2003

Melatonin, Chronobiology & Cancer
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Dr. William J.M. Hrushesky, Research Service Line, and VA Research and Developement; Dr. David Blask, Bratt Research Institute; Dr. Paolo Lissoni, San Gerardo Hospital
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February 28, 2003


Acupuncture Research: Examples of the State of the Science from Bench to Bedside
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Dr. Brian Berman, University of Maryland; Dr. Lixing Lao, L.Ac., University of Maryland; Dr. Grant Zhang, L.Ac., University of Maryland; Dr. Richard Hammerschlag, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
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January 17, 2002