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Advanced Naturopathic Oncology - Supporting the patient with cancer (three-part series)

January 11, 2019 to January 25, 2019

Runs every Friday until January 25 from 12 - 1 p.m. (EST)
27 Category A – 3 Pharmacology
Open to: 
NDs, health-care practitioners
One module: $249; Three module series: $599 (save $150)
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Course description

Cancer has recently surpassed heart disease as the number one killer in North America and naturopathic integrative oncology is a rapidly growing field. This course is designed to provide clinically relevant information to allow naturopathic doctors in practice to safely and effectively support patients with cancer.

Course format

The course content will be delivered exclusively online and will involve independent study via weekly online learning modules augmented with discussion and case-based learning activities led by the instructor during the weekly live webinars.
  • Self-study modules (3-hours/week) - completion will be monitored via weekly quizzes
  • Live webinars (1-hour/week) – completion will be monitored via attendance at the live webinars*
*Missed sessions will be recorded and can be viewed at a later date.

Learning outcomes

The course will cover the following for each cancer type:
  • Etiology, risk factors, and screening
  • Pathology, diagnosis, and prognostic factors
  • Conventional treatments: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted/hormonal therapy
  • Naturopathic approaches and interventions
  • Aftercare and ongoing survivorship support

Female cancers
Friday Oct 12 – Breast cancer
Friday Oct 19 – Ovarian cancer
Friday Oct 26 – Cervical cancers

GI cancers
Friday Nov 16 – Head and neck, esophageal, and gastric cancers
Friday Nov 23 – Pancreatic, hepatobiliary, and carcinoid/neuroendocrine cancers
Friday Nov 30 – Colon, rectal, and anal cancers

Advanced oncology nutrition
Friday Jan 11 – Nutrition and cancer
Friday Jan 18 – Therapeutic diets
Friday Jan 25 – Nutritional support during cancer treatment


Dr. Dan Lander, ND - Instructor

Dr. Daniel Lander, ND, is naturopathic doctor licensed in the province of Ontario and the state of Vermont. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO), and an associate professor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where he teaches clinical nutrition and integrative oncology, as well as supervises student interns on the adjunctive cancer care focus at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. His previous clinical experience includes naturopathic treatment in a variety of settings, including an integrative cancer care hospital and community health centers for low-income families and people with HIV/AIDS. He is committed to the integration of naturopathic medicine in conventional cancer care and educating future naturopathic doctors.

Dr. Elise Benczkowski, ND - Instructor

Originally from Toronto, Dr. Benczkowski, ND is a graduate of the University of Toronto and CCNM, Class of 2014. After graduation, she completed a two-year, hospital-based residency in naturopathic oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and subsequently worked as a staff naturopathic doctor for the organization until she obtained fellowship status with the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). After a period of private practice in Maryland, Dr. Benczkowski, ND, is now currently a naturopathic doctor at the CCNM Integrative Cancer Centre, working to support patients with cancer at all stages of the disease with an integrative, patient-empowered approach.

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