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Collaborative Oncology - Level 1
Pacific Rim College
Suite 229, Market Square, 560 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC V8W 3C6
250-483-2119 (phone)
Event Start Date: 04-06-2019
Event End Date: 04-07-2019

Event Start Time: 9:00 AM
Event Duration: 8

Event Topic: Cancer
Organization: Pacific Rim College
Instructor: Chanchal Cabrera

Event Description

This weekend course will cover the following:

  • What cancer is, how it starts, how it progresses, what goes wrong and what can be done to counteract the aberrant cell behaviors
  • Cancer prevention and immune building protocols
  • Why the liver is so important and how to support it
  • Stress, Liver and the Immune system in cancer – materia medica for building the foundation (adaptogens, alteratives and immune tonics)
  • How to read blood work and pathology reports, what other ways of testing are open to herbalists and how to assess the cancer patient.


  • Understanding the biomechanics of cancer – pathophysiology, disease initiation and progression
  • Review of health foundations – liver & detox pathways, stress and adaptogens, immune support


  • Assessing the cancer patient and specific treatment planning
  • Individualizing the protocols – treatment planning: tests and assessments, stabilizing DNA, modulating growth factors, anti-angiogenesis, strengthening connective tissue, normalizing hormones

Learning objectives:

After completion of Holistic Oncology Level 1 the student shall be able to:

  • Recognize and mitigate exogenous risk factors for cancer – diet, environment, stress
  • Assess for and clinically control for endogenous risk factors for cancer – glycation, oxidative stress load, detoxification pathways, coagulopathies
  • Assess for and clinically control co-morbidities and symptoms of cancer
  • Create a comprehensive foundation treatment plan for a cancer patient, taking into account their unique oncologic typology

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