Clinical management of locally advanced breast cancer remains challenging as patients have a high risk for relapse, especially those patients whose tumors over-express the HER-2/neu (HER2+) oncogenic protein and have limited expression of estrogen receptors (ER-).
The primary goal of this study is to conduct a methodologically rigorous investigation of a hyperthermia-based, medically monitored, detoxification protocol in order to assess the impact of sauna use on potential reductions in blood polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) concentrations.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is considered a progressive and irreversible neurodegenerative disease. Current therapies improve disease symptoms, however none alter the underlying degenerative course.
Cannabis has been legalized in multiple states, both medically and recreationaly, and its use becoming more widely accepted. This survey seeks to describe the use patterns, beliefs, and any therapeutic benefits or side effects experienced by Cannabis users.
The purpose of this project is to study the alterations in iron metabolism present in patients with Parkinson’s disease as compared to healthy subjects, and the effect of lifestyle habits on iron levels.
We are recruiting both healthy participants (age 52-82) and PD patients: if interested, please call 425-602-3316.
Bastyr Integrative Oncolgy Reserch Center (BIORC) is actively recruiting participants with colon cancer at any stage to take part in an observational research study. By studying how cancer reacts when treated with naturopathic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and mind-body therapies, we hope to uncover complementary and alternative medical (CAM) solutions that help patients fight cancer while also managing the effects of chemotherapy.
This study explores if changes in serum iron levels and iron binding proteins are associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
This program will train eight post-doctoral fellows, each up to a period of three years, plus 30 pre-doctoral fellows in CAM research. Eighteen Bastyr and other local university faculty members are training post- and pre-doctoral fellows.
The Mediterranean diet provides a socially acceptable framework for the inclusion of grains, pulses, legumes, nuts, vegetables and both fresh and dried fruit into a nutrient-rich everyday diet. The precise balance between good nutrition, affordability and acceptable social norms is an area that deserves further study. The new Mediterranean diet can be a valuable tool in helping to stem the global obesity epidemic.