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Integrative Cancer Therapies | Dr. Donald Abrams

Dr. Donald Abrams

Integrative Medicine:

Experience: 30 years

Institution: UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Integrative Cancer Therapies

Dr. Donald Abrams, Integrative Oncologist, UCSF

Dr. Donald Abrams is a leading integrative oncologist at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UC San Francisco (UCSF).

Dr. Abram shares with us some of his most recommended resources for those of us navigating cancer. From cancer nutrition and diet to natural supplements and discussions around medical cannabis and how to use mind, body, spirit practices, from physical activity, yoga, traditional Chinese medicine, to meditation.


Dr. Abram’s Recommendations on Resources

Cancer nutrition and diet

Dr. Donald Abrams, a leading integrative oncologist at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF, leads us through topics across nutrition in cancer—good cancer diet, sugar, inflammatory foods, and more.

Natural Supplements (Vitamins, Cannabis, Mushrooms)

Dr. Abrams shares his insights and recommendations on different kinds of natural supplements. He also discusses his insights on CBD and medicinal mushrooms.

Mind, Body & Spirit Practices

Dr. Abrams, being a leading integrative oncologist at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF, also discusses mind, body and spirit practices for integrative healing.

About Dr. Donald Abrams

An integrative oncologist at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He was one of the original clinicians/investigators to recognize many of the early AIDS-related conditions.  

His integrative oncology interests are in medicinal mushrooms, Traditional Chinese Medicine interventions, and nutrition.  He co-edited the Oxford University Press textbook Integrative Oncology with Andrew Weil, M.D. Dr. Abrams is a member of the National Cancer Institute PDQ CAM Editorial Board. He was President of the Society for Integrative Oncology in 2010.

Education and Training
  • Fellowship in Hematology-Oncology, UCSF Cancer Research Institute 
  • Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Residency Training, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco
  • MD, Stanford University
  • AB, Molecular Biology, Brown University 

Thank you so much, Dr. Abrams!

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Dr. Donald Abrams



Integrative Medicine:



Experience: 30 years



Institution: UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
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2 replies on “Integrative Cancer Therapies | Dr. Donald Abrams”

Hello, thank you for putting this together, it is very helpful. Can you please check the link for the rest of the topics? Which I clicked on Natural Supplements, it would lead me to “Blood Cancer Treatment
A Conversation with Dr. Farrukh Awan” Thanks!

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