Wayne Jonas and Host Michael Lerner

Catching up to the Science of Cancer Care

~Co-presented by The New School at Commonweal and CancerChoices~

Our knowledge about the biology of cancer has grown tremendously in the last two decades. We now know that the environment in which cancer cells grow are as important as the cancer cell in the management of cancer. Attending to that environment—the immunology, metabolism, microbiome, and our lifestyle and psychosocial environment of the person—should be a routine part of cancer care. Join Host Michael Lerner in this conversation with Dr. Wayne Jonas about how whole-person care can become part of routine oncology.

Download Dr. Wayne Jonas’ Presentation 12-8-22 at TNS to follow along with the audio podcast.

Wayne B. Jonas, MD

Wayne is a practicing family physician, an expert in integrative health and healthcare delivery, and a widely published scientific investigator. Dr. Jonas is the executive director of Samueli Integrative Health Programs, increasing awareness and access to integrative health and supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes in the areas of stress, pain, and resilience. Dr. Jonas is a retired lieutenant colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army. He has served as director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health and as the director of the Medical Research Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. His books include the 2018 best seller How Healing Works: Get Well and Stay Well Using Your Hidden Power to Heal.

Host Michael Lerner

Michael is the president and co-founder of Commonweal. His principal work at Commonweal is with the Cancer Help Program, CancerChoices.org, the Omega Resilience Projects, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, and The New School at Commonweal. He was the recipient of a MacArthur Prize Fellowship for contributions to public health in 1983 and is author of Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Therapies (MIT Press).