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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches

Jeffrey D. White, M.D., Director, Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Cancer Institute

Dr. White graduated from Cornell with a B.S. in 1979 and received an M.D. from Howard University in 1984. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine in 1987 and fellowships in oncology and hematology in 1990 at The Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. White joined the Metabolism Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 1990 where he served in various positions culminating as Director of the Clinical Trials and Clinical Care Program. While in the Metabolism Branch, he performed laboratory-based immunology research as well as clinical trials of monoclonal antibody approaches to cancer treatment. Dr. White also served as an oncology consultant to the Director of the NIH’s Office of Alternative Medicine and in October 1998 was chosen as the director of a new office in the NCI titled the Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This office seeks to promote and support research in the various disciplines and modalities associated with the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as they relate to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer.

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