Research and knowledge into all areas of holistic health and wellbeing support is continuing to grow. We are dedicated to providing valid data and information around the benefits of nutrition, movement and touch therapies, particularly relating to cancer care.

In addition, part of our mission is to stay aware and informed, contributing where relevant and constantly learning for the ultimate benefit of cancer patients and their loved ones. Here are some of the latest research articles that you may find of interest.

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Cancer is a global health challenge. In 2020, over 19 million people around the world were diagnosed with cancer, and almost 10 million died from the disease.


The intention of these trends is to increase our collective health literacy about preventable cancers. Health education for 40+-year-old women is globally trending and is a primary strategy for health promotion.

Wellness Trends for 2017 and beyond as identified at the Global Wellness Summit.

Equality and fairness in wellness was a common theme at this year’s Summit. Cancer sufferers, typically underserved when it comes to wellness options.

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

Penny Brohn Cancer Care supports massage as a safe and beneficial therapy for those with cancer when practised by a therapist with appropriate experience and/or training.

Massage Therapy Promising for Reducing Pain, Fatigue and Anxiety in Cancer Populations

The first (2016) systematic review to assess function-related outcomes and health-related quality of life in cancer pain populations concluded that massage therapy appears promising for reducing pain intensity/severity, fatigue and anxiety.

Swedish Massage Therapy Decreases Cancer-Related Fatigue

Trial from Emory University School of Medicine, studying breast cancer survivors, indicated that weekly Swedish massage therapy for six weeks produced clinically significant relief of CRF–a debilitating condition for cancer survivors.

Cochrane Review: Yoga Reduces Fatigue, Anxiety and Depression in Breast Cancer Patients

A 2017 Cochrane review concluded that the evidence supports yoga as an intervention for improving health-related quality of life and reducing fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression and anxiety for breast cancer patients.

Mindfulness-based Training Reduces Stress, Fatigue and Proinflammatory Signaling in Breast Cancer Survivors

A randomized controlled trial from UCLA showed that a 6-week program of Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS) led to significant short-term reductions in stress, proinflammatory gene expression and inflammatory signaling, post-intervention for women under-50 with breast cancer.

Cannabis: An Effective, Safe Option to Help Patients Cope with Cancer-Related Symptoms

A 2018 meta-review in the European Journal of Internal Medicine, analyzing 2,970 cancer patients treated with medical cannabis, found that cannabis was a well-tolerated, effective and safe palliative option for cancer-related symptoms–from nausea and lack of appetite to sleep problems and pain.

Integrative Oncology Care of Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Adults With Cancer

To provide evidence-based recommendations to health care providers on integrative approaches to managing anxiety and depression symptoms in adults living with cancer.

ASH in 30 Seconds Newsletter

Adam Feuerstein reporting, multiple myeloma in the spotlight.

Report on how massage heals sore muscles

An article by Nicholas Bakalar for the New York Times on How massage heals Sore Muscles.

Gentle Massage Improves Disease- and Treatment-Related Symptoms in Patientswith Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Significant improvements in levels of stress and health-related quality of life were observed in the massage therapy group

Breakthrough in understanding of how cancer spreads could lead to better treatments

Cambridge scientists have discovered that cancer cells ‘hijack’ a process used by healthy cells tospread around the body, completely changing current ways of thinking around cancer metastasis.

Effects of essential oils on central nervous system: Focus on mental health

Recent preclinical and clinical studies on essential oils have shown varying pharmacological responses in the nervous system leading to anxiolytic, antidepressant, sedative, and anticonvulsant effects.

World-first artificial intelligence to enhance radiotherapy and personalise cancer care

In a world-first, Western Sydney University researchers together with an expert team will utilise artificial intelligence to enhance radiotherapy.

Clinical trial to explore the use of artificial intelligence to improve breast cancer detection

A clinical trial is currently being developed to support an Australian-led research study examining the use of artificial intelligence in breast cancer screening to improve the accuracy, efficiency and overall patient experience.

AI helps ID cancer risk factors

A novel study from the University of South Australia has identified a range of metabolic biomarkers that could help predict the risk of cancer by deploying machine learning.