On Campus Program

Integrative Cancer Care Navigation Training

For healthcare professionals, cancer survivor advocates, and interested non-professionals.

Experience a powerful new paradigm in whole-person care that supports patients on all levels, improving the cancer experience.

Developed by Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, and taught by renowned experts in integrative cancer care, this program is the nation’s leading professional training in integrative navigation. Through immersive instruction and experiential learning, gain the knowledge, resources, and tools needed to

  • Create a space of safety, compassionate listening, and support for patients and  caregivers throughout the cancer continuum
  • Increase patients’ knowledge of available resources to better cope with cancer and reduce stress
  • Guide patients in the responsible selection and use of appropriate evidence-based complementary therapies for healing and well-being
  • Offer patients a deeper level of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual support.

Come explore opportunities for self-care and personal healing, and be inspired to transform the experience of cancer for your patients.

Recommended reading Carole O’Toole, Healing Outside the Margins, Lise N. Alschuler, The Definitive Guide to Cancer, Michael A. Lerner, Choices in Healing.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
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Program Theme
Complementary Health


Carole O’Toole, MS, an integrative navigator for more than 20 years, is director of Smith Center’s Institute for Integrative Oncology Navigation, and is the author of two books on integrative cancer care.

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Laura Pole, oncology clinical nurse specialist and health-supportive chef, is co-leader of Smith Center’s integrative navigation training.

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Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor, board certified in naturopathic oncology, and coauthor of The Definitive Guide to Cancer and The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer.

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Greg L. Finch, DMin, MDiv, MTS, BED, former director of field services for the National Center for Creative Aging, directs leadership development training for Wild Geese Among Us.

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Gary Deng, MD, PhD, is medical director of integrative medicine service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

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