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Our Publications, Abstracts, & Interviews

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Dr. Shauna M. Birdsall, ND, FABNO

Publications

Birdsall SM, Weiss GJ. Assessing potential herb-drug interactions: A clinical decision-making guideline to mitigate patient risk. Integrative Cancer Science and Therapeutics 2014; 1(2): 30-34

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Birdsall SM, Birdsall TC, Tims LA. The Use of Medical Marijuana in Cancer. Current Oncology Reports 2016; 18(7): 40. doi: 10.1007/s11912-016-0530-0

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Hill J, Hodsdon W, Schor J, McKinney N, Rubin D, Seely D, Parmar G, Birdsall TC, Alschuler L, Lamson D, Birdsall SM, Zwickey H. Naturopathic Oncology Modified Delphi Panel. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2016; 15(1): 69-79

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E. Marsden, G. Nigh, S. Birdsall, H. Wright, M. Traub.Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians: Principles of Care Guidelines. Current Oncology. 2019 Feb; 26(1): 12–18.

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Interviews
  1. Radiation Therapy and Its Side-Effects: An Interview with Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO. Natural Medicine Journal May 2014; 6 (5)Link: https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2014-05/radiation-therapy-and-its-side-effects-interview-shauna-birdsall-nd-fabno 
  2. Supporting Patients During Chemotherapy with Naturopathic Strategies: An Interview with Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO. Natural Medicine Journal April 2014; 6 (4)Link: https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2014-04/supporting-patients-during-chemotherapy-naturopathic-strategies-interview-shauna 
  3. What Every Clinician Needs to Know About Cancer-related Dermatology: An Interview with Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO. Natural Medicine Journal October 2019; 11 (101)Link: https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2019-10/what-every-clinician-needs-know-about-cancer-related-dermatology
Book Publications

Contributing Author for The Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology: A Desktop Guide for Integrative Cancer Care by Gurdev Parmar, ND, FABNO and Tina Kaczor, ND, FABO. February 2020
https://textbookofnaturopathiconcology.com/

Abstracts
  1. Cain L, Flynn J, Kelly D, Eden B, Sumner M, Anderson K, Birdsall SM, Martin J, Dounaevskaia L, and Alschuler L.  Effect of complementary alternative medical (CAM) therapy on tumor response, control and recurrence in prostate cancer patients (PCpts) treated with radiation therapy (RT). Society for Integrative Oncology, Boston, MA, November  2006
  2. Lay T, Bregenzer M, Alschuler LN, Birdsall SM, Martin J, Dounaevskaia L,  Birdsall TC, Ashby A, Aschtgen C, Staren DM, Cabugason E, and Braun DP. Morbidities Associated with Chemotherapy + Radiation Therapy in Breast Cancer and Lymphoma Patients who Receive Concomitant CAM Treatment. Society for Integrative Oncology, Boston, MA, November 2006
  3. Birdsall TC, Levin RD, Alschuler L, Daehler M, Birdsall SM, Martin J,  Dounaevskaia L, Lis CG, and Braun DP. Effect of complementary alternative medical (CAM) therapy on pain and fatigue in pancreatic cancer patients. ASCO, Chicago, IL, June 2007
  4. Birdsall TC, Levin RD, Alschuler L, Daehler M, Birdsall SM, Martin J,  Dounaevskaia L, Lis CG, Braun, DP. Effect of complementary alternative medical (CAM) therapy on pain and fatigue in pancreatic cancer patients. ASCO GI Symposium, Orlando, FL January 2008.
  5. Birdsall TC, Cain L, Martin J, Birdsall SM, Wiersum L, Anderson K, Eden B, Flynn J, Kelly D, and Braun DP. Anti-Oxidant Dietary Supplements Do Not Interfere with the Effectiveness of Radiation Therapy in Prostate Cancer Patients. Society for Integrative Oncology, Atlanta, GA, November 2008.
  6. Birdsall TC, Cain L, Martin J, Birdsall SM, Wiersum L, Anderson K, Eden B, Flynn J, Kelly D, and Braun DP. The effect of naturopathic and nutritional supplement treatment on tumor response, control and survival in prostate cancer patients treated with radiation therapy. ASCO, Chicago, IL, June 2009. Abstract
  7. Birdsall SM, Birdsall TC. Dietary supplements used concurrently with conventional treatment – a methodology for prevention of interactions. Society for Integrative Oncology, Houston, TX, October 2014 Poster
  8. Tims LA, Birdsall SM, Mitchell S, Kerievsky A, Sherman LR, Bhatti H, Weiss GJ. Efficacy of Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng) for cancer-related fatigue: a retrospective study. Society for Integrative Oncology, Chicago, IL, November 2017.
Editorial Contributions

Editorial Advisory Board for Alternative Medicine Magazine’s Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing by Lise N. Alschuler, ND and Karolyn A. Gazella. June 2007
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/199685/the-definitive-guide-to-cancer-3rd-edition-by-lise-n-alschuler-and-karolyn-a-gazella/ 

Dr. Timothy C. Birdsall, ND, FABNO

Publications

Lammersfeld CA, Levin MD, Reilly P, Coyne JW, Birdsall TC, Markman M. Assuring Quality of Dietary Supplements for Cancer Patients: An Integrative Formulary Systems Approach. Integr Med (Encinitas). 2017;16(5):38-44. 

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Birdsall SM, Birdsall TC, Tims LA. The Use of Medical Marijuana in Cancer. Curr Oncol Rep. 2016;18(7):40. doi:10.1007/s11912-016-0530-0 

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Birdsall TC. Nature, Nurture, and Bad Luck: Revisiting the Link Between Diet, Lifestyle, and Cancer.  Integr Med (Encinitas). 2016 Mar;15(1):22-3. 

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Hill J, Hodsdon W, Schor J, McKinney N, Rubin, D, Seely D, Parmar G, Birdsall TC, Alschuler, L, Lamson D, Birdsall SM, Zwickey H. Naturopathic Oncology Modified Delphi Panel. Integr Cancer Ther. 2016;15(1):69-79. doi:10.1177/1534735415589983 

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Witt CM, Pérard M, Berman B, Berman S, Birdsall TC, et al. Using the framework of corporate culture in “mergers” to support the development of a cultural basis for integrative medicine – guidance for building an integrative medicine department or service. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2015 Jan 19;9:113-20. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S66778. 

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Braun DP, Gupta D, Birdsall TC, Sumner M, Staren ED. Effect of Naturopathic and Nutritional Supplement Treatment on Tumor Response, Control, and Recurrence in Patients with Prostate Cancer Treated with Radiation Therapy. J Altern Complement Med 2012 Oct 4; doi:10.1089/acm.2011.0657 

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Birdsall TC. St. John’s wort and irinotecan-induced diarrhea. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2007;220(1):108-110. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2006.12.019 

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Gupta D, Lis CG, Birdsall TC, Grutsch JF. The use of dietary supplements in a community hospital comprehensive cancer center: implications for conventional cancer care. Supportive Care Cancer 2005; 13(11):912-919. 

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Birdsall TC, Rey SM, Martin JE, Rogers M. Integrative Tumor Board: Advanced Breast Cancer-Naturopathic Medicine Analysis. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2002; 1(2):179-214. 

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Stark JJ, Anderson GT, Birdsall TC, Nixon D, Zang E, Haase GM. Micronutrient Supplementation for Patients with Metastatic Cancer. Nutr Cancer 2000;38(2):296-298. [Letter] 

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Calabrese C, Myer S, Munson S, Turet P, Birdsall TC. A Cross-over Study of the Effect of a Single Oral Feeding of Medium Chain Triglyceride Oil vs. Canola Oil on Post-Ingestion Plasma Triglyceride Levels in Healthy Men. Altern Med Rev 1999;4(1):17-22. 

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Birdsall TC. 5-Hydroxytryptophan: A clinically-effective serotonin precursor. Altern Med Rev 1998;3(4):271-280. 

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Birdsall TC. Accessing Alternative Medicine information On-line. Altern Med Rev 1998;3(3):169. [Editorial] 

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Birdsall TC. Therapeutic Applications of Taurine. Altern Med Rev 1998;3(2):128-136. 

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Birdsall TC. Confronting Cardiovascular Disease. Altern Med Rev 1998;3(1):3. [Editorial] 

Birdsall TC. Prevention of corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis. Ann Intern Med. 1997;127(1):90. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-127-1-199707010-00025 

Birdsall TC. Gastrointestinal Candidiasis: Fact or Fiction? Altern Med Rev 1997;2(5):346-354. 

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Birdsall TC. Homocysteine—The Next Major Laboratory Marker? Altern Med Rev 1997;2(4):233. [Editorial] 

Birdsall TC, Kelly GS. Berberine: Therapeutic Potential of an Alkaloid Found in Several Medicinal Plants. Altern Med Rev 1997;2(2):94-103. 

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Birdsall TC. Natural Medicine in the Crosshairs. Altern Med Rev 1997 2(1):3. [Editorial] 

Miller AL, Birdsall, TC. Etiology and Conservative Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Altern Med Rev 1997;2(1):26-35. 

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Birdsall, TC. Primary Prevention of Pregnancy Complications. Altern Med Rev 1996;1(4):215. [Editorial] 

Birdsall, TC. Cardiovascular Disease – Beyond Cholesterol. Altern Med Rev 1996;1(3):131. [Editorial] 

Birdsall, TC. The Biological Effects and Clinical Uses of the Pineal Hormone Melatonin. Altern Med Rev 1996; 1(2):94-102. 

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Birdsall, TC. Zinc Picolinate: Absorption and Supplementation. Altern Med Rev 1996; 1(1):26-30. 

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Birdsall, TC. L-Tryptophan. JAMA 1990; 264(8):969-970. [Letter] 

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Interviews

Birdsall T. Timothy Birdsall, ND: facilitating hope in integrative cancer treatment. Interview by Frank Lampe and Suzanne Snyder. Altern Ther Health Med.2009;15(4):64-74. 

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Cantalupe J. Fighting Cancer: Finding the Right Approach. Health Leaders. July 2010, 28-31. 

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Book Publications

Murray MT, Birdsall TC, Pizzorno J, Reilly P. How To Prevent and Treat Cancer With Natural Medicine. New York: Riverhead Books; 2002. 

Meeting Abstracts & Poster Presentations

Birdsall SM, Birdsall TC. Dietary Supplements used concurrently with Conventional Treatment – A Methodology for Prevention of Interactions. Posterpresentation at the 2014 Society of Integrative Oncology Conference.
DOI: 10.13140/2.1.2178.5608 

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Lis CG, Levin RD, Grutsch JF, Birdsall TC, Wood PA, et al. Effect of evening melatonin on the survival of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (ANSCLC). J Clin Oncol 2014;32(15 Suppl):e19068. Abstract submitted for the 2014 American Societ of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting.
DOI: 10.1200/jco.2014.32.15_suppl.e19068 

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Markman M, Levin M, Reilly P, Coyne JW, Lammersfeld C, Birdsall TC. Assuring dietary supplement quality for cancer patients: An integrated formulary systems approach. J Clin Oncol 2013;31(15 Suppl):e20663. Abstract submitted for the 2013 American Societ of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. 

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Johnson DM, Edwards E, Rosales A, Birdsall, TC, Staren ED, Braun DP. Maitake D-Fraction, a natural mushroom extract, synergizes with Interleukin-2 for increased lytic activity of peripheral blood mononuclear cells against various human tumor cell histologies. Cancer Res. 2012;72(8 Suppl):Abstract nr 3515; doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.AM2012-3515. Abstract submitted for the 2012 American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting. 

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Braun DP, Rosales A, Brown K, Birdsall TC, Staren ED, Johnson DM. Resveratrol increases sensitivity of human peritoneal cancer cells to macrophage-mediated cytolysisCancer Res 2012;72(8 Suppl):Abstract nr 1552. doi:1538-7445.AM2012-1552. Abstract submitted for the 2012 American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting. 

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Johnson DM, Staren AE, Birdsall TC, Staren ED, Braun DP. Epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG) as a natural product (NP) with potent antitumor activity against human ovarian cancer. Cancer Res 2010;70(8 Suppl):Abstract nr 5610. doi: 10.1158/1158-7445.AM10-5610. Abstract submitted for the 2010 American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting. 

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Braun DP, Johnson DM, Staren AE, Birdsall TC, Staren ED. Resveratrol as a modulator of human tumor proliferation and immunologic sensitivity.Cancer Res 2010;70(8 Suppl):Abstract nr 5609. doi: 10.1158/1538-7445/AM10-5609. Abstract submitted for the 2010 American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting. 

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Lis CG, Birdsall TC, Stark J, Cain L, et al. Identifying Symptom Clusters in Breast Cancer: Implications on Patient Quality of Life. Abstract submitted for the 2009 San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference. Cancer Res 2009;69(24 Suppl):Abstract nr 5043. 

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DM Johnson, NG Katsantonis, TC Birdsall, ED Staren and DP Braun. Anti-proliferative effect of epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG) in combination with cancer chemotherapy on human malignant melanoma. Abstract submitted for the 2009 Society for Integrative Oncology.  

DP Braun, DM Johnson, NG Katsantonis, TC Birdsall, and ED StarenPluripotent Activity of Resveratrol in the Context of Integrative Oncologic Care. Abstract submitted for the 2009 Society for Integrative Oncology.  

TC Birdsall, L Cain, J Martin, SM Birdsall, L Wiersum, K Anderson, B Eden, J Flynn, D Kelly, and DP Braun. The effect of naturopathic and nutritional supplement treatment on tumor response, control and survival in prostate cancer patients treated with radiation therapy. Abstract submitted for the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

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TC Birdsall, L Cain, J Martin, SM Birdsall, L Wiersum, K Anderson, B Eden, J Flynn, D Kelly, and DP Braun. Anti-Oxidant Dietary Supplements Do Not Interfere with the Effectiveness of Radiation Therapy in Prostate Cancer Patients. Abstract submitted for the 2008 Society for Integrative Oncology.  

TC Birdsall, CG Lis, RD Levin, JF Grutsch, M Daehler, and D Gupta. Survival outcomes of advanced non-small cell lung cancer in an integrative treatment setting: the Cancer Treatment Centers of America® experience.Abstract submitted for the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

L Cain, K Campbell, K Gilbert, J Stark, CG Lis, TC Birdsall, JF Grutsch, S Williams, D Gupta. The impact of insomnia on patient satisfaction with quality of life in advanced cancer – a longitudinal analysisAbstract submitted for the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

J Stark, K Campbell, L Cain, K Gilbert, CG. Lis, TC Birdsall, JF Grutsch, S Williams, and D Gupta. Pain affects patient satisfaction with quality of life in advanced cancer – a longitudinal analysis. Abstract submitted for the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

TC Birdsall, RD Levin, L Alschuler, M Daehler, SM Birdsall, J Martin, L Dounaevskaia, CG Lis, and DP Braun. Effect of complementary alternative medical (CAM) therapy on pain and fatigue in pancreatic cancer patients. Abstract submitted for the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

RD Levin, R Neelam, PG Vashi, TC Birdsall, C Lammersfeld, L Alschuler, JF Grutsch, M Daehler, D Gupta, CG Lis. Survival Outcomes of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer in an Integrative Treatment Setting: the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Experience. Abstract submitted for the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

RD Levin, R Neelam, PG Vashi, TC Birdsall, C Lammersfeld, L Alschuler, JF Grutsch, M Daehler, D Gupta, CG Lis. Quality of life outcomes of pancreatic cancer in an integrative treatment setting: the Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaexperienceAbstract submitted for the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

TC Birdsall, LN Alschuler, J Martin, L Dounaevskaia, SM Birdsall, A Ashby, C Aschtgen, B Eden, DM Staren,  E Cabugason, and DP Braun. Effect of Concomitant Naturopathic Therapies on Clinical Tumor Response to External Beam Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Oral abstract presentation at the Society for Integrative Oncology, Boston, MA, November, 2006. 

T Lay, M Bregenzer, LN Alschuler, SM Birdsall, J Martin, L Dounaevskaia, TC Birdsall,  A Ashby, C Aschtgen, DM Staren,  Cabugason, and DP Braun.  Morbidities Associated with Chemotherapy + Radiation Therapy in Breast Cancer and Lymphoma Patients who Receive Concomitant CAM Treatment.  Poster presentation at the Society for Integrative Oncology, BostonMA, November, 2006 

TC Birdsall, C Lammersfeld, K Puckett, P McCray, L Alschuler, S Maravilla, J Granick, D Gupta, JF Grutsch, CG LisQuality of Life Outcomes in an Integrative Cancer Treatment Setting: the Cancer Treatment Centers of America â Experience.Poster Presentation at the Society for Integrative Oncology, BostonMA, November, 2006 

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