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Integrative Cancer Care

Dugald Seely is a naturopathic doctor and researcher who is playing a leading role in helping develop the field of naturopathic and integrative oncology. As founder and Executive Director of the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC), Dr. Seely, ND is pioneering a contemporary cancer treatment model based on scientifically grounded, evidence-informed complementary medicine. With the establishment of the first integrative cancer care and research centre in Eastern Canada, Dr. Seely and his team are providing integrative care to people living with cancer and addressing research gaps in whole-systems of cancer care.

Dr. Seely completed his MSc in cancer research at the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). As a clinician scientist, Dr. Seely has been awarded over $10 million in competitive funding from numerous agencies including CIHR, CBCRA, the SickKids Foundation, the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, and the Gateway for Cancer Research. Dr. Seely has led clinical trials exploring natural therapies as well as helping to synthesize evidence relating to cancer care using natural therapies including the potential for drug/herb interactions.

Beyond the OICC, Dr. Seely serves as the Executive Director of Research & Clinical Epidemiology at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and is an Affiliate Investigator for the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Seely is currently Section Editor for Integrative Oncology of the journal, Current Oncology, and serves as board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP). Past board member for the Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO), Dr. Seely was also appointed to Health Canada's Expert Advisory Panel for the Vigilance of Health Products for which he served three years.

With over 50 Medline indexed peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Seely believes strongly in the ability of evidence-based medicine to effect positive change in the health care system and is actively building on this base. As an educator, researcher, clinician, and international speaker, Dr. Seely is seeking to help shift the health care system towards embracing a whole-person cancer care model that is espoused by integrative oncology.

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