Jacob Hill, ND, MS
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Program on Integrative Medicine
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Safety Considerations When Managing Dietary Supplements in Cancer Care
Jacob Hill’s main area of focus is integrative medicine and oncology. This lecture will cover various safety considerations regarding the combination of dietary supplements (herbal medicines, nutraceuticals, vitamins, minerals, etc.) and conventional cancer treatment. The lecture will discuss herb/drug interactions, mechanism interactions, food/drug interactions, as well as health systems and health behavior considerations. This lecture is intended to assist oncology providers in discussing dietary supplements with their patients and supporting the safe management of dietary supplements in cancer care.
• Define herb/drug interactions and identify potential safety concerns when using herbal medicines with cancer care.
• Describe and provide an example of a mechanism of interaction between a dietary supplement and cancer treatment medication.
• Discuss health systems and health behavior considerations that increase the risk of a safety concern regarding dietary supplements in cancer care.