Keith I. Block, MD, widely regarded as the ‘father’ of integrative oncology, combines cutting-edge conventional treatments with individualised and scientifically-based innovative, complementary and nutraceutical therapies. In 1980, he co-founded the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Skokie, Illinois, the first such facility in North America. This model continues to set the standard for the practice of a comprehensive, individualised approach to cancer treatment in the U.S.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Block is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Integrative Cancer Therapies. He is also the Scientific Director of the Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Education, where he has collaborated with colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and Bar Ilan University in Israel. In 2005, he was appointed to the National Cancer Institute’s Physician Data Query (PDQ) Cancer CAM Editorial Board, on which he continues to serve today.
Dr. Block has more than 150 publications in scientific journals and books relevant to nutritional and integrative oncology. He is also the author of Life Over Cancer, published in April, 2009.