Special Issue "Integrative Medicine in Pediatric Oncology"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Oncology and Hematology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Tracey F. Jubelirer

1. Divison of Oncology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19406, United States
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Interests: integrative medicine; supportive care; nutrition; pediatric oncology
Guest Editor
Dr. Susan F. Sencer

Cancer and Blood Disorders, Children's Minnesota, 2525 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA
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Phone: 6128136482
Interests: pediatric oncology; integrative oncology; supportive care; supplements; mucositis; nausea; leukemia

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Integrative oncology (IO) is a patient-centered and interdisciplinary specialty that blends complementary therapies and conventional oncology treatment, in order to promote health and wellness, improve symptom control, alleviate distress and reduce suffering. 

The field of pediatric integrative oncology, while still somewhat in its infancy, is burgeoning. Not only are patients and their families demanding access to and knowledge of integrative medicine, but the field is also rich with opportunity for research exploration and discovery. It has been well documented in the literature that children and adolescents with cancer use integrative or complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) in conjunction with conventional therapies. While more is being published regarding the use of integrative therapies in oncology, the literature is sparse on quality research in pediatric oncology with a significant gap compared with our adult counterparts.  

The goal of this Special Issue is to discuss the state of the science in the field of integrative oncology, focusing on advancements in clinical care, education, training and research. Pre-clinical research findings are particularly encouraged. Both reviews and original research will be considered for publication. We encourage submissions from multidisciplinary sources, which reflects the breadth of individuals currently working in the field of pediatric integrative oncology.

Dr. Tracey F. Jubelirer
Dr. Susan F. Sencer
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 550 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Pediatric cancer
  • Integrative oncology
  • Integrative medicine
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Supportive care
  • Symptom management

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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