Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective (Level 1)

with Chanchal Cabrera, January 21-22, 2017

Course Information

‘Cancer’ has to be one of the most frightening words a person can hear, and yet the latest statistics suggest that 2 out of 5 Canadians (45% of men and 42% of women) are expected to develop cancer during their lifetimes and 1 out of 4 Canadians (29% of men and 24% of women) is expected to die from cancer. Herbal practitioners need to be comfortable working with patients who are profoundly ill, sometimes dying, and who are heavily medicated. This is difficult and demanding work, emotionally rewarding and emotionally draining too. It requires deep empathy, strong boundaries, meticulous research and a huge commitment. But when patients report successes and when they get complete remissions then it is all worthwhile. Chanchal has been specializing in collaborative oncology for 15 years and will be teaching from her extensive clinical experience with hundreds of cancer patients.

In this fast-paced and information-rich seminar you will learn:

Day 1

  • Understanding the biomechanics of cancer – pathophysiology,  disease initiation and progression.
  • How to read blood work, what other ways of testing are open to herbalists and how to assess the cancer patient.
  • Cancer prevention and immune building protocols.
  • Why the liver is so important and how to support it.

Day 2

  • Individualizing the protocols – treatment planning: tests and assessments, stabilizing DNA, modulating growth factors, anti-angiogenesis, strengthening connective tissue, normalizing hormones.
  • Materia Medica for cancer – how to use the cyto-toxic herbs to selectively target cancer cells and trigger apoptosis.

Course Instructor

Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG, has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987 and obtained her MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003. Her clinical specialty is helping people manage cancer. Chanchal has held the faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster since 2004. She serves on the board of advisors of Dominion Herbal College in Burnaby, on the editorial board of Medical Herbalism clinical newsletter and she publishes widely in professional journals and lectures internationally on medical herbalism, nutrition and health. Chanchal is the author of the book ‘Fibromyalgia – A Journey Toward Healing’ published by Contemporary Books. She is a certified Master Gardener and a certified Horticulture Therapist.

Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where she and her husband farm 7 acres. They grow food for 10 households, culinary herbs for restaurants and medicinal herbs for her clinic. They also run therapy gardens for people with disabilities and host internships in organic farming and herbal medicine. In 2009 Chanchal was honored with a Fellowship in the NIMH for service to the profession over 25 years.

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, January 21-22, 2017, 9:00am-6:00pm (Saturday) and 9:00am-4:00pm (Sunday)

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until December 1)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until December 1)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until December 1)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.

Course Registration

To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.

Withdrawal Policy

For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.