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Chloe E. Atreya, MD, PhD, is a medical oncologist who specializes in gastrointestinal cancers, particularly colorectal cancer, at the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center. As a physician-scientist with a PhD in Pharmacology, she has expertise in bridging clinical practice and research. Her research focuses on the interplay of tumor biology, lifestyle factors, and response to therapies for colorectal cancer— with the goal of improving patient outcomes and quality of life by personalizing treatment.

Dr. Atreya is the Principal Investigator of several clinical trials and other research studies. Current projects include studying the impact of the gut microbiome on the metabolism of oral chemotherapy, novel strategies for targeting genetically defined subsets of metastatic colorectal cancer, and the Being Present mindfulness meditation program for patients with advanced cancer and caregivers. Dr. Atreya is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion who strives to address cancer disparities in research and clinical care. She believes that optimal care requires the integration of effective cancer treatment with symptom management and values-based lifestyle support.

Kavita K. Mishra, MD, MPH, is an internationally renowned cancer care expert who provides integrative oncology consultations to people living with and beyond cancer. Dr. Mishra has published multiple significant research articles and delivered numerous presentations globally. She is active in the Integrative Oncology Working Group as the Mind-Body Medicine co-lead and the Society for Integrative Oncology's Health Equity Committee. She is also part of the UCSF Collaborative to Advise on Reopening Education Safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Mishra integrates scientific evidence for holistic healing approaches to complement cancer care in a safe, effective, and personalized manner. Her work emphasizes the use of mind-body practices and builds on practical health resources for lifestyle changes to coordinate care with the patients’ medical, radiation, and surgical pathway.

Aspiring to empower patients through cancer care education and support, Dr. Mishra approaches each consultation with best practices from a multitude of resources, including mindfulness exercises, nutrition, physical activity, yoga/movement, sleep hygiene, acupuncture, bodywork therapy, guided imagery, biofeedback, and meditation. Dr. Mishra’s goals are to enhance the quality of life and well-being during and beyond one’s cancer journey.

At the end of this activity learners will be able to: 

1.   Outline the theoretical rationale and clinical evidence supporting mindfulness-based interventions in clinical cancer practice guidelines for common symptoms experienced by cancer patients such as distress, anxiety, depression, cancer-related fatigue, and adult cancer pain. 

2.   Reflect on critical gaps in the current evidence base including understudied populations for tailoring mindfulness-based interventions, i.e. patients in treatment for metastatic cancer, patients with non-breast cancer diagnoses, men, patients with language barriers, and racial and ethnic minority patients with cancer

3.   Analyze the utility of group medical visit constructs in sharing mindfulness practices and constructing mind-body medicine prescriptions.

This event is eligible for CME/CEU credit. To receive CME/CEU credit, you must certify your attendance in the last 10 minutes of the session by clicking the link provided in the Zoom chat of the presentation.

 Accreditation Statement: 

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians and allied health professionals. 

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit maximum reflects all Osher Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds to be offered in Fiscal Year 2023. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Acupuncturists: This live activity is approved by the State of California Acupuncture Board for 1 hour of Category 1 CE course credit (provider number 1377).

CME Disclosure Statement:

Planners: Shelley Adler, PhD; Selena Chan, DO; Anand Dhruva, MD; and Patty Moran, PhD, have no relationships to disclose.

Speakers: Kavita Mishra, MD has no financial relationships to disclose.Chloe Atreya, MD has disclosed the following financial relationships:

  • Consulting or Advisory Role: Pionyr Immunotherapeutics
  • Research Funding: Erasca, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Guardant Health, Genentech, GossamerBio
  • Honorarium Recipient: Inivata, Research to Practice, Total Health, More Health, Pfizer, Foundation Medicine


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Meeting ID: 980 3454 7274

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Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 980 3454 7274

Password: 303790