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Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms) for Cancer-Related Distress: New Hope from Ancient Medicine

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:30pm to 6:45pm

Virtual Event View stream information No cost to attend, but pre-registration is required.
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Psilocybin and other psychedelics have been shown to have powerfully positive effects for a variety of issues, including psychological stressors experienced by people living with cancer. These interventions are now being studied for their healing powers in clinical trials across the country, including at UCSF, and are now accepted as medicines of the future in Oregon.

Join us for a presentation by David Bullard, PhD, to learn about these naturally-occurring medicines and the research describing their commonly-reported effects of a greater sense of peace and well-being, even with the uncertainties facing people experiencing the challenges of cancer. While not yet studied with brain cancer patients, discussion will explore what these healing states are and other potential routes to achieving them.

Dr. Bullard is a UCSF clinical professor in Medicine and in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Weill Institute of Neurosciences, as well as a mentor for the Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

We will also hear from a brain tumor patient about his direct experiences with psilocybin.

After the presentations, at around 6:45, attendees are invited to stay "After the Show," for an unrecorded, informal discussion on the topic.

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This webinar is sponsored by the UCSF Sheri Sobrato Brisson Brain Cancer Survivorship Program.

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