Dr. Daniel Vicario, Co-founder, Medical Director, and Director of Integrative Oncology, is collaborating in broad-based Integrative Research projects. He is working with several researchers, nonprofit Institutes, and academic institutions to continue to expand research on the importance of embracing proven integrative healing modalities to support cancer patients. Research projects include the fields of nutrition, exercise, yoga, mind-body practices, massage, psychoneuroimmunology, acupuncture, biofield therapies, art therapy, aromatherapy, and others.

Dr. Vicario is also collaborating with practitioners, professionals, and researchers in naturopathic medicine, homeopathic medicine, and ancient healing traditions like Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and Indigenous medicine.

Current collaborations include:
-U.C. San Diego Cancer Services
-UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM): http://cim.ucsd.edu/
-UCSD Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health (CERTIH)
-Chopra Center and Chopra Foundation: https://www.choprafoundation.org/
-Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI): http://www.chi.is/
-Pacific Pearl, Guarneri Integrative Health: Pacific Pearl La Jolla – Integrative Health Services
-Miraglo Foundation: http://www.miraglofoundation.org/
-Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
-Institute Of Noetic Sciences (IONS): http://www.noetic.org/
-Resolution Care: Dr. Michael Fratkin and Team: http://www.resolutioncare.com

Recommended Websites

Society of Integrative Oncology -The mission of the Society for Integrative Oncology is to advance evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative healthcare to improve the lives of people affected by cancer

Academy of Integrative Medicine & Medicine – A global interprofessional integrative health association working to transform health care – body, mind, spirit, community, planet.

Consciousness and Healing Initiative – “CHI” augments and shares the knowledge and practice of consciousness and healing so that individuals and societies are empowered with the knowledge and tools to ignite their healing potential and thus lead to more healthy, fulfilling lives.

Please also take advantage of the collection of Integrative Oncology links in our Resource page, as well as the recently added Integrative Medicine links on the same page.


“Effects of Integrative Medicine on Pain and Anxiety among oncology inpatients. 2014”. Few studies have investigated the effectiveness of integrative medicine (IM) therapies on pain and anxiety
among oncology inpatients.

Commentary on the recent JNCI article “Use of Alternative Medicine for Cancer and Its Impact on Survival” by Dr. Daniel Vicario, SDCRI Medical Director

Well-Being During a Time of Crisis and Beyond Supporting a Culture of Mindfulness in Oncology Practices, Journal of Clinical Oncology, September 2020

Integrative Therapies During and After Breast Cancer Treatment ASCO Endorsement of the SIO Clinical Practice Guideline Summary, Journal of Clinical Oncology, June 2018

Care After Chemotherapy Peripheral Neuropathy, Cannabis for Symptom Control, and Mindfulness, American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book, May 2018

Targeting Depressive Symptoms in Younger Breast Cancer Survivors. The Pathways to Wellness Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness Meditation and Survivorship, Journal of Clinical Oncology, August 2021

Interest and Willingness to Pay for Integrative Therapies of Patients With Cancer and Caregivers, Journal of Clinical Oncology, January 2021

Interest and Willingness to Pay for Integrative Therapies of Patients with Cancer and Caregivers, American Society of Clinical Oncology Post, April 2021

Integrative Oncology articles. Art Therapy. Developing a Community for Patients with Cancer, Journal of Clinical Oncology, October 2020


November 6, 2021
Integrative Oncology Presentation by Dr. Daniel Vicario at a Naturopathic Doctors Conference

November 20th, 2020
Ask Me Anything with Dr. Dan Vicario, MD
In this YouTube video, you will see a wonderful interview with our own Dr. Daniel Vicario, hosted by the founder of Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), Dr. Shamini Jain, Ph.D..
“While employing the diagnostic tools and treatments often found in Western Medicine, Dr. Vicario has pioneered integrating complementary healing modalities to help put his patients in the best possible space to receive treatment and meet the challenges treatment brings. Join us to ask questions and gain insights to help improve your client’s ability to heal or your own healing journey.”

April 2018
Dr. Mimi Guarneri Interviews Dr. Daniel Vicario, Integrative Oncologist at Pacific Pearl La Jolla

May 22nd, 2017
Comprehensive Cancer Care: Integrative Oncology with Medical Oncologist Daniel Vicario, co-founder of the San Diego Cancer Center, talks about his pioneering research in integrating Western medicine with ancient healing techniques as he develops comprehensive treatment plans for his patients. In this conversation with Paul J. Mills of UC San Diego, Dr. Vicario gives examples of treatments that have led to a decrease in symptoms, fewer doctor visits, and a higher quality of life for those who are responsive to holistic cancer care.

November 2015
Presentation Slides: Vicario. Integrative Oncology Presentation. UCSD CERTIH, HI-Med and CIMH. November 10, 2015. Slides on PDF.

August 2011
Integrative Oncology Presentation” for the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine, with Dr. Daniel Vicario, M.D., 2011

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