Dr. Jun James Mao, MD, MSCE is an assistant professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an active member of the Cancer Control and Prevention program of the Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Mao also co-chairs the Penn Integrative Oncology Working Group at the Abramson Cancer Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champion and then Medical Doctoral degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Mao completed his family medicine residency training at the Somerset Family Medicine Residency, affiliated with the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey. Most recently, Dr. Mao completed an academic fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine while obtaining a Master’s Degree in Clinical Epidemiology. In addition to being a board certified family physician, Dr. Mao is a licensed physician acupuncturist who practices integrative medicine. Dr. Mao’s research focuses on investigating the effects, mechanism, and integration of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for symptom management among cancer patients and survivors.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) as “a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine.”1 NCCAM has classified CAM therapies into five distinct areas: alternative medical systems, mind–body interventions, biologically based therapies, manipulative and body-based methods, and energy therapies.
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