Christine (Tina) Kaczor, ND, FABNO
Fellow, American Board of Naturopathic Oncology
Dr. Kaczor is a naturopathic physician with board certification in naturopathic oncology. After graduating from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 2000, she completed a 2-year clinical residency in integrative oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is well versed in the language and protocols of conventional cancer care and this allows her to safely integrate natural therapies that complement the conventional treatments. Dr. Kaczor's ability to integrate conventional and natural therapies stems from her strong background and continuing education in the field of oncology and molecular biology.
She graduated magna cum laude from SUNY- Buffalo with dual undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and English. While at SUNY, her hands on molecular biology work resulted in a publication in the journal Plant Physiology. Currently, her professional focus is understanding the molecular environment of cancerous growth with the aim of altering the environment in such a way that the cancer is unable to thrive.
Dr. Kaczor was formerly adjunct faculty at National College of Natural Medicine, overseeing students on a dedicated oncology clinic shift at the NCNM Health Clinic in Portland, Oregon.
She is senior medical editor of the peer-reviewed Natural Medicine Journal., the official publication of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. This publication is open access and everyone interested in natural medicine is invited to sign up for free monthly articles on various natural medicine topics.
When not practicing in her clinic, lecturing, writing or editing, Dr. Kaczor enjoys hiking, plant and mushroom identification, fermenting/ culturing foods, camping and just spending time outdoors. Association Affiliations:
Dr. Kaczor served on the board of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) from 2005-2011. While there, she served as president, then as treasurer. The OncANP is a professional membership organization with the vision of "Enhanced survival and quality of life for people living with cancer through the integration of naturopathic oncology into cancer care." Dr. Kaczor remains heavily involved in projects of the OncANP, currently on the speaker selection committee for the second OncANP conference to be held Feb, 2013 in Arizona.
She is currently the secretary of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology Board of Medical Examiners (ABNOBoMEx), which is the governing body for board certification in naturopathic oncology.