Dr. Sweet's special focus is women's health, and she is currently researching evidence-based therapies for gynecologic cancer. The NIH-funded research fellowship allows her to train both with CAM scientists and researchers in conventional medicine. As part of her fellowship, she is pursuing a master's of public health in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. She is also a practitioner at the Bastyr Integrated Oncology Research Clinic (BIORC).
Dr. Sweet adds, "I plan to continue working toward greater understanding and acceptance of integrative medicine using evidence-based research methods as a tool. Broadly, my goal is to be part of a collaborative medical community in which naturopaths and conventional physicians work together to provide truly patient-centered care. I will continue participating in research and clinical practice here at Bastyr. I have the good fortune of doing work I enjoy and that I believe makes a positive contribution to the field of medicine."
Sept. 2010 - Aug. 2014
The Asian medicinal mushroom, Trametes versicolor (PSK), is a potentially important immune therapy for breast and prostate cancer. In the next four years my team will be the first to conduct clinical trials of PSK in U.S. cancer patients.Role: Co-investigator
Aug. 2010 - April 2015
The goal of this project is to study the effects of integrated oncology on quality of life and clinical outcomes in breast cancer patients in Seattle, Washington.Role: Co-Investigator
April 2007 - March 2012
Over each five-year period, this program will train eight postdoctoral (four ND, two PhD and two MD) fellows, each for a period of three years, plus 30 predoctoral students in short-term positions. Training opportunities are available from 19 faculty members, representing four preeminent research and educational institutions in Washington state.Role: Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Recipient