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University of Iowa News Release

May 3, 2004

Holden Center Offers New Complementary And Alternative Medicine Clinic

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa is now providing a special clinic that offers patients complementary and alternative medicine consultative services.

Every Wednesday, the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) clinic is held in the John and Mary Pappajohn Clinical Cancer Center. Designed specifically for cancer patients, the clinic guides patients in selecting safe and potentially helpful therapies based on their overall health, specific cancer and treatment plan. Patients receive advice on which therapies would work best for them and on community practitioners who can provide them.

Nicole Nisly, M.D., an associate professor and internal medicine physician whose expertise includes alternative medicine, serves as director of the clinic. Nisly is the author of several articles on alternative medicine and currently directs the complementary and alternative medicine programs at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

For more information, contact the Cancer Information Service at 319-356-3000 or toll free at 800-237-1225.

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa's only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers are recognized as the leaders in developing new approaches to cancer prevention and cancer care, conducting leading edge research and educating the public about cancer.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,