Practitioner Course

Innovations in Integrative Cancer Care

Explore multimodal cancer treatment: combining photodynamic therapy & modulated electrohyperthermia

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 minutes
1.5 Hours total


Dr Sharon Gurm

About this course

Cancer is a complex and multifaceted disease that requires a multidimensional approach. Evidence demonstrates better outcomes are achieved when cancer is treated with an integrative medical approach that treats the whole person, engages the physical and the mind-body aspects of healing, and combines several therapeutic techniques. 

Dr Sharon Gurm is a leader in the field of integrative cancer care.  In this presentation, she discusses the latest innovations in cancer care from around the world and how she is using these in her clinic.  In particular, she will explore the benefits of combining photodynamic therapy with modulated electrohypothermia.   

The results from human clinical trials indicate that hyperthermia is both an effective complementary treatment to, and also a strong sensitiser of, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Photodynamic Therapy is a non-toxic treatment that uses laser light to activate a light-sensitive compound in the presence of oxygen. This then induces tumour destruction by apoptosis, antivascular effects by tumour vessel destruction and the prevention of new tumour blood vessel formation and stimulation of a T-cell tumour-specific immune response. 
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Learn about the mechanism of action and the clinical application of photodynamic therapy in cancer treatment
  • Understand the mechanism of action and the clinical application of electrohyperthermia in cancer care
  • Explore the research on the novel use of photodynamic therapy combined with modulated electrohyperthermia
  • Review case studies focusing on rectal cancer, prostate cancer and cervical cancer

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Sharon Gurm, BSc, ND, FABNO

Dr Gurm has been a practicing Naturopathic Physician since 2005. Her academic journey began at the University of British Columbia, where she completed her B.Sc. in Cell Biology & Genetics and was a member of the varsity field hockey team. During that time, she was appointed to a 5-year clinical research position at the BC Cancer Agency, mentored by some of the top oncologists in the country.  

In 2005, Dr Gurm received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Following that, she completed a fellowship in Naturopathic Oncology to become a Naturopathic Oncologist according to the standards of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO).  

Dr Gurm is also board certified in intravenous therapies, chelation therapy, oxidative therapies and holds drug prescriptive authority in B.C.   In 2007, she founded Port Moody Health – Integrative Medicine & Cancer Care, a multidisciplinary and collaborative healthcare centre with visitors from around the globe. The clinic offers the most advanced and progressive Health Canada approved medical therapies, including local-regional hyperthermia, HBOT, photodynamic therapy and photobiomodulation. The team consists of naturopathic physicians, residents, nurses and support staff.  

Dr Gurm has presented at several conferences, including the International Society of Laser Applications Conference, the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Oncology Conference, The Anti-Cancer Revolution Summit and has previously presented for Health Masters Live on prostate cancer and lung cancer. She is also a clinical professor and curriculum director of the oncology program at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, teaching naturopathic medical students the foundations of integrative oncology. The clinic serves as a teaching site for naturopathic medical students and medical physicians and is also a CNME-accredited naturopathic oncology residency site.  

Dr Gurm is a past member of Board of Directors for the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP). She presently serves on the National Advisory Board for CytoMatrix.