Group 2G: Pan-Cancers; Clinical Trials; Symptoms & Survivorship

Wednesday, June 14
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time (US/New York)

Poster #TPS12144

A randomized phase III clinical trial of acupuncture for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in survivors of cancer

Poster author Mingxiao Yang, Ph.D. is also the scientist for this session

Poster #TPS12143:

A randomized phase III clinical trial of yoga for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy treatment

Poster author Mingxiao Yang, Ph.D. is also the scientist for this session

Mentor: Abigail Johnston, Esq

Abigail is a recovering lawyer, living in Florida with her husband and two boys, and has lived with de novo Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) since 2017.  Advocacy and brining the patient voice to all levels of health care and research is her passion and Abigail is honored to serve as a mentor with GRASP as well as on the Inaugural Advisory Board.  You can find her musings on her blog,

Twitter: @AMJohnston1315

Scientist: Mingxiao (Ming) Yang, Ph.D.

Mingxiao Yang is a senior research scientist in Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York. His research is dedicated to survivorship symptom care using integrative approaches (i.e., acupuncture, massage, exercise, Tai Chi, and cognitive behavioral therapy) to ultimately improve patients’ quality of life.

For over ten years, he has developed solid expertise in comparative effectiveness and outcome research, symptom science, and integrative medicine. He has unique specialties in integrating metabolomics into the quest for metabolic signatures of integrative therapies in the general population and cancer survivors.

His training experience from East to West enables him to connect with patients, scholars, and trainees of different backgrounds. As a licensed Chinese medicine doctor in China, he has experience in real-world patient care and has managed study participants in the first herbal medicine trial at MSKCC. Under a National Cancer Institute funding mechanism, he is pushing the boundaries of precision integrative sleep care among cancer survivors. At MSKCC, he taught the course Evidence-based Medicine in Herbal Therapy in Oncology. He coordinated the Global Research in Integrative Oncology Training program, engaging scholars from Nigeria, India, China, and South Korea.