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$3.85M Research Grant Links Naturopathic and Conventional Medicine in Fight Against Cancer
Largest research grant for naturopathic medicine awarded to two Ottawa-based institutions:
Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre & Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
Ottawa researchers are receiving the largest-ever North American grant intended to study the effectiveness of naturopathic medicine used in combination with conventional medicine. The funding was announced today by the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC), an arm of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
The $3.85 million grant, provided by a private Canadian foundation that wishes to remain anonymous, will fund a project to develop and study the use of integrative treatments for esophageal, gastric and lung cancer patients who will undergo surgery.
"This is an excellent opportunity for our top-notch researchers to demonstrate how innovation and cooperation can lead to improved overall health outcomes," said Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health. "The Canadian institutions involved in this research are world-class and we look forward to the results of the trial."