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$3M Grant Awarded to Canada-US Researchers to Study Naturopathic Medicine and Late Stage Cancer
Largest-ever North American observational study to assess integrative oncology for advanced cancer patients.
Announced March 31, 2015 – Canadian and American health-care professionals will work together to study the effectiveness of advanced integrative oncology (AIO) treatment for patients with late stage cancer. AIO treatment includes elements of conventional and naturopathic medicine.
The funding was announced today by the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC) in Ottawa, Canada, an arm of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), and the Bastyr University Research Institute in Washington State, USA.
The $3 million grant, provided by a private Canadian foundation that wishes to remain anonymous, will fund the Canadian/US Integrative Oncology Study (CUSIOS). This is the largest-ever North American observational study to assess integrative oncology for people with late stage cancer.