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Complementary and alternative medicine - assessment in the cancer field

Objective

CAM recourse from cancer patient and health professional is reported to grow up. Misinformation can lead the patient to get wrong expectations regarding treatment options. Misinformation could lead lack of compliance and undermine treatment effectiveness. Organisations against cancer have launched initiatives for providing suitable evidence-based information for health professional and cancer patient. The results of these varied initiatives are redundancies of activity and sometimes outdated information. This project aims to integrate already existing and funded European initiatives. CAM-CANCER aims to provide the co-ordination and communication structure. CAM-CANCER will develop an electronic network.

CAM-CANCER tasks are:
1) Pooling and assessing the available scientific evidence
2) Collecting and analysing information on CAM products and their promoters
3) Produce and disseminate information for patients and health professionals.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

GERMAN CANCER SOCIETY
Address
Hanauer Landstrasse 194
60314 Frankfurt Am-main
Germany

Participants (6)

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR RESEARCH AND TREATMENT OF CANCER
Belgium
Address
83,Avenue Emanuel Mounier 83, Bte 11
1200 Bruxelles
KLINIKUM NUERNBERG
Germany
Address
Prof.-ernst-nathan-strasse 1
90419 Nuernberg
NORWEGIAN CANCER SOCIETY
Norway
Address
Pharmacy Building, University Of Tromso
9027 Tromso
OXFORD RADCLIFFE HOSPITAL NHS TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
Institute Of Health Sciences
OX3 7LF Oxford/headington
SWISS CANCER LEAGUE
Switzerland
Address
Effingerstrasse 40
3001 Bern
THE NETHERLANDS CANCER INSTITUTE/ANTONI VAN LEEUWENHOEK HOSPITAL
Netherlands
Address
121,Plesmanlaan 121
1066 CX Amsterdam