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Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)
Last Updated: 11/09/12

History

1998

  • OCCAM established within NCI’s Office of the Director
  • Dr. Jeffrey D. White named OCCAM’s director
  • NCI Best Case Series Program transitioned from the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program to OCCAM

1999

  • Established CAM Cancer Research Interest Group
  • Co-sponsored and presented at the second Comprehensive Cancer Care Conference
  • Established Cancer CAM Invited Speaker Series open to the NIH community

2000

  • Launched OCCAM Web site

2001

  • Published Letter RFA (Request for Applications) to provide supplemental funding to NCI Cancer Centers for CAM projects
  • Established supplement program for Community Clinical Oncology Program
  • Held Methodology Working Group on CAM Symptom Management Research in Cancer meeting

2002

  • Published first program announcement, Developmental/Pilot Projects in Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) (PA-02-040)

2003

  • Funded first international CAM research center grant R21 awarded to The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Cancer Hospital, Fudan University in Shanghai, China
  • Held first grantwriting workshop on cancer and CAM

2004

  • Reissued Developmental Projects in Complementary Approaches to Cancer program announcement (PA-04-053)

2005

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