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Last Updated: 11/9/12

CAM Information

New and Improved CAM and Cancer Clinical Trials Tables

Searching for cancer CAM clinical trials in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) PDQ® database just got a little bit easier. With over 4,000 trials listed in the database and approximately 160 of them active cancer CAM clinical trials, it can be challenging to find those one or two particular CAM clinical trials of interest. A newly designed CAM clinical trials search table has recently been added the OCCAM Web site. While similar to the search function on the NCI Web site, this new search table places you one mouse click away from direct access to the entire list of cancer CAM clinical trials, including clinical trials that have already closed.

The new clinical trials search table allows you to view active CAM clinical trials by either cancer type or an associated symptom. There are currently approximately fifteen cancer types listed as active CAM clinical trials, examples include:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer

There are six common symptoms for active CAM clinical trials, which include:

  • Anorexia
  • Hot Flashes
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Oral Complications

For the complete list of CAM clinical trials by cancer type and to access the CAM clinical trials table, please visit the OCCAM Web site at

OCCAM Brochures Available

OCCAM's newly redesigned general office brochure and the NCI Best Case Series Program brochure are now available.

The OCCAM brochure aims to introduce OCCAM's role as a coordinating office within NCI and its three distinct programs.

The purpose of the NCI Best Case Series Program brochure is to provide practitioners who treat cancer patients with alternative therapies information on how to submit data for NCI review. This publication includes an overview of the submission process, criteria for optimal cases, and answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Copies of the brochures can be requested by calling the Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER.

Sign-up for OCCAM’s Listserv

Stay up-to-date on the latest cancer CAM news at NCI with OCCAM’s listserv, OCCAM Announcements. As a listserv subscriber, you will receive a monthly email about upcoming workshops and lectures, new funding opportunities, publications, and other resources. To subscribe, simply visit OCCAM’s Web site:

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