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Last Updated: 06/12/13

CAM Information

NCI’s CAM FY 2011 Annual Report Released

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The National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) announces the release of the seventh NCI CAM Annual Report. NCI’s Annual Report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fiscal Year 2011 provides an overview of NCI-supported CAM research and highlights research studies, projects, and grants that are supported by NCI’s extramural and intramural grant funding divisions.

The report includes an in-depth analysis of NCI’s CAM research portfolio, summaries of CAM research projects, and a list of NCI-supported CAM clinical trials.

Highlights of articles in the report include:

NCI’s Annual Report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fiscal Year 2011 is available for viewing on the OCCAM Website at

Past reports are also available for viewing at

Focused CAM information you can use

OCCAM recently launched a new initiative to help patients and health care professionals receive targeted cancer complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information. CAM Highlights from NCI is an email and web page that includes information about a specific issue related to cancer care and CAM. Research is presented in a concise and helpful format for patients, health care providers, and the general public.

The first issue, Fatigue and CAM, focused on the often debilitating side effect of cancer-related fatigue. Several CAM modalities have been researched in an attempt to alleviate this condition, especially in cases where pharmacological treatments do not help or are undesirable.

Visit the CAM Highlights at NCI page to see all of the latest targeted CAM highlights.

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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