Helpful Websites

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)

Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM): Coordinates activities of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) related to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)

National Cancer Institute (NCI): Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training

Riordan Clinic: Nutrition-based health facility in Wichita, Kansas integrating lifestyle and nutrition to help find the underlying causes of illness

Osher Center: Multidisciplinary program supports integrative medicine education, research and clinical care

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC): World's oldest and largest private cancer center, devoted to patient care and innovative research

Integrative treatment options for palliative care: From EthnoHerbalist, an overview of integrative approaches to providing relief from symptoms of serious illnesses such as cancer

Stiles Program in Integrative Oncology: Provides comprehensive information on the efficacy and safety of unconventional and preventive medical practices

Commonweal Cancer Help Program (CCHP): Provides balanced information on choices in healing, mainstream and complementary therapies, and emotional and spiritual dimensions of cancer

Center for Mind-Body Medicine: Nonprofit educational organization dedicated to more effective, comprehensive and compassionate model of healthcare

Annie Appleseed Project: Propose new directions in Integrative Oncology and bring complementary, alternative therapies to the mainstream

Moss Reports: Created by Ralph W. Moss, PhD and provides detailed, understandable explanation of your particular cancer diagnosis Nonprofit organization provides reliable and up-to-date information on breast cancer

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins: Dedicated to better understanding of human cancers and more effective treatments

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA): Combines Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center

Virginia Cancer Center Integrative Medicine Program: Promotes healing and improved quality of life for cancer patients

University of Michigan Integrative Medicine: Integration of complementary therapies and conventional medicine through the activities of research, education, clinical services and community partnerships

Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center: Scientific investigation to evaluate the effectiveness, safety and mechanisms of action of alternative and complementary practices

Bastyr University: One of the world's leading academic centers for advancing knowledge in the natural health sciences

The Gateway for Cancer Research: Nonprofit organization seeks to fund most innovative cancer research

The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM): Nonprofit medical society dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on emerging procedures in preventive/nutritional medicine

Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health: Transform healthcare through scientific studies, new models of clinical care and innovative educational programs

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP): National professional society of naturopathic physicians licensed or eligible for licensing as primary care providers

American College of Nutrition (ACN): Promotes scientific endeavor in the field of nutritional sciences

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM): Nonprofit organization to improve patient outcomes through prevention, early assessment and comprehensive management of chronic disease

Kansas Biological Survey (KBS): Agency of the state of Kansas, and nationally recognized leader in environmental research

Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources at Kansas State University: Prairies and other habitats, ethnobotany and conservation of Midwest/Great Plains ecosystems

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Integrative Medicine Education Resources: Educational resources regarding complementary medicine and assistance in integration of these medicines and therapies with conventional treatments

Turning Point The Center For Hope and Healing: Support services and innovative education to enhance lives of individuals, families and friends living with cancer or other serious or chronic illnesses