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OICC Research

Our research program is guided by an emerging framework for integrative oncology research in Canada.

Through consultations with cancer patients, health care administrators, practitioners and researchers, the OICC is leading the development of this framework which intended to guide the development of integrative oncology practice and policies in Canada.

Currently we have several ongoing studies that fit within the emerging research framework, and are actively working to develop others with the ultimate goal to advance the practice of integrative oncology in Canada. Our ongoing studies fall within two main areas:

Safety, Effectiveness and Cost of Complementary Therapies

At the OICC, we are committed to studying the safety and effectiveness of complementary treatments used by people living with cancer. We have several ongoing clinical studies and systematic reviews in this area including:

Developing and Evaluating Integrative Oncology Models

At the OICC we are committed to ensuring our model of care is informed by the latest research evidence, and to also evaluating the care we offer to people living with cancer. We have several ongoing studies to explore the development and evaluation of unique integrative oncology models, including the OICC model and others in operation internationally:

Voices of Support


“I applaud the OICC’s commitment to being a leader in integrative oncology research. From interactions with mutual patients, I realize that the clinical care provided by the OICC has real value to the people under our care, and that this care can and should be expanded to others. With the research that we’ve done together already and the approach you take in science and clinical care, I believe the OICC will achieve great prominence as a valuable resource for patients.”

Andrew J.E. Seely, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Associate Scientist, Ottawa Health Research Institute
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa
Research Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Critical Care Medicine of The Ottawa Hospital

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