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Consumer labs  

Recommended! Requires subscription.  Provides independent reviews supplements, tests for contaminants, and provides evidence-based information on health claims.
An interactive, electronic herbal database – provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers, and general public.
Herbs & Supplements  www.alleghanyregional 

The Complementary Therapies Natural Health Encyclopedia contains detailed information on more than 180 different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, over 200 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions for more than 75 drug categories.


Herbs and Supplements in Cancer Care, Linda Smith, 
PA-C Duke Center for Integrative Medicine  pdf 

The best practice of medicine is not about advocating any particular pill or therapy. Nor is it about exchanging conventional medicine for non-conventional. Rather it is about balance, reassessment, deep listening to the mind, the body and the spirit and attending to the evidence and appropriate use of conventional and nonconventional therapeutic options.
Index of reputable CAM links
Linus Pauling Institute - Micronutrient Information Center 

Includes bioavailablity data from published studies.
NCCAM: index of CAM studies | Cancer
Proposed Natural Treatments for Cancer  alleghanyregional  

Various natural supplements have shown some promise for improving the effectiveness of conventional cancer therapy (i.e., chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation), or reducing its side effects. In most cases, however, the supporting evidence remains weak, and the most rigorous studies have often failed to find benefit.
Unconventional Therapies for Cancer
 National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine 

The information provided here is not an endorsement by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Rather it's a resource for investigations into CAM options that might have merit.  See disclaimer below.

  • NCI Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCAM)
The National Library of Medicine MEDLINE 
This database contains 92 references from the last 10 years pertaining to research on lymphoma and alternative medicine.
These references can be retrieved by searching the MEDLINE PubMed file using specific search terms, entered as indicated below. After conducting the basic search, to limit by date, click on "Limits" and select the desired year range in "Entrez Date."
Office of Dietary Supplements
The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements maintains the International Bibliographic Database on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS),
which contains hundreds of references on lymphoma.
Comprehensive Cancer Care Conference
The proceedings of the Comprehensive Cancer Care Conference, of which the National Cancer Institute and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine are co-sponsors, are available through the Web site of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine.
A search of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) subfile of the Combined Health Information Database (CHID) using search term LYMPHOMA yields two references.
Herb Research Foundation
You also may want to contact the Herb Research Foundation, which specializes is herb and plant medicine and offers a package on cancer and herbal medicine. Information specific to lymphoma also may be available.

Herb Research Foundation
1007 Pearl Street, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80302
303-449-2265 (Office)
800-748-2617 (Voicemail)
Fax: 303-449-7849
 Additional Resources 
Should you want to conduct additional research, listed and described below are additional resources that may be of interest. Please let us know if you have any questions about the resources provided or if we can be of further assistance.

Those needing assistance with a specific health condition should consult a licensed health care provider. Any information located through any resource described herein should be shared and discussed with a licensed health care provider. Inclusion of a treatment or resource in this communication does not imply endorsement by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, or the U.S. Public Health Service.
The Center for Cancer Complementary Medicine
The Center for Cancer Complementary Medicine
Specialty: Cancer
Principal Investigator: Adrian S. Dobs, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Center for Cancer Complementary Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205

Another research center funded by the NCCAM is the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research in Aging (CCAMRA), based at Columbia University in New York, which makes available through its Web site extensive information on CAM therapies for cancer. The Center's Web site is located at
The NCI, part of the NIH, is the Federal Government's lead agency for cancer research and training. The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

NCI Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
NCI CAM Cancer Fact Sheets
NCI provides CAM information in two basic formats: concise fact sheets and in-depth information summaries.
Questions and Answers about Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Cancell Cancer Facts
  • Gerson Therapy
  • Immuno-augmentative Therapy
  • Laetrile
  • National Cancer Institute-Sponsored Clinical Trials of Antineoplastons
  • Phase III Gonzalez Protocol Trial
PDQ? CAM Summaries from NCI's CancerNet
Web Site
Additional NCI
Additional NCI information sources:
For information on the latest advances in the detection and treatment of cancer, you may wish to contact the NCI.
  • Web site
Cancer Information Service
Cancer Information Service
Alternative Medicine Review
Peer Reviewed Articles
  • Web Site link
Or contact

NCI Public Inquiries Office
Building, 31, Room 10A03
31 Center Drive, MSC 2580
Bethesda, MD 20892-2580
Telephone: 1-301-435-3848
TTY: 1-800-332-8615
Complementary And AlternativeL Medicine Citation Index 

The Internet is an important means for the NCCAM to distribute information. One Web-based database that may assist you in your research is the NCCAM's CCI. It is derived from MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine's multi-million record, biomedical bibliographic database, which is available at:
(When searching MEDLINE for CAM information, it may be helpful to include the words ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE along with the search term(s) that you are using, as in: LUNG CANCER ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE.)

For most types of cancer, the CCI contains many references to alternative medicine research that has been published in the medical literature. The CCI consists of more than 180,000 bibliographic citations found in MEDLINE dating from 1963 through the present. (Please note: For the latest information, also try searching MEDLINE directly.) You can find the CCI on the NCCAM Web site at:
Full-text copies of most journal articles listed in MEDLINE and the CCI may be available from health science, medical, or university libraries in your area, or can be ordered through the NLM's Lonesome Doc service, which is explained and available through the MEDLINE Web site.
Combined Health Information Database

The CAM subfile of CHID contains extensive information on therapies for cancer. The CHID Web site can be found at: CHID is a database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. This database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources. CHID lists a wealth of health promotion and education materials and program descriptions that are not indexed elsewhere. New records are added quarterly and current listings are checked regularly to help ensure that all entries are up to date and still available from their original sources. Some older records are retained for archival purposes. CHID is updated four times a year. The updated database is available at the end of these months: January, April, July, and October.
Information on research in your area of interest may be found in the NIH CRISP database at
The Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (CRISP) is a biomedical database of research projects and programs covering extramural projects, grants, and contracts conducted by universities, hospitals, and other research institutions and funded by the NIH and other government agencies. For better search results, please read the Tips on Searching for Alternative Medicine Information in CRISP.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies. 
  • The database can be searched at:
Additional information on CAM therapies for cancer may be available from organizations included in DIRLINE (Directory of Information Resources Online) 
Over 80 organizations in the database may offer information on CAM, with over 20 of these possibly offering information on CAM and cancer. Try searching the database using
keywords "alternative medicine," and "alternative medicine cancer."

DIRLINE is the National Library of Medicine's online database containing location and descriptive information about a wide variety of information resources including organizations, research resources, projects, and databases concerned with health and biomedicine. This information may not be readily available in bibliographic databases. Each record may contain information on the publications, holdings, and services provided.
DIRLINE Contains approximately 14,000 records and focuses primarily on health and biomedicine, although it also provides limited coverage of some other special interests. These information resources fall into many categories including federal, state, and local government agencies; information and referral centers; professional societies; self-help groups and voluntary associations; academic and research institutions and their programs; information systems and research facilities. 
Topics include HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, most diseases and conditions including genetic and other rare diseases, health services research and technology assessment.
Inclusion of a treatment or resource in this communication does not imply endorsement by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, or the U.S. Public Health Service.

The NCCAM Clearinghouse hopes this information proves helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact the Clearinghouse again if you require additional information or clarification. Thank you for your interest in the NCCAM.
Sincerely yours,

Information Specialist
NCCAM Clearinghouse

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