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Integrative Therapies Studies

In recent years, the National Institutes of Health has recognized the importance of CAM, identifying this area for priority research.

CCW clinicians are internationally known for evidence-based research on the safety and efficacy of integrative therapies incorporating Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Our pioneering studies provided a blueprint for wider initiatives involving the Dana-Farber Cancer Center Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia consortium and the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the largest research consortium in pediatric oncology.

Dr. Elena Ladas holds a leadership role on the National Cancer Institute's CAM Physicians Data Query board as chair of its Nutrition Committee.

In 2014, Dr. Ladas received a prestigious Mentored Research Scholar grant from the American Cancer Society. She was awarded $729,000 to design and implement a multi-center intervention to expand individualized medicine for children with cancer, addressing the role of diet and nutrition during treatment.