Research in integrative oncology is substantial and ever-growing. Largely, it is guided by single intervention randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Naturopathic Doctors in cancer care focus on the highest quality human data for clinical decision-making. Many studies report safe use of natural therapies in humans with positive outcomes for improved quality of life, side effects management, treatment response and survival.
The OncANP mission is to advance the philosophy, science and practice of naturopathic medicine in oncology care, and our organization is committed to improving the knowledge of integrative oncology research within the naturopathic profession.
In 2016, the OncANP launched The Knowledge in Naturopathic Oncology Website (KNOWoncology.org) for its membership. This is a database of human clinical trials in integrative oncology and combines detailed summaries of up-to-date research with current best practices from experienced naturopathic physicians. The goal is to provide clinicians and students working with cancer patients access to data for best education, safety and clinical decision-making.