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Research

Research into complementary therapies is important so that we know if they are safe to use, whether they work, and to find out if they interact with conventional cancer treatments.

About complementary and alternative therapy research

Researching complementary and alternative therapies can be a challenge. But some high quality research is looking into complementary therapies to help people with cancer.

Complementary therapy research

Learn more about research into complementary therapies and cancer care in the UK and internationally.

Find a clinical trial

Our clinical trials database has open, closed and result summaries of trials in the UK.

What clinical trials are

Trials aim to find out if a new treatment or procedure is safe or better than a current treatment.

What you need to know

Find out about what researchers should tell you before you agree to take part in a trial.

Information and help