Research and clinical trials for complementary and alternative therapies

Research into complementary therapies is important so that we know if they are safe to use and whether they work. Also 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.

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.
Last reviewed: 
22 Apr 2022
Next review due: 
22 Apr 2025