Randomized clinical trial to assess the effect of vitamin D
on treatment resistant depression
A large multi-centred trial that is being conducted in
partnership with the START Anxiety & Mood Disorders Clinic. Funded by
the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation, with the provision of
vitamin D by Biotics Research, this study is expected to be completed
Randomized clinical trial to assess the effect of Delivra™
Joint Health Cream on treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee
Multi-centre study supported in conjunction with Dalhousie
University’s Pain Management Unit, and NCNM’s Helfgott Research
This project has been generously funded by the Atlantic
Innovation Fund, Federal Government of Canada. Delivra Inc., continues
collaborations with Seroyal International. The study is expected to be
completed in 2016.
Randomized clinical trial to assess the effect of melatonin
on lung cancer recurrence and mortality (AMPLCaRe)
A large five-year multicentred trial that is being conducted in
partnership with the Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons.
Funded by the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation, with the
provision of melatonin by SISU Inc., this study is expected to be
completed in 2018.
Pilot study to assess the safety and effectiveness of a
compound natural health product in children with attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Randomized trial to explore nutritional deficiencies associated
with ADHD. This trial will also test a compound NHP for treatment in
this population. Funded jointly by a SickKids Research Foundation
grant and SISU Inc., this trial should be completed in 2016.
Pragmatic clinical trial to assess the addition of
naturopathic medicine to usual care in the management of type 2
Multi-centre study supported in conjunction with William Osler
Health system (Brampton Civic Hospital) and Wise-Elephant Family
Health Team. Funded generously by the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial
Foundation. This study is expected to be completed by 2017.
The Canadian/US Integrative Oncology Study (CUSIOS):
Advanced integrative oncology treatment for patients with advanced
Multi-centre six-year prospective observational study in
conjunction with Bastyr University exploring the impact of advanced
integrative care delivered by NDs for patients with advanced cancer.
Seven participating clinics across North America are recruiting
patients to describe quality of life and survival outcomes for
patients with advanced stage breast, colorectal, ovarian, and
The Thoracic Peri-Operative Integrative Surgical Care
Evaluation (POISE) Trial: (The Thoracic POISE Trial)
OICC and CCNM collaborate with the Ottawa Hospital Research
Institute on an 11-year pragmatic randomized clinical trial to explore
the impact of integrative cancer care for patients with lung and
gastroesophageal cancers. Outcomes associated with thoracic surgery,
quality of life, survival and cost effectiveness will be evaluated
within three centres across Canada.