National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

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Research Results by Date

Research spotlights of selected studies are shown below. For a full list of published NCCAM Research to-date, see PubMed.

Spotlights for 2005

Three NCCAM-funded studies that compared echinacea with placebo for the common cold did not find a benefit. (July 2005)
Results of a study funded by NCCAM and NCI indicate that adding powdered shark cartilage to standard cancer therapy did not benefit patients with advanced breast or colorectal cancer. (July 2005)