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Projects Currently Underway

Complementary and Alternative Medicines: Perception and Use in Cancer Patients: The CAMPUS Study – an NBRI pilot project

NBRI has developed the CAMPUS Study to explore peoples’ reasons for using complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) and what their experiences with them have been. Our goal is to gain a greater understanding of consumers’ attitudes and motivations for using CAMs, as well as their demographic information.

We are currently recruiting for the CAMPUS Study and we are looking for Australian cancer patients / survivors over the age of 18 years to complete a brief anonymous online survey. For more information and a link to the survey, please see our flyer below:

CAMPUS Study Flyer

Choosing Healthy Eating Choices and Keeping active for Men having the Androgen Therapy Experience (CheckMate) : Evaluating the effect of diet and exercise interventions for men on ADT – In collaboration with Australian Prostate Centre (APC)

The aim of this pilot is to measure the effectiveness of personalised dietary recommendations both alone and in conjunction with a personalised exercise program against a control group for men on Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT).

Food sensitivities and intolerances – In collaboration with Maastricht University

There appears to be a growing incidence of health conditions associated with food sensitivities and intolerances.  The aim of this project is to measure the concentrations of various dietary factors that have been associated with these potential sensitivities using large dietary databases collected from population studies across the globe.

Systematic review and meta-analysis on vitamin D and risk of cancer

The role of vitamin D in health and developing cancer is quite controversial (see blog) The aim of this project is to assess all the available scientific evidence to determine if there may be a link between this vitamin and risk of cancer, and if so, does this differ between cancer types? Are some people more at risk than others and is there an optimal level of vitamin D?

Upcoming Projects

Glioblastoma Management

Optimal Dietary Management of Brain Tumours – GBM Focus

Breast Cancer Risk

Dietary Patterns and Breast Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer and Key Nutrients

Mental Health

Nutritional Psychology – Dietary Patterns and Mental Health Outcomes

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