The Collaboration

One of the original aims for the EC-funded project was to build an international authoritative network around CAM in cancer, led by a panel of experts in CAM research and/ or in cancer care with privileged contacts to cancer organizations.

This was achieved with the establishment of the CAM-Cancer Collaboration, which today consists of an executive committee, an editorial team for the website, and a network of official partners. The collaboration is managed by NAFKAM.

Members of the committee and editorial team are all experts in CAM and/or cancer care; they include researchers, clinicians, oncologists, and representatives of national cancer societies. Authors and reviewers are recruited from the Collaboration and beyond.

The CAM-Cancer Collaboration welcomes other people to get involved in CAM-Cancer. Please contact us if you would like to find out how you can become part of this exciting initiative.

Executive Committee

Vinjar Fonnebo MD, MSc Epidemiology, PhD (Chair of the Executive Committee)
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director of the National Research Centre in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM), UiT The Arctic University of Norway  MORE

Thomas Cerny MD
Head of Oncology and Hematology Department, Kantonsspital St.Gallen; President Cancer Research Switzerland; President Oncosuisse, Switzerland MORE

Edzard Ernst MD, PhD, FMEdSci, FSB, FRCP, FRCPEd
Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter Medical School, UK 

Markus Horneber MD
Senior Physician, Department of Oncology and Hematology, Klinikum Nürnberg, Germany MORE

Scientific Co-ordinator

  • Barbara Wider Vellinga MA MA
    Research Fellow, University of Exeter Medical School, UK and NAFKAM, UiT The Arctic University of Norway  

Associate Committee Member

  • Anticancer Fund MORE

Editorial team

Senior Editor

  • Barbara Wider Vellinga MA MA
    Research Fellow, University of Exeter Medical School, UK and NAFKAM, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Technical Editor

Ola Lillenes BA
Chief Editor www.nifab.no (Norway's national information service for complementary and alternative medicine; run by NAFKAM. Head of Communications, NAFKAM, UiT The Arctic University of Norway)

Responsible Editors

  • Edzard Ernst MD, PhD, FMEdSci, FSB, FRCP, FRCPEd
    Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter Medical School, UK 
  • Moshe Frenkel MD
    Chair of The Israeli Society of Complementary Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA; Director of Integrative Oncology Service, Institute of Oncology, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel 
  • Markus Horneber MD
    Senior Physician, Department of Oncology and Hematology, Klinikum Nürnberg, Germany 
  • Karen Pilkington BPharm, MSc, PhD, MRPharmS, FHEA
    Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Westminster, London, UK 
  • Marc Schlaeppi MD, MSc
    Head Center for Integrative Medicine/Consultant Oncologist, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, Switzerland

Pharmacology Editors

  • Christoph Ritter PhD
    Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald, Germany
  • Janine Ziemann Dipl. Pharmacist
    Research Fellow, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald, Germany

Official partners

  • Anticancer Fund, Belgium MORE
  • Clinical Oncology Society of Australia MORE
  • Competence Centre for Complementary Medicine and Naturopathy, Germany MORE
  • Competence Network for Complementary Medicine in Oncology (KOKON), Germany MORE
  • Danish Cancer Society MORE
  • European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer MORE
  • Institute of Complementary Medicine, Zurich, Switzerland MORE
  • Integrative Canadian Oncology (ICON) Research Initiative MORE
  • Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine MORE
  • Supportive and Rehabilitation Oncology (ASORS) - German Cancer Society MORE
  • Swiss Cancer League MORE

Support staff

  • Leala Watson – literature searches
  • Christine Fink - librarian
  • Birgit Kraus – librarian
  • Beni Somerfelt - proofreader
  • Tine Lillegård Bergli - information specialist, NIFAB.no

Authors and reviewers

The following people have acted as authors on the CAM-Cancer project.

  • Katja Boehm PhD MSc Health Psychology
    Research Fellow, University of Witten/Herdecke, Chair of Medical Theory, Integrative Medicine and Anthroposophy, Germany 
  • Italo M Cesari PhD
    Emeritus Professor, Cancer Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Insitute of Biochemistry Leopoldo de Meis, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
  • Helen Cooke MA, BSc
    Integrative Health Advisor, Freelance, UK 
  • Holger Cramer MSc PhD
    Associate Professor (Privatdozent) and Research Director of the Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Gabriele Dennert MD, MSc (Public Health)
    Professor (Public Health and Social Medicine), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, Germany
  • Liene Dhooghe MSc, PhD
    Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Antwerp, Belgium 
  • Edzard Ernst MD, PhD, FMEdSci, FSB, FRCP, FRCPEd
    Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter Medical School, UK 
  • Vinjar Fonnebo MD, MSc Epidemiology, PhD
    Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director of the National Research Centre in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM), UiT The Arctic University of Norway 
  • Luc Geeraert MSc
    Scientific writer, Freelance, Belgium 
  • Arne Heyerick PhD
    Program Manager Droia, Strombeek-Bever, Belgium 
  • Markus Horneber MD
    Senior Physician, Department of Oncology and Hematology, Klinikum Nürnberg, Germany 
  • Rachel Jolliffe MSc
    Research and Evaluation Officer, Penny Brohn Cancer Care, UK
  • Alexander Kalisch MD
    Consultant Oncologist, Klinikum Nürnberg, Germany 
  • Karl Krumwiede PhD/Dr oec. troph.
    Ecotrophologist (household economics, nutrition and food science), Klinikum Nürnberg, Germany 
  • Xi Lin PhD
    Research Assistant, Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China 
  • Jianping Liu PhD
    Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, Professor in Clinical Epidemiology, Beijing, China 
  • Ann-Christine Moenaert MSc
    Project Manager, Anticancer Fund, Brussels, Belgium 
  • Thomas Ostermann PhD
    Professor of Research Methods and Information Systems in Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Health, Chair of Medical Theory, Integrative and Anthroposophical Medicine, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany 
  • Karen Pilkington BPharm, MSc, PhD, MRPharmS, FHEA
    Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Westminster, London, UK 
  • Peter Renner MD
    Physician, Department of Oncology and Hematology, Klinikum Nürnberg, Germany 
  • Klara Rombauts MSc
    Project Manager, Anticancer Fund, Strombeek-Bever, Belgium 
  • Helen Seers PhD
    Research Fellow, Penny Brohn Cancer Care, UK
  • Michaela Sieh MD
    Reliable Cancer Therapies, Belgium 
  • Sarah Vadeboncoeur ND, BSc
    Naturopathic Doctor, Ottawa Integrative Health Centre, Canada
  • Mirjam Wüsthof MD
    University Cancer Centre, Hamburg, Germany 

The following people have acted as reviewers on the CAM-Cancer project.

  • Arends, Jann (Germany)
  • Awang, Dennis (Canada)
  • Balneaves, Lynda (Canada)
  • Baum, Michael (UK)
  • Benton, Deborah (USA)
  • Biesalski, Hans (Germany)
  • Boehm, Katja (Germany)
  • Boon, Heather (Canada)
  • Braun, Lesley (Australia)
  • Brignall, Matt (USA)
  • Cerny, Thomas (Switzerland)
  • Christensen, Søren Brøgger (Denmark)
  • Cooke, Helen (UK)
  • van Dam, Frits (The Netherlands)
  • Dennert, Gabriele (Germany)
  • Dhooghe, Liene (Belgium)
  • Elkins, Gary (USA)
  • Ernst, Edzard (UK)
  • Fønnebø, Vinjar (Norway)
  • Green, Julia (UK)
  • Horneber, Markus (Germany)
  • Huber, Roman (Germany)
  • Hübner, Jutta (Germany)
  • Huntley, Alyson (UK)
  • Jacobson, Judith (USA)
  • Johannessen, Helle (Denmark)
  • Jolliffe, Rachel (UK)
  • Jungi, Felix (Switzerland)
  • Kaemmerer, Ulrike (Germany)
  • Kraft, Karin (Germany)
  • Lampe, Hans (Germany)
  • Langhorst, Jost (Germany)
  • Lejeune, Stephane (Belgium)
  • Liu, Jianping (China)
  • Manuel-y-Keenoy, Begoña (Belgium)
  • Marinakis, Christiana (Denmark)
  • Meheus, Lydie (Belgium)
  • Mukhtar, Hasan (USA)
  • Musial, Frauke (Norway)
  • Newman, Robert (USA)
  • Olsen, Anja (Denmark)
  • Oneschuk, Doreen (USA)
  • Paludan-Müller, Christine (Denmark)
  • Philipp, Thomas (Germany)
  • Pilkington, Karen (UK)
  • Rombauts, Klara (Belgium)
  • Rossion, Inga (Germany)
  • Rostock, Matthias (Switzerland)
  • Scraub, Simon (France)
  • Seely, Dugald (Canada)
  • Seers, Helen (UK)
  • Stacpoole, Peter (USA)
  • Stapf, Adele (Germany)
  • Stevinson, Clare (UK)
  • Templeton, Arnoud (Switzerland)
  • Tjoenneland, Anne (Denmark)
  • Ulrich-Merzenich, Gudrun (Germany)
  • Wardell, Diane (USA)
  • Weitzman, Sheila (Canada)