Assoc. Prof. Lynda Balneaves, UBC School of Nursing, is the principal investigator of The Complementary Medicine Education and Outcomes Program (CAMEO), a research program offering support to cancer patients and their health professionals. Researchers at the BC Cancer Agency and the UBC School of Nursing have documented the need for a program that addresses the need for credible information on complementary care.
Led by Balneaves, Tracy Truant, co-investigator and Regional Professional Practice Leader in Nursing at the BC Cancer Agency, and the University of Calgary’s Dr. Marja Verhoef, CAMEO offers a variety of education and decision support strategies on how to safely integrate evidence-based complementary medicine with conventional cancer care.
The first of its kind in Canada, CAMEO offers group education as well as one-on-one decision support at the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Centre. Patients and support persons can participate through recommendation by a health professional at the BC Cancer Agency or by contacting the program directly.
For more information, visit www.bccancer.bc.ca/cameo.