One of the objectives of the CAM-Cancer project is to produce a set of documents which describe the methodology that has been used to create the information presented on this web site.
CAM summary manual (PDF)
How to synthesize and summarise the best available evidence for a specific CAM intervention.
This document provides recommendations on the whole production and editorial process. Methodology for peer reviewing the quality of CAM summary is included.
Systematic review manual (PDF)
How to conduct a review of a clearly formulated question that uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select and critically appraise relevant research, and to collect and analyse data from the studies that are included in the review. The CAM-Cancer consortium would like to refer to the paper prepared by White A, Schmidt K: Systematic literature reviews. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 2005;13: 54—60. We believe this document provides all the information needed by researchers to perform systematic reviews in the field of CAM in cancer.