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Completed Research Studies

  • Healing Touch Augments Radiation Therapy
    Authors: Cynthia A. Loveland Cook, Ph.D., R.N.; Joanne F. Guerrerio, R.N.; and Victoria E. Slater, Ph.D., R.N. Originally published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 2004, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 34-40.
    Note: This research is considered one of the best medthodlogically completed to date.
    Study Sponsor :Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and the School of Social Service, St. Louis University, in St. Louis, Missouri
    Study Completion Date: 2004
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  • Healing Touch and Immunity in Advanced Cervical Cancer Patients
    Principal Investigator: Susan Lutgendorf, PhD, University of Iowa
    Study Completion Date: April 2007
    Information Provided by: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
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  • The Effect of Therapeutic Massage and Healing Touch on Cancer Patients.
    Principal Investigator: Janice Post-White, RN, PhD,FAAN
    Co-Investigators: Mary Ellen Kinney, RN, BA, CHTP, Carol Wilcox, RN, MS, I.J. Lerner, MD, and J. Bernsten, RN, MS
    Date: December 2003
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  • The Lived Experience of Healing Touch with Cancer Patients
    Principal Investigator: Charlene Ann Christiano, Florida International University
    Date: 1997
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  • Effects of biofield vs. mock healing for fatigue, cytokines, and cortisol variability in breast cancer survivors: a randomized, controlled trial (dissertation)
    Author: S. Jain
    Date: 2009
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  • Complementary Medicine for Fatigue and Cortisol Variability in Breast Cancer Survivors
    Author: S. Jain
    Notes: A randomized controlled trial
    Date: August 2011
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In Process Research Studies/Clinical Trials

  • Healing Touch and Health-Related Quality of Life in Women With Breast Cancer Receiving Radiation Therapy
    Principal Investigator: Lisa L Schnepper, MSN, PhD (c), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    Start Date: January 2008
    Study Sponsor: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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  • Healing Touch During Chemotherapy Infusions for Women With Breast Cancer
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ellie Guardino MD/PhD and Kathy Turner RN, NP, Stanford University
    Start Date: April 2007
    Study Sponsor: Stanford University
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  • Healing Touch in Treating Fatigue in Women Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
    Principal Investigator: Nancy Wells, DNSc, RN and Fern Fitzhenry, PhD, RN Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
    Start Date: February 2007
    Study Sponsor: Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
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  • Healing Touch as a Supportive Intervention for Adult Acute Leukemia Patients: A Pilot Study
    Principal Investigator: Suzanne C. Danhauer, PhD, Wake Forest University
    Start Date: February 2006
    Study Sponsor: Wake Forest University
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  • Hypnosis, Massage Therapy, and Healing Touch in Treating Patients Receiving Chemotherapy for Ovarian Epithelial Cancer or Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
    Principal Investigator: Patricia L. Judson, MD Masonic Cancer Center at University of Minnesota
    Start Date: May 2005
    Study Sponsor: Masonic Cancer Center at University of Minnesota
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  • Effect of Healing Touch on the Experience of Women Undergoing Treatment for Breast Cancer
    Principal Investigator: Lynn M Westphal, Stanford University
    Start Date: January 2005
    Study Sponsor: Stanford University
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  • Healing Touch Breast Cancer Study
    Principal Investigator: Susan K Lutgendorf, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa
    Start Date: June 2003
    Study Sponsor: University of Iowa
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  • Healing Touch and Relaxation Therapies in Cervical Cancer Patients
    Principal Investigator: Susan K Lutgendorf, MD, University of Iowa
    Start Date: September 2002
    Study Sponsor: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
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