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Status: Recruiting
Study area: Oncology
Principal investigator: Leanna Standish, PhD, ND, LAc, FABNO
Funded by: Bastyr University
Project period: 01/01/2014- 12/31/2018

This observational study seeks to describe the outcomes for individuals who choose to receive integrative oncology care. We will report on clinical outcomes of our patients in terms of whether cancer comes back after treatment (recurrence rates) and survival. We are also interested in identifying therapies recommended to our patients and length of hospice stay when applicable. You will not directly benefit from the study, but information gathered during the course of this study may help us begin to assess the longer-term effects of integrative naturopathic, traditional, Chinese and palliative medicine on cancer patients. To read more about this study, please click on the study title above.

Status: Recruiting
Study area: Neurology
Principal investigator: Laurie Mischley, ND,MPH, PhD(c)
Project period: 12/21/10 – 12/31/2015

The goal of this study is to collect as much data as possible over a five-year period with the hope of finding dietary and lifestyle factors associated with a slower disease progression. To participate in or read more about this study, please click on the study title above.

Status: Recruiting
Study area: Neurology
Principal investigator: Laurie K Mischley, ND, MPH
Project period: 09/01/2012 - 08/31/2017

The goal of this PD study is to collect as much data as possible over a five-year period with the hope of finding dietary and lifestyle factors associated with a slower disease progression.
To participate in or read more about this study click on the study title above.

Status: Recruiting
Study area: Botanical Medicine, Public Health, Other
Principal investigator: Laurie Mischley, ND, MPH
Co-investigator(s): Michelle Sexton, ND
Project period: 10/31/2013-12/31/2014

Cannabis has been legalized in multiple states, both medically and recreationaly, and its use becoming more widely accepted. This survey seeks to describe the use patterns, beliefs, and any therapeutic benefits or side effects experienced by Cannabis users.

Status: Recruiting
Study area: Neurology
Principal investigator: Paola Costa-Mallen, PhD
Co-investigator(s): Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH; Harvey Checkoway, PhD; Shu-Ching Hu, MD
Funded by: NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Project period: 02/01/2013- 01/31/2015

The purpose of this project is to study the alterations in iron metabolism present in patients with Parkinson’s disease as compared to healthy subjects, and the effect of lifestyle habits on iron levels.
We are recruiting both healthy participants (age 52-82) and PD patients: if interested, please call 425-602-3316.

Status: Recruiting
Study area: Neurology
Principal investigator: Laurie Mischley, ND
Funded by: Barbara Wright Multiple Sclerosis Research Fund
Project period: 10/17/12-2/28/12

This case-control study will recruit individuals with a diagnosis of MS and healthy controls. Individuals will be asked to come to Bastyr Clinical Research Center for a single study visit, at which time dietary intake, current medications and supplements, other medical diagnoses, and coagulation will be evaluated.