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2015 CCRF Funding Competition - Recipients

Brenda Leung, ND, PhD  (University of Lethbridge)

Project Title
Pilot study of acupuncture to treat anxiety in children and adolescents


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Project Summary

Anxiety disorder is a growing concern in school age children, and regular medical treatments (e.g. counselling, medications) have had limited success. Acupuncture may be beneficial in the treatment of anxiety, and has shown to be relatively safe, even in children. Given the growing demand for options of care in this population, research is needed to study the use of acupuncture in the treatment of anxiety in children and adolescents.


Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, MScN, PhD (Queen's University)

Project title:

Exploring the effect of neurofeedback on postcancer cognitive impairment and fatigue: A pilot feasibility study





Project summary:
Many cancer survivors continue to experience distressing symptoms following treatment. Fatigue and cognitive impairment or “chemobrain” are poorly managed due to lack of effective treatments. Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, drug-free form of brain training reported to help with a variety of conditions including fatigue, depression, anxiety and cognitive decline. Our study will test procedures for a clinical trial of neurofeedback to determine whether it is a safe and effective treatment for symptoms in cancer survivors.