CHOICE: A Study Comparing Acupuncture with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treating Insomnia in People with Cancer

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Choosing Options for Insomnia in Cancer Effectively (CHOICE): A Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Acupuncture and Cognitive Behavior Therapy


Up to half of people being treated for cancer report experiencing trouble sleeping (insomnia). Those with insomnia may also experience pain, fatigue, depression, and/or anxiety and have trouble with attention, memory, and concentration.

In this study, researchers are comparing acupuncture with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in people who recently completed cancer treatment and who are experiencing insomnia. Patients will be randomly assigned to receive either acupuncture or CBT for eight weeks.


This study is for English-speaking adults who completed cancer treatment at least a month before entering the study and who are experiencing insomnia.

For more information about this study and to inquire about eligibility, please call 646-888-0812.