Alternative Cancer Cures: “Unproven” or “Disproven”?

  title={Alternative Cancer Cures: “Unproven” or “Disproven”?},
  author={Andrew Julian Vickers},
  journal={CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians},
  • A. Vickers
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Medicine
  • CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Oncology has always coexisted with therapies offered outside of conventional cancer treatment centers and based on theories not found in biomedicine. These alternative cancer cures have often been described as “unproven,” suggesting that appropriate clinical trials have not been conducted and that the therapeutic value of the treatment is unknown. Contrary to much popular and scientific writing, many alternative cancer treatments have been investigated in good quality clinical trials, and they… 

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