Evaluating complementary and alternative therapies for cancer patients

@article{Cassileth1999EvaluatingCA,
  title={Evaluating complementary and alternative therapies for cancer patients},
  author={Barrie R. Cassileth},
  journal={CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians},
  year={1999},
  volume={49}
}
  • B. Cassileth
  • Published 1 November 1999
  • Medicine
  • CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
“Complementary and alternative” therapies are actually a vast collection of disparate, unrelated regimens and products, ranging from adjunctive modalities that effectively enhance quality of life and promising antitumor herbal remedies now under investigation, to bogus therapies that claim to cure cancer and that harm not only directly, but also indirectly by encouraging patients to avoid or postpone effective cancer care. 
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