Integrative oncology: really the best of both worlds?

  title={Integrative oncology: really the best of both worlds?},
  author={David H Gorski},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cancer},
  • D. Gorski
  • Published 1 October 2014
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  • Nature Reviews Cancer
Over the past two decades there has been a growing acceptance of 'integrative oncology', also known as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), in cancer care and research at academic medical centres and medical schools. Proponents of integrative oncology argue that it is based in science and provides the 'best of both worlds' by combining science-based treatments and 'holistic' medicine. However, a close examination of the methodologies indicates that, from a standpoint of basic science… 
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