Unproven methods of cancer management: Laetrile

@article{1991UnprovenMO,
  title={Unproven methods of cancer management: Laetrile},
  author={},
  journal={CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians},
  year={1991},
  volume={41}
}
  • Published 1991
  • Medicine
  • CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
“Laetrile” is used interchangeably with “amygdalin” to designate naturalsubstances, derived primarily from apricots and almonds, that can releasecyanide, which is lethal to living organisms. In the 1920s, Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, Sr., formulated a theory that amygdalin could kill cancer cells. Histheory was inconsistent with biochemical facts and has since been modifiedat least twice by his son, Ernst T. Krebs, Jr. Extensive work has been doneby cancer scientists to test the claim that Laetrile… Expand
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