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Oncology (Williston Park). 2012 Aug;26(8):754-8.

Cancer quackery: the persistent popularity of useless, irrational 'alternative' treatments.

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Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA.


At a time when many readily believe that vaccines cause autism, or that government scientists created AIDS as a weapon of black genocide, it is not surprising that medical quackery, especially cancer quackery, remains a flourishing and lucrative business throughout the developed world. This review provides a brief recap of its history and an overview of the various types of unproven or disproved cancer therapies popular now in the United States and elsewhere.

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