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Med Sci (Paris). 2018 Nov;34(11):999-1002. doi: 10.1051/medsci/2018216. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

[Are « complementary » cancer therapies actually indirectly harmful?]

[Article in French]

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UMR 7268 ADÉS, Aix-Marseille, Université/EFS/ CNRS ; CoReBio PACA, case 901, Parc scientifique de Luminy, 13288 Marseille Cedex 09, France.

Abstract

A recent paper shows that cancer patients using complementary therapies in addition to conventional treatment have distinctly worse outcomes. Analysis of the data shows that they are much more likely to refuse one component of conventional treatment: this explains the negative effects of recourse to complementary approaches and underlines the need for great caution in approving their use while ensuring correct adherence to the anti-tumour treatment.

PMID:
30526822
DOI:
10.1051/medsci/2018216

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