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Breast Care (Basel). 2009;4(1):31-33. Epub 2009 Feb 20.

Carctol: Profit before Patients?

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Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Carctol is a herbal remedy that recently was widely reported to offer a cure for a range of cancers. This article is aimed at evaluating the evidence that supports this claim.

METHODS:

In addition to numerous websites, we conducted systematic searches in six electronic databases. Any factual information relating to Carctol was considered.

RESULTS:

The websites provided the composition of the herbal mixture and numerous claims as to its effectiveness. However, not a single scientific study of any style was found.

CONCLUSIONS:

The claim that Carctol is of any benefit to cancer patients is not supported by scientific evidence.

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