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Integrative physicians and an herbal cancer “cure”

	author = {Eran Ben-Arye and Shoshana Keren Rosenberg and Noah Samuels},
	title = {Integrative physicians and an herbal cancer “cure”},
	journal = {Translational Lung Cancer Research},
	volume = {5},
	number = {4},
	year = {2016},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Oncologists are frequently asked about herbal remedies claiming to “cure” cancer, or at least delay its progression. While complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) should be aimed primarily at improving quality-of-life (QOL) related concerns, “wonder cures” are part of an alternative health belief model providing hope for a “miracle” where conventional treatment has failed. We describe a physician with extensive small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) undergoing chemotherapy, with significant toxicities and impaired daily function. He had come for an integrative physician (IP) consultation, provided by a medical doctor dually trained in CIM and supportive cancer care, taking place in a conventional supportive cancer care service. We describe the IP consultation in general and regarding an herbal remedy which was being promoted as a “cure” for cancer. The subsequent patient-tailored CIM treatment process, in which patients receive evidence-based guidance on treatments which address QOL-related concerns, are presented.},
	issn = {2226-4477},	url = {}