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Research Methodology Challenges in Integrative Oncology 

Research Methodology Challenges in Integrative Oncology
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Research Methodology Challenges in Integrative Oncology
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Vinjar Magne Fønnebø

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199329724.003.0004
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date: 17 October 2019

Chapter 4 discusses research methodology challenges in integrative oncology, including the limitations of CAM treatment with regard to prolonged overall survival and reduction of tumor size, difference in pre-research patient experience between conventional medicine and CAM, and that research in CAM and cancer should lead to results ensuring that the treatments patients seek are safe, document what packages of care are most beneficial, and double-check claims of efficacy of products and procedures that are intended for general and widespread use among cancer patients.

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