Clinical Oncology

[A chemist’s thoughts about alternative medicine]

FÁBIÁN István1

AUGUST 30, 2019

Clinical Oncology - 2019;6(03)

[Alternative medicine offers a virtual challenge for classical 21st century evidence based medicine even that the latest is justifi ed by effi cacy and survival improvements. The theoretical basis of the alternative medicine is not justifi ed by experimental or clinical evidence. Ethics of the contemporary pharmacologic marketing equally considers the interest of the patient, the doctor and the pharmacological company. Unfortunately, alternative medicine does not consider market ethics and gains unjustifi ed competitive advantage. Beside the statements of the professional organizations, it is necessary continuously inform the patients and the doctors on the lack of real evidence on the effi cacies of these ”alternative” medical solutions.]


  1. Debreceni Egyetem, Szervetlen és Analitikai Kémiai Tanszék, Debrecen



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