Nutrition Business Journal

Researchers Mobilize to Test CAMs Role in Global Cancer Epidemic

Scientists investigate TCM formula for esophageal cancer, and vitamin E to prevent prostate cancer.

Global interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for cancer is on the rise. In Europe, one-third of all cancer patients use complementary and alternative therapies, according to a study of 1,000 patients in 14 European countries. The study, conducted with the U.K.’s Manchester University, asked patients about 58 different CAM therapies. Usage rates ranged from less than 15% of patients in Greece to nearly 75% in Italy, averaging 33% overall. Herbs wer

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