Swiss Cancer League

Website: http://www.swisscancer.ch
Contact(s):

Thomas Cerny

The “Study Group for Complementary and Alternative Methods in Cancer” (SCAC)

Do mistletoe injections, nutritional supplements or shark cartilage really fight cancer? What are the risks and side-effects of complementary and alternative therapy methods? The Swiss “Study Group for Complementary and Alternative Methods in Cancer” is committed to studying these and other related questions.

Meetings and Documentation

SCAC collects information on complementary and alternative medical treatments and publishes documents for both patients and medical professionals. The Study Group meets twice a year to exchange information and to participate in presentations on current CAM methods. This promotes both the further education and the contact and exchange with other European cancer leagues, research scientists and oncologists as well as members of other international organizations.

Organization and Range of Activities

SCAC is affiliated with the Scientific Office of the Swiss Cancer League. It is financed and contracted by the Swiss Cancer League. SCAC was founded in 1982 on the initiative of the Swiss Oncology and in close collaboration with the Swiss Cancer League. Since then the group has written and published numerous documents on complementary and alternative methods in cancer treatment.

For more information on SCAC contact the Swiss Cancer League, Effingerstrasse 40, P.O. Box 8219, CH-3001 Bern, tel.: +41 31 389 9284, email: skak@swisscancer.ch.