Evidence-based summaries | Cam-Cancer

Evidence-based summaries

CAM Cancer follows a strict methodology to ensure that the summaries are of high quality, unbiased and clinically relevant, as well as easy to access and use.

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Our summaries aim to present the best available evidence that exists about CAM interventions for the prevention, treatment or supportive care of cancer. The summaries provide background information of a treatment as well as an appraisal of the evidence of its efficacy and safety. CAM-summaries are peer-reviewed and annually updated.

The primary audience for our summaries are health care professionals. We strive to present the evidence in a clinically meaningful way, for facilitating dialogue between clinicians and their patients and contributing to informed health decisions and patient safety. 

Although the summaries are mainly written with a professional readership in mind, the introductory abstracts could also be recommended for lay persons. 

The summaries are written using a common template, and presented on the web site with hyper-linked sections that enable easy navigation and distribution. The main A-Z listing provides a total overview of the more than 70 summaries, sorted by intervention name (and in some cases, the specific outcomes investigated). A number of sorting keys for listing the summaries are available:

Dietary approaches - Herbal products - Manipulative/ body-based - Mind-body interventions -  Other CAM

All summaries are fully referenced. Summaries including five or more controlled clinical trials/systematic reviews present details and data in table format (Evidence tables). 

The summaries are open-access and free to use for educational purposes.. 
 

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