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Complementary medicine use during cancer treatment and potential herb-drug interactions from a cross-sectional study in an academic centre

Jermini, Mégane ; Dubois, Julie ; Rodondi, Pierre-Yves ; Zaman, Khalil ; Buclin, Thierry ; Csajka, Chantal ; Orcurto, Angela ; Rothuizen, Laura E .

In: Scientific Reports, 2019, vol. 9, no. 1, p. 5078

Complementary medicine (CM) is used by one third to one half of cancer patients throughout the world. The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of CM use and the potential for interactions with cancer treatments in an academic oncology centre. A cross-sectional study was conducted among patients undergoing current cancer treatment. Among 132 included patients, 56% had used CM...