This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution
Subscribe to this journal
Receive 12 print issues and online access
$189.00 per year
only $15.75 per issue
Rent or buy this article
Get just this article for as long as you need it
Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout
Gorski, D. H. Integrative oncology: really the best of both worlds? Nature Rev. Cancer 14, 692–700 (2014).
Greenlee, H. et al. Integrative oncology — strong science is needed for better patient care. Nature Rev. Cancer http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrc3822-c1 (2015).
Gorski, D. H. & Novella, S. P. Clinical trials of integrative medicine: testing whether magic works? Trends Mol. Med. 20, 473–476 (2014).
Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. Reiki therapy. Cleveland Clinic [online], (2014).
Mease, M. R. Reiki at University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, a magnet hospital: Mega R. Mease is interviewed by William Lee Rand. Holist. Nurs. Pract. 25, 233–237 (2011).
Gorski, D. H. A tale of quackademic medicine at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Science-Based Medicine [online], (2014).
Bossi, L. M., Ott, M. J. & DeCristofaro, S. Reiki as a clinical intervention in oncology nursing practice. Clin. J. Oncol. Nurs. 12, 489–494 (2008).
Weissmann, G. Witchcraft and reiki: voodoo economics and voodoo healing. FASEB J. 23, 1617–1621 (2009).
Atwood, K. C. Naturopathy: a critical appraisal. MedGenMed 5, 1–8 (2003).
Atwood, K. C. Naturopathy, pseudoscience, and medicine: myths and fallacies versus truth. MedGenMed 6, 33 (2004).
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. What is naturopathic oncology? Naturopathic Oncology [online], (2014).
Bauer-Wu, S., Zick, S. M., Lee, R. T., Balneaves, L. G. & Greenlee, H. Advancing the evidence base and transforming cancer care through interprofessional collegiality: the Society for Integrative Oncology. J. Natl Cancer Inst. Monogr. 50, 294 (2014).
North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners. NPLEX examination overview. NABNE [online], (2014).
Greenlee, H. et al. Clinical Practice Guidelines on the use of integrative therapies as supportive care in patients treated for breast cancer. J. Natl Cancer Inst. Monogr. 50, 346–358 (2014).
Gorski, D. H. Selling “integrative oncology” as a monograph in JNCI. Science-Based Medicine [online], (2014).
The corresponding author is the chair of the board of directors of the Society for Science-Based Medicine, an organization dedicated to promoting a strong scientific basis for medicine, and the managing editor of the Science-Based Medicine weblog.
Rights and permissions
About this article
Cite this article
Gorski, D. Integrative oncology — strong science is needed for better patient care. Nat Rev Cancer 15, 165–166 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrc3822-c2