Greater Risk of Death in Cancer Patients Who Choose Alternative Therapies

October 7, 2017

This video highlights a recent study that looked at the survival impact of cancer patients who chose alternative medicine instead of conventional cancer treatments.

In this video, Skyler Johnson, MD, of the Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, discusses a study that looked at the survival impact of cancer patients who chose alternative medicine instead of conventional cancer treatments.

The study was recently published online ahead of print in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Johnson presented the results at the 2017 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, held September 24–27 in San Diego (abstract 2952).