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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Tratamientos del cáncer poco habituales

Unconventional cancer treatments (UN-kun-VEN-shuh-nul KAN-ser TREET-munts)
Approaches that use substances or methods of treating cancer that have not been shown to be effective by accepted scientific methods, such as carefully designed clinical trials.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.