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Parliamentary question - E-001359/2022Parliamentary question

    Integrative oncology in cancer treatment

    Question for written answer  E-001359/2022
    to the Commission
    Rule 138
    Manuela Ripa (Verts/ALE)

    Integrative oncology is a therapeutic solution that aims to improve the care of cancer patients and survivors by combining conventional treatments with the best complementary therapies in coordinated and personalised treatment plans. Although around 40 % of cancer patients use complementary therapies alongside conventional medicine, Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan does not take account of this approach. The report published by Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) makes reference to integrative oncology, stressing that scientifically accepted holistic therapies approved by health authorities can help patients with the parallel effects of their treatments. Particular attention is drawn to the importance of developing a holistic, integrative and patient-centred approach and encouraging, where appropriate, the complementary use of these therapies.

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