Alternative Cancer Treatments & Medical Tourism: People & Power

I saw this excellent documentary on Aljazeera English exploring the alternative cancer therapy clinics, many based in Tijuana, Mexico. Interestingly many of these fee-for-service clinics offer treatments unlicensed elsewhere such as Laetrile, and Sono-photo-dynamic Therapy (which certainly looks like an application of techno-mumbo-jumbo, but I’d be interested in other thoughts on the effectiveness of this therapy).

Cancer Sell – People & Power – Al Jazeera English


I think the most worrying aspect is the commercial sales pressure applied by these clinics to vulnerable people. If ever you need a good argument for Evidence Based Practice, this is it.