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Traditional and Complementary/Alternative Medicine


Global TCAM program

With efforts by the World Health Organization and international twinning programs improving access to conventional care for childhood cancer, understanding the global use of Traditional and Complementary/Alternative Medicine is critical. Reliance on TCAM may affect time to presentation, adherence, and abandonment of care. We developed a cross-cultural survey that produced reliable and valid results. Our findings will aid investigators in providing guidelines on TCAM, support the development of education and research priorities, and identify variables associated with TCAM in different areas of the world.