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Decisions to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by male cancer patients: information-seeking roles and types of evidence used

  • Maggie Evans1,
  • Alison Shaw1,
  • Elizabeth A Thompson2,
  • Stephen Falk3,
  • Pat Turton4,
  • Trevor Thompson1 and
  • Deborah Sharp1Email author
BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)20077:25

Received: 08 January 2007

Accepted: 04 August 2007

Published: 04 August 2007

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Original Submission
8 Jan 2007 Submitted Original manuscript
26 Mar 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Janet Richardson
16 May 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dianne Shumay
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Jun 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dianne Shumay
31 Jul 2007 Author responded Author comments - Deborah Sharp
Resubmission - Version 3
31 Jul 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 3
4 Aug 2007 Editorially accepted
4 Aug 2007 Article published 10.1186/1472-6882-7-25

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Authors’ Affiliations

Academic Unit of Primary Care, Department of Community-based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, Bristol, UK
Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, Bristol, UK
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK