London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 14, 2014 -- The Cancer Healing And Research Trust (CHART), a charity based in London, United Kingdom today announced the launch of its Medical Log.
The new online system is a key part of CHART's aim to discover which natural and "alternative" cancer therapies are safe and effective, and to help patients avoid the many ineffective or unsafe products being promoted by the alternative health industry.
The charity hopes to fill a large gap in cancer research by collecting patient experiences with a wide range of therapies that pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions often neglect.
It aims to determine the effectiveness of therapies as wide-ranging as supplements, vitamins, herbs, prayer, massage, meditation, diet changes, thermo-therapy, exercise and many other modalities, whether or not taken in conjunction with conventional therapies.
Information collected in the Medical Log will be analysed by CHART and independent researchers and the results shared on its website.
Joshua Antanaitis, CHART Director, says "There are many websites and alternative health commentators claiming that certain therapies cure cancer, or treat it effectively in some way. But today there is no trustworthy source of data to help patients determine whether those therapies really work.
"At the same time, pharmaceutical companies aren't financially incentivised to research natural treatments, because medical trial costs are high and revenues from un-patentable natural therapies are limited.
"We want to collect the experiences of everyone using non-conventional therapies to get a true picture of their effectiveness, which we can share with all cancer sufferers."
CHART is inviting patients to create a Medical Log from today. In the case that patients are too sick or computer illiterate to create a Medical Log, facilities are provided for a carer or loved one to assist the patient. A Medical Log can even be created for a family member who recently passed away.
More information about the Medical Log is available on the website, https://chartnaturalcancerhealing.org/Medical-Log.
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