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714-X (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Patient Information [NCI] - Overview

  • The main ingredient of 714-X is camphor, which comes from the wood and bark of the camphor tree (see Question 1).
  • It is claimed that 714-X helps the immune system fight cancer (see Question 3).
  • No study of 714-X has been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal to show it is safe or effective in treating cancer (see Question 6).
  • 714-X is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States (see Question 8).

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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