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Laetrile for cancer: a systematic review of the clinical evidence

Overview of attention for article published in Supportive Care in Cancer, November 2006
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
2 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
8 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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Readers on

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106 Mendeley
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1 Connotea
Title
Laetrile for cancer: a systematic review of the clinical evidence
Published in
Supportive Care in Cancer, November 2006
DOI 10.1007/s00520-006-0168-9
Pubmed ID
Authors

Stefania Milazzo, Stephane Lejeune, Edzard Ernst

Abstract

Many cancer patients treated with conventional therapies also try 'alternative' cancer treatments. Laetrile is one such 'alternative' that is claimed to be effective by many alternative therapists. Laetrile is also sometimes referred to as amygdalin, although the two are not the same.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Unknown 100 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 31 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 14%
Student > Bachelor 14 13%
Researcher 11 10%
Student > Master 11 10%
Other 24 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 32%
Unspecified 32 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 6%
Chemistry 4 4%
Other 13 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 December 2018.
All research outputs
#674,014
of 13,504,032 outputs
Outputs from Supportive Care in Cancer
#72
of 2,682 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,239
of 188,265 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Supportive Care in Cancer
#1
of 61 outputs
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