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Answer to the letter to the editors by Matthes and colleagues regarding our systematic reviews on mistletoe

  • Jutta HuebnerEmail author
  • M. Freuding
  • C. Keinki
  • O. Micke
  • J. Buentzel
Letter to the Editors

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hämatologie und Internistische Onkologie, Klinik für Innere Medizin IIUniversitätsklinikum JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Klinik für Strahlentherapie und RadioonkologieFranziskus HospitalBielefeldGermany
  3. 3.Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-HeilkundeSüdharzklinikum NordhausenNordhausenGermany

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