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Integrative Cancer Therapies

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025275/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-in-minority-and-medically-underserved-oncology-patients-assessment-and-implications
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Desiree Jones, Lorenzo Cohen, Alyssa G Rieber, Diana Urbauer, Bryan Fellman, Michael J Fisch, Arlene Nazario
INTRODUCTION: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in minority and medically underserved oncology patients is not well documented. We assessed knowledge and utilization of CAM in a sample of these patients receiving treatment at an urban community hospital. METHODS: Patients with cancer were interviewed using an electronic application that depicted specific CAM therapies. Patients were questioned on their knowledge and utilization of therapies, deterrents to use, and interest in using these therapies if they were made available...
October 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971702/-we-re-just-not-prepared-for-eating-over-our-whole-life-a-mixed-methods-approach-to-understanding-dietary-behaviors-among-longer-term-cancer-survivors
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Ann Carroll Klassen, Katherine Clegg Smith, Michelle Shuster, Kisha I Coa, Laura E Caulfield, Kathy J Helzlsouer, Kimberly S Peairs, Lillie D Shockney, Dara Stoney, Susan Hannum
BACKGROUND: In many countries, there are growing numbers of persons living with a prior diagnosis of cancer, due to the aging population and more successful strategies for treatment. There is also growing evidence of the importance of healthful diet and weight management for survivorship, yet many long-term cancer survivors are not successfully following recommendations. METHODS: We explored this issue in a mixed methods study with 53 adult survivors of 3 cancers (breast, prostate, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma), living in Maryland...
September 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929821/effects-of-a-translational-community-based-multimodal-exercise-program-on-quality-of-life-and-the-influence-of-start-delay-on-physical-function-and-quality-of-life-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-pilot-study
#3
Michael Paul Foley, Scott Michael Hasson, Eydie Kendall
The purpose of this investigation was 2-fold: (1) to investigate the effects of a translational 12-week community-based multimodal exercise program on quality of life (QoL) in breast cancer survivors (BCS) and (2) to examine the influence of a start delay on physical function and QoL in BCS. Fifty-two female BCS completed a 12-week program consisting of 90-minute supervised exercise sessions at a frequency of 2 supervised sessions per week. Exercise sessions consisted of three 30-minute components: (1) aerobic conditioning, (2) resistance exercise training, and (3) balance and flexibility training...
September 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870114/alleviating-mechanical-allodynia-and-modulating-cellular-immunity-contribute-to-electroacupuncture-s-dual-effect-on-bone-cancer-pain
#4
Yi Liang, Jun-Ying Du, Jun-Fan Fang, Ruo-Yi Fang, Jie Zhou, Xiao-Mei Shao, Yong-Liang Jiang, Yi-Tian Chen, Jian-Qiao Fang
HYPOTHESIS: Electroacupuncture (EA) has been used as an alternative analgesic therapy for hundreds of years, yet its analgesic potency and therapeutic advantage against bone cancer pain (BCP) in comparison with morphine remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effects of EA on mechanical allodynia and cellular immunity of BCP rats, and to further explore the potential mechanism. METHODS: The BCP model was established by implanting Walker 256 mammary gland carcinoma cells into the left tibia of adult female Sprague-Dawley rats...
September 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870110/herbal-medicine-for-xerostomia-in-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#5
Bongki Park, Hyeonseok Noh, Dong-Jun Choi
BACKGROUND: Xerostomia (dry mouth) causes many clinical problems, including oral infections, speech difficulties, and impaired chewing and swallowing of food. Many cancer patients have complained of xerostomia induced by cancer therapy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review is to assess the efficacy of herbal medicine for the treatment of xerostomia in cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Randomized controlled trials investigating the use of herbal medicines to treat xerostomia in cancer patients were included...
September 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870095/efficacy-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-in-treatment-and-prophylaxis-of-radiation-induced-oral-mucositis-in-patients-receiving-radiotherapy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Cong Wang, Peiguo Wang, Huaqiang Ouyang, Jing Wang, Lining Sun, Yanwei Li, Dongying Liu, Zhansheng Jiang, Bin Wang, Zhanyu Pan
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine (Chining decoction, CHIN) for radiation-induced oral mucositis in patients with head and neck cancer. METHODS: From May 2014 to December 2015, 70 consecutive patients were randomly assigned to receive CHIN (treatment group) or recombinant human epidermal growth factor (rhEGF) spray (control group) at a 1:1 ratio. CHIN was administered to treatment group from the first day of radiotherapy until the completion of radiotherapy...
September 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870099/discrepant-views-of-oncologists-and-cancer-patients-on-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-a-chinese-general-hospital
#7
Geliang Yang, Huiqing Zhang, Zheng Gan, Yifu Fan, Wei Gu, Changquan Ling
PURPOSE: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been widely used by cancer patients but rarely discussed by oncologists. This study was designed to evaluate the communication gap between China's oncologists and cancer patients on CAM. METHODS: Two parallel cross-sectional studies assessed 83 oncologists and 402 cancer patients on CAM communication between patients and oncologists, and attitudes toward CAM use and clinical decisions about CAM. RESULTS: A majority (75...
August 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774207/complementary-chinese-herbal-medicine-therapy-improves-survival-of-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#8
Yi-Ting Kuo, Hou-Hsun Liao, Jen-Huai Chiang, Mei-Yao Wu, Bor-Chyuan Chen, Ching-Mao Chang, Ming-Hsien Yeh, Tung-Ti Chang, Mao-Feng Sun, Chia-Chou Yeh, Hung-Rong Yen
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is a difficult-to-treat cancer with a late presentation and poor prognosis. Some patients seek traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) consultation. We aimed to investigate the benefits of complementary Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) among patients with pancreatic cancer in Taiwan. METHODS: We included all patients with pancreatic cancer who were registered in the Taiwanese Registry for Catastrophic Illness Patients Database between 1997 and 2010...
August 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818031/danggui-buxue-decoction-a-classical-formula-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-fails-to-prevent-myelosuppression-in-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-adjuvant-chemotherapy-a-prospective-study
#9
Jin Hong, Xiaosong Chen, Jiahui Huang, Chunqing Li, Li Zhong, Leying Chen, Jiayi Wu, Ou Huang, Jianrong He, Li Zhu, Weiguo Chen, Yafen Li, Hua Wan, Kunwei Shen
Danggui Buxue Decoction (DBD), a classical formula of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has an impact on promoting hematopoiesis. The aim of our study was to determine whether DBD can prevent myelosuppression in breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy. We conducted a phase II randomized prospective controlled clinical study. From December 2013 to February 2015, 106 patients were enrolled and randomly assigned (1:1) to the TCM group and control group. The primary end point was incidence of grade 3-4 neutropenia...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818030/vitamin-e-%C3%AE-tocopherol-exhibits-antitumour-activity-on-oral-squamous-carcinoma-cells-orl-48
#10
Rahayu Zulkapli, Fathilah Abdul Razak, Rosnah Binti Zain
Cancers involving the oral cavity, head, and neck regions are often treated with cisplatin. In cancer therapy, the main target is to eliminate unwanted cancerous cells. However, reports on the nonselective nature of this drug have raised few concerns. Incorrect nutritional habits and lifestyle practices have been directly linked to cancer incidence. Nutrients with antioxidant activity inhibit cancer cells development, destroying them through oxidative stress and apoptosis. α-tocopherol, the potent antioxidant form of vitamin E is a known scavenger of free radicals...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150504/acupuncture-and-reflexology-for-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-breast-cancer
#11
Idan Ben-Horin, Peretz Kahan, Larisa Ryvo, Moshe Inbar, Shahar Lev-Ari, Ravit Geva
BACKGROUND: Treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), which affects approximately 30% to 40% of patients treated with neuropathy-causing agents, is mainly symptomatic. Currently available interventions are of little benefit. STUDY DESIGN: This study was conducted as a retrospective analysis of the efficacy of acupuncture and reflexology in alleviating CIPN in breast cancer patients. METHODS: Medical records of 30 consecutive breast cancer patients who received both chemotherapy and treatment for CIPN according to our Acupuncture and Reflexology Treatment for Neuropathy (ART-N) protocol between 2011 and 2012 were reviewed...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110563/the-hexane-fraction-of-bursera-microphylla-a-gray-induces-p21-mediated-antiproliferative-and-proapoptotic-effects-in-human-cancer-derived-cell-lines
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Sabrina Adorisio, Alessandra Fierabracci, Giulia Gigliarelli, Isabella Muscari, Lorenza Cannarile, Anna Marina Liberati, Maria Carla Marcotullio, Carlo Riccardi, Massimo Curini, Ramon Enrique Robles Zepeda, Domenico V Delfino
Bursera microphylla (BM), one of the common elephant trees, is widely distributed in the Sonoran desert in Mexico. The Seri ethnic group in the Sonoran desert uses BM as an anti-inflammatory and painkiller drug for the treatment of sore throat, herpes labialis, abscessed tooth, and wound healing. Dried stems and leaves of BM are used in a tea to relieve painful urination and to stimulate bronchial secretion. Furthermore, BM is used for fighting venereal diseases. To investigate the effects of the hexane fraction of resin methanol extract (BM-H) on cell growth, the acute myeloid cell line (OCI-AML3) was treated with 250, 25, or 2...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879376/the-fractionated-toona-sinensis-leaf-extract-induces-apoptosis-of-human-osteosarcoma-cells-and-inhibits-tumor-growth-in-a-murine-xenograft-model
#13
Chung-Hwan Chen, Ching-Ju Li, I-Chun Tai, Xiao-Hui Lin, Hseng-Kuang Hsu, Mei-Ling Ho
BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma is a malignant bone tumor prevalent in adolescents with poor prognosis. Toona sinensis showed potent antiproliferation effect on lung, melatonin, ovary, colon, and liver cancers. However, the effects of the species on osteosarcoma cells are rarely investigated. RESULTS: In this study, we found fraction 1 of Toona sinensis leaf (TSL-1) resulted in inhibition of cell viability in MG-63, Saos-2, and U2OS osteosarcoma cell lines, while it only caused a moderate suppressive effect on normal osteoblasts...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821721/coenzyme-q0-enhances-ultraviolet-b-induced-apoptosis-in-human-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-mcf-7-cancer-cells
#14
Hui-Min Wang, Hsin-Ling Yang, Varadharajan Thiyagarajan, Tzu-Hsiang Huang, Pei-Jane Huang, Ssu-Ching Chen, Jer-Yuh Liu, Li-Sung Hsu, Hsueh-Wei Chang, You-Cheng Hseu
Coenzyme Q0 (CoQ0; 2,3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone), a major active constituent of Antrodia camphorata, has been shown to inhibit human triple-negative breast cancer (MDA-MB-231) cells through induction of apoptosis and cell-cycle arrest. Ecological studies have suggested a possible association between ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation and reduction in the risk of breast cancer. However, the underlying mechanism of the combination of CoQ0 and UVB in human estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer (MCF-7) remains unclear...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698266/houttuynia-cordata-thunb-promotes-activation-of-hif-1a-foxo3-and-mef2a-pathways-to-induce-apoptosis-in-human-hepg2-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#15
Jung Min Kim, In-Hu Hwang, Ik-Soon Jang, Min Kim, In Seok Bang, Soo Jung Park, Yun-Jo Chung, Jong-Cheon Joo, Min-Goo Lee
Houttuynia cordata Thunb ( H cordata), a medicinal plant, has anticancer activity, as it inhibits cell growth and induces cell apoptosis in cancer. However, the potential anti-cancer activity and mechanism of H cordata for human liver cancer cells is not well understood. Recently, we identified hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1A, Forkhead box (FOX)O3, and MEF2A as proapoptotic factors induced by H cordata, suggesting that HIF-1A, FOXO3, and MEF2A contribute to the apoptosis of HepG2 hepatocellular carcinoma cells...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698262/boehmenan-a-lignan-from-the-chinese-medicinal-plant-clematis-armandii-inhibits-a431-cell-growth-via-blocking-p70s6-s6-kinase-pathway
#16
Li-Long Pan, Xi-Ling Wang, Xiao-Ling Luo, Si-Yu Liu, Peng Xu, Jin-Feng Hu, Xin-Hua Liu
Previously, we have shown that boehmenan, a natural product isolated from the dried stem of Caulis clematidis armandii, exhibits various biological activities. The current study investigated the effects of boehmenan on the growth of human epidermoid carcinoma A431 cells. Cell viability and 50% inhibiting concentration (IC50) were assessed by CellTiter-Glo luminescent cell viability assay. Cell cycle arrest was measured by flow cytometry. Intracellular reactive oxygen species production and mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) collapse were analyzed by a fluorescence spectrophotometer...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627985/a-mindfulness-based-lifestyle-intervention-for-obese-inactive-endometrial-cancer-survivors-a-feasibility-study
#17
Alexander R Lucas, Brian C Focht, David E Cohn, Janet Buckworth, Maryanna D Klatt
BACKGROUND: Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) to address self-regulation and lifestyle behaviors (diet, physical activity) may benefit endometrial cancer survivors (ECS), who are at increased risk for morbidity and mortality associated with obesity. However, the acceptability of mindfulness training and whether it can augment behavior change in ECS is unknown. We aimed to examine; 1) the feasibility of the Mindfulness in Motion + Diet (MIM+D) intervention and 2) the preliminary efficacy of MIM+D for improving mindfulness, diet, PA and health-related quality of life (HRQL)...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585629/feasibility-of-presurgical-exercise-in-men-with-prostate-cancer-undergoing-prostatectomy
#18
Favil Singh, Robert U Newton, Michael K Baker, Nigel A Spry, Dennis R Taaffe, Jeffery Thavaseelan, Daniel A Galvão
BACKGROUND: Prostatectomy is associated with short- and long-term morbidity, which includes attenuation of muscle function and deterioration of lean body mass. Physical function is a known predictor of morbidity and mortality, with initial evidence indicating that presurgical exercise is associated with fewer postsurgical complications and shorter hospitalization. The aim was to determine the feasibility of a supervised presurgical exercise program for prostate cancer (PCa) patients scheduled for prostatectomy...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27458249/gene-expression-analysis-reveals-the-concurrent-activation-of-proapoptotic-and-antioxidant-defensive-mechanisms-in-flavokawain-b-treated-cervical-cancer-hela-cells
#19
Swee Keong Yeap, Nadiah Abu, Nadeem Akthar, Wan Yong Ho, Huynh Ky, Sheau Wei Tan, Noorjahan Banu Alitheen, Tunku Kamarul
Flavokawain B (FKB) is known to possess promising anticancer abilities. This is demonstrated in various cancer cell lines including HeLa cells. Cervical cancer is among the most widely diagnosed cancer among women today. Though FKB has been shown to be effective in treating cancer cells, the exact molecular mechanism is still unknown. This study is aimed at understanding the effects of FKB on HeLa cells using a microarray-based mRNA expression profiling and proteome profiling of stress-related proteins. The results of this study suggest that FKB induced cell death through p21-mediated cell cycle arrest and activation of p38...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27352956/consumption-of-fresh-yellow-onion-ameliorates-hyperglycemia-and-insulin-resistance-in-breast-cancer-patients-during-doxorubicin-based-chemotherapy-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#20
Farnaz Jafarpour-Sadegh, Vahid Montazeri, Ali Adili, Ali Esfehani, Mohammad-Reza Rashidi, Saeed Pirouzpanah
PURPOSE: Doxorubicin has been found to be associated with insulin resistance in animal models. Onion, a so-called functional food, is noted to affect the insulin signaling pathway of diabetes in vitro. To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate the effects of consuming fresh yellow onions on insulin-related indices compared with a low-onion-containing diet among breast cancer (BC) patients treated with doxorubicin. METHODS: This parallel-design, randomized, triple-blind, controlled clinical trial was conducted on 56 eligible BC patients (aged 30-63 years), diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma...
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