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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
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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/28745084/patient-with-unresectable-cholangiocarcinoma-treated-with-radiofrequency-hyperthermia-in-combination-with-chemotherapy-a-case-report
#2
Juyoung Ryu, Kangwook Lee, Changmug Joe, JongCheon Joo, Namhun Lee, Hwa-Seung Yoo
Hyperthermia, which is a noninvasive treatment that causes tumor cells to become heated and that works in synergy with anticancer drugs and radiation therapy, is emerging as a promising treatment for patients with cancer. The purpose of this study is to report the efficacy of hyperthermia combined with chemotherapy (gemcitabine/cisplatin) for the treatment of a patient with unresectable cholangiocarcinoma. A 54-year-old man was diagnosed as hilar cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin tumor) and was administered neoadjuvant and preoperative radiation with chemotherapy...
July 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745083/elemental-diet-accelerates-the-recovery-from-oral-mucositis-and-dermatitis-induced-by-5-fluorouracil-through-the-induction-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-2
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Koji Harada, Tarannum Ferdous, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Yoshiya Ueyama
Mucositis and dermatitis induced by anticancer agents are common complications of anticancer therapies. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of Elental (Ajinomoto Pharmaceutical Ltd, Tokyo, Japan), an elemental diet with glutamine in the treatment of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-induced oral mucositis and dermatitis in vivo and tried to clarify the underlying mechanisms of its action. Oral mucositis and dermatitis was induced through a combination of 5-FU treatment and mild abrasion of the cheek pouch in hamsters and the dorsal skin in nude mice respectively...
July 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745082/chinese-herbal-medicine-jian-pi-li-gan-decoction-improved-survival-of-nonresectable-hepatocellular-cancer-after-radiofrequency-ablation-a-retrospective-study
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Chengwu Tang, Wenming Feng, Lianjin Qin, Ying Bao
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of Jian Pi Li Gan Decoction (JPLGD) on long-term survival of nonresectable hepatocellular cancer (HCC) after radiofrequency ablation (RFA). METHODS: Between January 2010 and February 2013, 95 patients with nonresectable HCC treated by RFA in our hospital were enrolled, of whom 47 patients received JPLGD accompanying RFA (JPLGD group), and 48 patients received RFA alone (control group). Medical records of these patients were retrospectively analyzed...
July 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741383/adherence-to-mediterranean-diet-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-brca-mutation-carriers
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Eleonora Bruno, Siranoush Manoukian, Elisabetta Venturelli, Andreina Oliverio, Francesca Rovera, Giovanna Iula, Daniele Morelli, Bernard Peissel, Jacopo Azzolini, Eliana Roveda, Patrizia Pasanisi
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance is associated with higher breast cancer (BC) penetrance in BRCA mutation carriers. Metabolic syndrome (MetS), an insulin resistance syndrome, can be reversed by adhering to the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet). In a dietary intervention trial on BRCA mutation carriers, we evaluated adherence to the MedDiet, and the association with the MetS, by analyzing data from the Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener (MEDAS). METHODS: BRCA mutation carriers, with or without BC, aged 18 to 70 years, were eligible for the trial...
July 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714337/correlation-between-natural-killer-cell-activity-and-systemic-inflammatory-markers-for-heterogeneous-cancer-patients-treated-with-wheel-balance-cancer-therapy
#6
Hwi-Joong Kang, Kyeore Bae, Jee-Hye Kim, Chong-Kwan Cho, Hwa-Seung Yoo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Natural killer (NK) cells are known to have an effect on the prevention of tumorigenesis for the initial cancer, as well as the metastatic cancer. For the past several years, the relationship between cancer and inflammation has been actively studied in preclinical and clinical settings, but there are no reports on alterations in and correlation for NK cell activity (NKA) and systemic inflammatory markers. Accordingly, this study aimed to measure correlation between NKA and the levels of other systemic inflammatory markers in patients with gastric, breast, and pancreatic cancer who received Wheel Balance Cancer Therapy (WBCT)...
July 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665160/use-of-complementary-traditional-chinese-medicines-by-adult-cancer-patients-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#7
Yi-Ting Kuo, Tung-Ti Chang, Chih-Hsin Muo, Mei-Yao Wu, Mao-Feng Sun, Chia-Chou Yeh, Hung-Rong Yen
BACKGROUND: Many patients with cancer seek complementary and alternative medicine treatments. We investigated the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) by adult cancer patients in Taiwan. METHODS: We reviewed the Registry for Catastrophic Illness Patients Database of Taiwan, and included all adult patients diagnosed cancer, based on the International Classification of Diseases (ninth revision), from 2001 to 2009 and followed until 2011. This database allowed categorization of patients as TCM users (n = 74 620) or non-TCM users (n = 508 179)...
June 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617135/influence-of-personalized-exercise-recommendations-during-rehabilitation-on-the-sustainability-of-objectively-measured-physical-activity-levels-fatigue-and-fatigue-related-biomarkers-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#8
Philipp Zimmer, Freerk T Baumann, Max Oberste, Joachim Schmitt, Niklas Joisten, Philipp Hartig, Alexander Schenk, Rafaela Kuhn, Wilhelm Bloch, Monika Reuss-Borst
PURPOSE: Only one-third of patients with breast cancer reach the recommended activity level of 15 to 25 MET h/wk. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of personalized exercise recommendations during rehabilitation on patients' physical activity level, fatigue, and self-perceived cognitive function as well as on side effect-associated biomarkers. METHODS: Total metabolic rate, physical activity level, mean MET and steps, fatigue, self-perceived cognitive functioning , and biomarkers (C-reactive protein [CRP], interleukin 6, macrophage migration inhibiting factor [MIF], tumor necrosis factor [TNF]-α, brain-derived neurotrophic factor [BDNF], insulin-like growth factor 1 [IGF1]) were assessed in 60 patients with breast cancer in the aftercare phase before ( t0) and 8 months after ( t1) the intervention...
June 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617061/cancer-related-fatigue-and-muscle-quality-in-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-survivors
#9
Filipe Dinato de Lima, Martim Bottaro, Ritielli de Oliveira Valeriano, Lorena Cruz, Claudio L Battaglini, Carlos Alexandre Vieira, Ricardo Jacó de Oliveira
The purpose of this study was to compare fatigue, strength, body composition, muscle thickness, and muscle quality between Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors (HLS) and apparently healthy subjects matched by age, gender, and physical activity levels (CON). Twelve HLS (32.16 ± 8.06) and 36 CON (32.42 ± 7.64) were enrolled in the study. Fatigue was assessed using the 20-item Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory, muscle strength using an isokinetic dynamometer, body composition using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, and thickness and muscle quality using B-mode ultrasound...
June 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602099/zerumbone-regulates-dna-repair-responding-to-ionizing-radiation-and-enhances-radiosensitivity-of-human-prostatic-cancer-cells
#10
Pai-Kai Chiang, Wei-Kung Tsai, Marcelo Chen, Wun-Rong Lin, Yung-Chiong Chow, Chih-Chiao Lee, Jong-Ming Hsu, Yu-Jen Chen
INTRODUCTION: Radiation therapy using ionizing radiation is widely used for the treatment of prostate cancer. The intrinsic radiation sensitivity of cancer cells could be enhanced by modulating multiple factors including the capacity to repair DNA damage, especially double-strand breaks (DSBs). We aimed to examine the effect of zerumbone on radiation sensitivity and its protective effects against ionizing radiation-induced DSB in human prostate cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The human prostate cancer PC3 and DU145 cell lines were used...
June 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
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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
#12
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
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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
#15
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
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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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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...
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