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Integrative Cancer Therapies

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779402/traditional-and-complementary-medicine-use-among-indigenous-cancer-patients-in-australia-canada-new-zealand-and-the-united-states-a-systematic-review
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Alana Gall, Stuart Leske, Jon Adams, Veronica Matthews, Kate Anderson, Sheleigh Lawler, Gail Garvey
BACKGROUND: Cancer 'patients' are increasingly using traditional indigenous and complementary medicines (T&CM) alongside conventional medical treatments to both cure and cope with their cancer diagnoses. To date T&CM use among Indigenous cancer patients from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States has not been systematically reviewed. METHODS: We systematically searched bibliographic databases to identify original research published between January 2000 and October 2017 regarding T&CM use by Indigenous cancer patients in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States...
May 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775121/a-cohort-study-to-examine-the-use-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-in-combination-with-conventional-therapies-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-china
#2
Lingling Sun, Paul Fahey, Xiaoshu Zhu, Weng Ng, Zhuo Ping Chen, Yiwen Qiu, Hezheng Lai, Jietao Lin, Lizhu Lin
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the major malignancies associated with high mortality rates. Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) alone, or in combination with conventional therapies (CT), has been widely used for patients with HCC in China. This study aims to explore how integrative therapy (IT) through the combination of CHM and CT affects the survival of patients with intermediate-advanced HCC. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China...
May 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771164/retrospective-evaluation-of-clinical-experience-with-intravenous-ascorbic-acid-in-patients-with-cancer
#3
Anthony J Bazzan, George Zabrecky, Nancy Wintering, Andrew B Newberg, Daniel A Monti
BACKGROUND: Intravenous ascorbic acid (IV AA) has been used extensively in cancer patients throughout the United States. Currently, there are limited data on the safety and clinical effects of IV AA. The purpose of this study was to expand the current literature using a retrospective analysis of adverse events and symptomatic changes of IV AA in a large sample of cancer patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients receiving IV AA for cancer at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital over a 7-year period...
May 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742928/an-integrated-study-on-the-antitumor-effect-and-mechanism-of-triphala-against-gynecological-cancers-based-on-network-pharmacological-prediction-and-in-vitro-experimental-validation
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Yuhang Zhao, Min Wang, Jokyab Tsering, Hanluo Li, Simin Li, Yuepeng Li, Yinghua Liu, Xianda Hu
OBJECTIVES: Triphala is a herbal medicine that has been widely used for treating a variety of ailments. This study aims to systematically analyze the antitumor effects of Triphala on gynecological cancers. METHODS: The antineoplastic activities of Triphala on gynecological cancers were analyzed using network pharmacology-based strategies. Afterward, the human ovarian cancer cell line SK-OV-3, cervical cancer cell line HeLa, and endometrial cancer cell line HEC-1-B were selected for experimetal valification...
May 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701107/do-women-with-breast-cancer-who-choose-adjunctive-integrative-oncology-care-receive-different-standard-oncologic-treatment
#5
Leanna J Standish, Fred Dowd, Erin Sweet, Linda Dale, M Robyn Andersen
PURPOSE: To determine if women with breast cancer who choose adjunctive naturopathic oncology (NO) specialty care receive different standard oncologic treatment when compared with breast cancer patients who receive only standard care. PARTICIPANTS: Women with breast cancer stages 0 to 4, aged 18+ who spoke English and sought care from outpatient naturopathic doctor clinics were enrolled in an observational study of clinical and quality of life outcomes. Women who sought NO care 2 or more times within the first 2 years postdiagnosis were identified as NO cases...
April 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681185/cognitively-based-compassion-training-cbct-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-randomized-clinical-trial-study
#6
Edgar Gonzalez-Hernandez, Rocio Romero, Daniel Campos, Diana Burichka, Rebeca Diego-Pedro, Rosa Baños, Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Ausiàs Cebolla
CONTEXT: Breast cancer (BC) requires a significant psychological adaptation once treatment is finished. There is growing evidence of how compassion training enhances psychological and physical well-being, however, there are very few studies analyzing the efficacy of compassion-based Interventions on BC survivors. OBJECTIVE: To study the efficacy of the Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) protocol in a BC survivor sample on quality of life, psychological well-being, fear of cancer recurrence, self-compassion, and compassion domains and mindfulness facets...
April 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681184/tam-infiltration-differences-in-tumor-first-and-zheng-first-models-and-the-underlying-inflammatory-molecular-mechanism-in-pancreatic-cancer
#7
Feng-Jiao Wang, Peng Wang, Lian-Yu Chen, Ya-Wen Geng, Hao Chen, Zhi-Qiang Meng, Lu-Ming Liu, Zhen Chen
BACKGROUND: Syndrome ( ZHENG in Chinese) in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) refers to the intrinsic characteristics of a pathological process at a certain stage; these characteristics are influenced by internal and external environments and reveal the nature of a disease. Proper syndrome differentiation is the basic principle that guides clinical treatment. OBJECTIVE: To have a good understanding of tumor progression and the different mechanisms related to ZHENG that have occurred before and after tumor development and to explore the valid evaluation criteria of different pancreatic cancer syndromes to improve the guiding role of TCM syndrome differentiation in pancreatic cancer treatment...
April 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665734/in-vivo-antitumor-effects-of-mk615-led-by-pd-l1-downregulation
#8
Masashi Yanaki, Masayuki Kobayashi, Atsushi Aruga, Minoru Nomura, Makoto Ozaki
BACKGROUND/AIM: MK615 extracted from Prunus mume was reported to have anti-inflammatory effects. In this article, we examined the in vivo antitumor effect of MK615 (an extract from Japanese apricot) using mouse tumor xenografts and focusing on the downregulation of PD-L1 (programmed death-ligand 1), a ligand of programmed cell death-1, a surface protein of activated T cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: B16/BL6 melanoma cells were injected into C57BL/6 or BALB/c-nu/nu mice to establish lung metastasis...
April 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661032/results-from-a-pilot-study-of-handheld-vibration-exercise-intervention-reduces-upper-limb-dysfunction-and-fatigue-in-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-radiotherapy-vibbra-study
#9
Sarah Kneis, Anja Wehrle, Anne Ilaender, Natalja Volegova-Neher, Albert Gollhofer, Hartmut Bertz
PURPOSE: Although there is evidence that breast cancer patients benefit from exercising during treatment, exercising during radiotherapy and especially the effects on upper-limb dysfunctions have been infrequently assessed. Therefore, we primarily aimed to confirm our interventions' feasibility and secondarily aimed to affect upper-limb dysfunctions and fatigue. METHODS: Twenty-two breast cancer patients scheduled for radiotherapy were allocated to an intervention (IG) or a passive control group (CG) as they preferred...
April 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652200/bursera-copallifera-extracts-have-cytotoxic-and-migration-inhibitory-effects-in-breast-cancer-cell-lines
#10
Fabiola Domínguez, Paola Maycotte, Adilene Acosta-Casique, Sofía Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Diego A Moreno, Federico Ferreres, Juan Carlos Flores-Alonso, María Guadalupe Delgado-López, Martín Pérez-Santos, Maricruz Anaya-Ruiz
Plants from the Bursera genus are widely distributed in the tropical dry forests of Mexico. In traditional medicine, extracts from different species of Bursera have been used for a wide range of biological activities, including the treatment of cancer-related symptoms. Compounds present in the Bursera genus include lignans, flavonoids, steroids, short-chain aliphatic alkanes, acetates, alcohols, ketones, and terpenoids. In some instances, secondary metabolites of these classes of compounds may induce cytotoxicity, and therefore we sought to investigate the effects of B...
April 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652199/the-role-and-mechanism-of-borneol-to-open-the-blood-brain-barrier
#11
Tao Wu, Aiqin Zhang, Hongyang Lu, Qiaoyuan Cheng
BACKGROUND: The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is the greatest challenge in the treatment of intracranial malignant tumors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine the role of borneol in opening the BBB and elucidate the underlying mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomized into borneol group intragastrically administered with 10% borneol corn oil (2 mL/kg) and control group. After 30 minutes, 2% Evans blue (4 mL/kg) was injected...
April 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649913/effects-of-an-exercise-intervention-on-cancer-related-fatigue-and-its-relationship-to-markers-of-oxidative-stress
#12
Chris P Repka, Reid Hayward
BACKGROUND: Although the underlying mechanisms of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) are not fully characterized, treatment-associated oxidative stress may play a role. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of an exercise intervention on the relationship between CRF and oxidative stress. METHODS: Upon cessation of radiation or chemotherapy, 8 cancer patients participated in a 10-week exercise intervention (EX), while 7 continued standard care (CON). Blood draws and fatigue questionnaires were administered to cancer patients before and after the intervention as well as to 7 age-matched individuals with no cancer history...
April 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649905/the-effect-of-acupressure-on-pain-in-cancer-patients-with-bone-metastasis-a-nonrandomized-controlled-trial
#13
Sibel Serçe, Özlem Ovayolu, Lütfiye Pirbudak, Nimet Ovayolu
BACKGROUND: Pain is a serious and common problem in bone metastases. For this purpose, complementary and supportive practices are also applied along with medical treatment. This study was conducted for the purpose of evaluating the effect of acupressure on pain in cancer patients with bone metastasis. METHODS: The study was conducted in a nonrandomized controlled trial with patients who applied to the radiotherapy unit of an oncology hospital. The data of the study were collected by using a questionnaire and the Visual Analog Scale...
April 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29633652/music-therapy-reduces-radiotherapy-induced-fatigue-in-patients-with-breast-or-gynecological-cancer-a-randomized-trial
#14
Tereza Raquel Alcântara-Silva, Ruffo de Freitas-Junior, Nilceana Maya Aires Freitas, Wanderley de Paula Junior, Delson José da Silva, Graziela Dias Pinheiro Machado, Mayara Kelly Alves Ribeiro, Jonathas Paiva Carneiro, Leonardo Ribeiro Soares
PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of music therapy on the reduction of fatigue in women with breast or gynecological malignant neoplasia during radiotherapy, since it is one of the most frequent side effects of this type of treatment, and may interfere with self-esteem, social activities, and quality of life. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial (control group [CG] and music therapy group [MTG]) to assess fatigue, quality of life, and symptoms of depression in women undergoing radiotherapy using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy: Fatigue (FACT-F) version 4, Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) version 4, and Beck Depression Inventory in 3 separate times, namely, during the first week of radiotherapy, on the week of the intermediary phase, and during the last week of radiotherapy...
April 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629606/cancer-and-complementary-therapies-current-trends-in-survivors-interest-and-use
#15
Maryam Qureshi, Erin Zelinski, Linda E Carlson
BACKGROUND: Cancer survivors use complementary therapies (CTs) for a variety of reasons; however, with interest and use reportedly on the rise and a widening range of products and practices available, there is a need to establish trends in and drivers of interest. We aimed to determine (1) frequencies of use, level of interest, and barriers for 30 specific CTs and (2) whether physical symptoms, perceived stress (PS), or spiritual well-being were related to interest levels. METHOD: A total of 212 cancer outpatients were surveyed at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Canada...
April 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607690/antitumor-and-immunomodulatory-activities-of-ganoderma-lucidum-polysaccharides-in-glioma-bearing-rats
#16
Chunhua Wang, Songsheng Shi, Quan Chen, Shuqian Lin, Rui Wang, Saizhen Wang, Chunmei Chen
Malignant gliomas are the most common brain tumors with high rates of recurrence and mortality. Novel approaches are in research, and immunotherapy emerges as a promising strategy. Recently, scientific attention has been focused on Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides (GL-PS), one of the critical bioactive components of G lucidum, which have been recognized as a promising natural source of immunomodulatory and anticancer compounds. It remains unknown whether the GL-PS have any immunomodulatory and anticancer effects on brain glioma...
March 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607686/use-of-integrative-oncology-involvement-in-decision-making-and-breast-cancer-survivor-health-related-quality-of-life-in-the-first-5-years-postdiagnosis
#17
M Robyn Andersen, Erin Sweet, Shelly Hager, Marcia Gaul, Fred Dowd, Leanna J Standish
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to describe changes in the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of women who do and do not seek naturopathic oncology (NO) complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) care during and immediately after breast cancer treatment, and to explore the predictive role of NO CAM care, demographic characteristics, and involvement in decision-making on HRQOL in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Matched cohorts of breast cancer survivors who did and did not choose to supplement their breast cancer treatment with NO care within 2 years of diagnosis participated...
March 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607685/integrative-oncology-in-supportive-cancer-care-in-israel
#18
Ilanit Shalom-Sharabi, Moshe Frenkel, Opher Caspi, Gil Bar-Sela, Martine Toledano, Noah Samuels, Elad Schiff, Eran Ben-Arye
PURPOSE: Integrative oncology (IO) services provide complementary/integrative medicine (CIM) therapies to patients as part of their supportive cancer care. In this study, we examine and compare the structural, operational, financial and academic/research-related aspects of IO services in Israeli oncology centers. METHODS: The medical directors of seven Israeli IO programs completed questionnaires which explored the objectives and organizational features of their service within the context of supportive cancer care...
March 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558830/naturopathic-oncology-care-for-thoracic-cancers-a-practice-survey
#19
Dugald Seely, Julie K Ennis, Ellen McDonell, Linlu Zhao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is a lack of information on therapies recommended by naturopathic doctors (NDs) for lung and gastroesophageal cancer care. Study objectives were to: (1) identify the most common interventions considered for use by NDs; (2) identify interventions NDs recommend to support key therapeutic goals; and (3) identify potential contraindications between integrative and conventional therapies. METHODS: Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) members (n = 351) were invited to complete an electronic survey...
March 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094627/feasibility-of-homeopathic-treatment-for-symptom-reduction-in-an-integrative-oncology-service
#20
Noah Samuels, Yakov Freed, Rony Weitzen, Merav Ben-David, Yair Maimon, Uri Eliyahu, Raanan Berger
BACKGROUND: Homeopathy has the potential to reduce symptoms related to cancer treatment. The present study examined the feasibility of a homeopathic consultation and treatment program, provided as part of an integrative oncology service. METHODS: The electronic medical files of patients undergoing a homeopathic consultation in an integrative oncology service clinic were examined retrospectively. Adherence to the homeopathic treatment regimen and perceived response to the treatment were evaluated...
June 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
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