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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431027/a-controlled-trial-of-sheng-yu-tang-for-post-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-leukemia-patients-a-proposed-protocol-and-insights-from-a-preliminary-pilot-study
#1
Tom Fleischer, Tung-Ti Chang, Jen-Huai Chiang, Hung-Rong Yen
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has become a well-established treatment for hematologic disorders including acute leukemia. However, long-term survival rates following this procedure are still extremely low, due to posttransplantation relapse, infections, and graft-versus-host disease. We propose that adjunctive Chinese herbal medicine may benefit posttransplantation patients. In preparation for a randomized clinical trial, we conducted a pilot trial. Methods and Analysis: Between September 2015 and June 2017, 18 patients were consecutively enrolled at China Medical University Hospital and followed for up to 1 year...
February 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430988/protective-effect-of-d-methionine-on-body-weight-loss-anorexia-and-nephrotoxicity-in-cisplatin-induced-chronic-toxicity-in-rats
#2
Ming-Tai Lin, Jiunn-Liang Ko, Te-Chung Liu, Pei-Tsen Chao, Chu-Chyn Ou
D-methionine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that can act as a potent antioxidant. Anorexia and nephrotoxicity are side effects of cisplatin. The protective effects of D-methionine on cisplatin-induced anorexia and renal injury were investigated. The model of chronic cisplatin administration (5 mg/kg body weight) involved intraperitoneal injection on days 1, 8, and 15 and oral D-methionine (300 mg/kg body weight) coadministration daily for 20 days. On the 21st day of treatment, food intake and body weight in the cisplatin-treated group significantly decreased by 52% and 31%, respectively, when compared with a control group...
February 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417850/efficacy-of-ginger-in-ameliorating-acute-and-delayed-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-among-patients-with-lung-cancer-receiving-cisplatin-based-regimens-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Xiangfeng Li, Ying Qin, Wei Liu, Xiao-Yu Zhou, Ya-Nan Li, Li-Ying Wang
Nausea and vomiting are among the most common and distressing side effects of chemotherapy. Additional antiemetic drugs are urgently needed to effectively manage and ameliorate chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). The efficacy of ginger as an antiemetic modality for ameliorating CINV has not been established in previous studies. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of ginger, as an adjuvant drug to standard antiemetic therapy, in ameliorating acute and delayed CINV in patients with lung cancer receiving cisplatin-based regimens...
February 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417836/heart-rate-variability-as-a-marker-of-distress-and-recovery-the-effect-of-brief-supportive-expressive-group-therapy-with-mindfulness-in-cancer-patients
#4
HyeYoun Park, Sohee Oh, Yumi Noh, Ju Young Kim, Jeong-Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the effects of brief supportive expressive group therapy with mindfulness for cancer patients and to assess the utility of heart rate variability (HRV) as a biomarker of distress and treatment effect. METHODS: A total of 28 female patients with nonmetastatic cancer at a university hospital in South Korea received a 4-week modified group therapy for distress reduction. The BESTMIND (Brief Expression and Support Therapy with Mindfulness) program consisted of supportive-expressive group therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction...
February 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390904/meta-analysis-of-exercise-training-on-vascular-endothelial-function-in-cancer-survivors
#5
Rhys I Beaudry, Yuanyuan Liang, Steven T Boyton, Wesley J Tucker, R Matthew Brothers, Kathryn M Daniel, Roshni Rao, Mark J Haykowsky
Cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Vascular endothelial dysfunction, an important contributor in the development of CVD, improves with exercise training in patients with CVD. However, the role of regular exercise to improve vascular function in cancer survivors remains equivocal. We performed a meta-analysis to determine the effect of exercise training on vascular endothelial function in cancer survivors. We searched PubMed (1975 to 2016), EMBASE CINAHL (1937 to 2016), OVID MEDLINE (1948 to 2016), and Cochrane Central Registry of Controlled Trials (1991 to 2016) using search terms: vascular function, endothelial function, flow-mediated dilation [FMD], reactive hyperemia, exercise, and cancer...
January 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390900/anticancer-activity-in-honeybee-propolis-functional-insights-to-the-role-of-caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-and-its-complex-with-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin
#6
Yoshiyuki Ishida, Ran Gao, Navjot Shah, Priyanshu Bhargava, Takahiro Furune, Sunil C Kaul, Keiji Terao, Renu Wadhwa
Besides honey, honeybees make a sticky substance (called propolis/bee glue) by mixing saliva with poplar tree resin and other botanical sources. It is known to be rich in bioactivities of which the anticancer activity is most studied. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) is a key anticancer component in New Zealand propolis. We have earlier investigated the molecular mechanism of anticancer activity in CAPE and reported that it activates DNA damage signaling in cancer cells. CAPE-induced growth arrest of cells was mediated by downregulation of mortalin and activation of p53 tumor suppressor protein...
January 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361852/open-to-exploration-association-of-personality-factors-with-complementary-therapy-use-after-breast-cancer-treatment
#7
Kirsti I Toivonen, Rie Tamagawa, Michael Speca, Joanne Stephen, Linda E Carlson
PURPOSE: Many cancer survivors seek complementary therapies (CTs) to improve their quality of life. While it is well-known that women who are younger, more highly educated, and have higher incomes are more likely to use CTs, individual differences such as personality factors have been largely unexplored as predictors of CT use. METHODS: In a secondary analysis of a larger study, 270 women with stage I to III breast cancer completed self-report measures of demographic and illness-related information, personality variables, and use of several different types of CTs...
January 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355051/fraction-from-lycium-barbarum-polysaccharides-reduces-immunotoxicity-and-enhances-antitumor-activity-of-doxorubicin-in-mice
#8
Xiangliang Deng, Shuang Luo, Xia Luo, Minghua Hu, Fangli Ma, Yuanyuan Wang, Lian Zhou, Rongrong Huang
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether fraction from Lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) could reduce immunotoxicity and enhance antitumor activity of doxorubicin (Dox) in mice. A water-soluble LBP fraction, designated LBP3, was isolated from edible Chinese herbal Lycium barbarum and used in this study. To investigate the effect of LBP3 on Dox-induced immunotoxicity, tumor-free mice were used and treated with either normal saline, Dox, or Dox plus LBP3. To investigate the effect of LBP3 on antitumor activity of Dox, H22 tumor-bearing mice were used and treated with either normal saline, Dox, LBP3, or Dox plus LBP3...
January 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355046/feasibility-and-preliminary-efficacy-of-tailored-yoga-in-survivors-of-head-and-neck-cancer-a-pilot-study
#9
Melissa Adair, Barbara Murphy, Sujatha Yarlagadda, Jie Deng, Mary S Dietrich, Sheila H Ridner
PURPOSE: Treatment for head and neck cancer (HNC) results in long-term toxicities and increased physical and psychosocial survivor burden. There are a limited number of treatments for these late effects. Yoga postures, breath work, relaxation, and meditation, may improve these late effects. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of a tailored yoga program in HNC survivors and obtain preliminary efficacy data. METHODS: This was a randomized wait-list control study of yoga-naive HNC survivors who were >3 months post-cancer treatment...
January 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338443/barriers-to-acupuncture-use-among-breast-cancer-survivors-a-cross-sectional-analysis
#10
Ting Bao, Qing Li, Janice L DeRito, Christina Seluzicki, Eun-Ok Im, Jun Mao
INTRODUCTION: Increasing evidence suggests that acupuncture may be helpful to manage common symptoms and treatment side effects among breast cancer (BC) survivors. Acupuncture usage among BC survivors remains low with little known about the barriers to its utilization. We evaluated perceived barriers to acupuncture use among BC survivors and explored the sociodemographic variations of such barriers. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis at an urban academic cancer center on 593 postmenopausal women with a history of stage I-III hormone receptor-positive BC who were taking or had taken an aromatase inhibitor...
January 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258346/the-long-term-survival-of-a-patient-with-stage-iv-renal-cell-carcinoma-following-an-integrative-treatment-approach-including-the-intravenous-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-low-dose-naltrexone-protocol
#11
Burton M Berkson, Francisco Calvo Riera
In this case report, we describe the treatment of a 64-year-old male patient diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in June of 2008. In spite of a left nephrectomy and the standard oncological protocols, the patient developed a solitary left lung metastasis that continued to grow. He was informed that given his diagnosis and poor response to conventional therapy, any further treatment would, at best, be palliative. The patient arrived at the Integrative Medical Center of New Mexico in August of 2010...
December 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218996/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-among-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer-patients-in-malaysia-an-early-report-from-the-mybcc-study
#12
Aina Farhana Zulkipli, Tania Islam, Nur Aishah Mohd Taib, Maznah Dahlui, Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy, Nabilla Al-Sadat, Hazreen Abdul Majid, Samsinah Hussain
BACKGROUND: The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased and little is known on CAM use during the initial period. Therefore, the aim was to determine prevalence of CAM use among newly diagnosed breast cancer patients prior to seeking conventional treatment. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study involved interviewing newly diagnosed breast cancer patients in the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) using a structured questionnaire...
December 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444604/the-circadian-system-and-cancer-it-s-about-time
#13
Keith I Block
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444603/safety-of-combined-treatment-with-monoclonal-antibodies-and-viscum-album-l-preparations
#14
Friedemann Schad, Jan Axtner, Matthias Kröz, Harald Matthes, Megan L Steele
Combination strategies involving chemotherapy and monoclonal antibodies (mAb) are commonly used in attempts to produce better clinical outcomes. This practice has led to new and ongoing toxicities that may lead to reductions in dose or noncompliance, limiting the effectiveness of treatment. Viscum album L (VA) preparations are widely used in Europe as additive therapy and have been associated with reduced chemotherapy-related adverse reactions and increased health-related quality of life. Concomitant VA therapy might also reduce toxicity related to mAb...
March 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444602/evaluating-integrative-cancer-clinics-with-the-claim-assessment-profile-an-example-with-the-inspirehealth-clinic
#15
Lara Hilton, Pamela Elfenbaum, Shamini Jain, Meredith Sprengel, Wayne B Jonas
BACKGROUND: The evaluation of freestanding integrative cancer clinical programs is challenging and is rarely done. We have developed an approach called the Claim Assessment Profile (CAP) to identify whether evaluation of a practice is justified, feasible, and likely to provide useful information. OBJECTIVES: A CAP was performed in order to (1) clarify the healing claims at InspireHealth, an integrative oncology treatment program, by defining the most important impacts on its clients; (2) gather information about current research capacity at the clinic; and (3) create a program theory and path model for use in prospective research...
March 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096568/preclinical-evaluation-of-safety-of-fucoidan-extracts-from-undaria-pinnatifida-and-fucus-vesiculosus-for-use-in-cancer-treatment
#16
Lata Mathew, Maryam Burney, Anjali Gaikwad, Pranavand Nyshadham, Elizabeth K Nugent, Anneliese Gonzalez, Judith A Smith
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate potential hepatic metabolism-mediated drug interactions with fucoidan from Undaria pinnatifida (UPF) or Fucus vesiculosus (FVF) and potential growth inhibition activity with either fucoidan alone or with chemotherapy. In vivo studies were done to confirm safety and investigate fucoidan-mediated immune modulation. METHODS: Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) 3A4, 2C8, 2C9, and 2D6 inhibition experiments were conducted in vitro followed by an ex vivo human hepatocytes model to evaluate the CYP450 induction potential of each fucoidan at highest theoretical concentrations...
December 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923905/%C3%AE-lapachone-inhibits-lung-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-by-inducing-apoptosis-of-ct26-cells
#17
Ji-Ye Kee, Yo-Han Han, Jinbong Park, Dae-Seung Kim, Jeong-Geon Mun, Kwang Seok Ahn, Hyun-Jung Kim, Jae-Young Um, Seung-Heon Hong
BACKGROUND: β-Lapachone is a quinone-containing compound found in red lapacho ( Tabebuia impetiginosa, syn. T avellanedae) trees. Lapacho has been used in traditional medicine by several South and Central American indigenous people to treat various types of cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate the antimetastatic properties of β-lapachone and the underlying mechanisms using colon cancer cells. METHODS: This research used metastatic murine colon cancer cell lines, colon 26 (CT26) and colon 38 (MC38)...
December 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903841/influence-of-a-moderate-intensity-exercise-program-on-early-nk-cell-immune-recovery-in-pediatric-patients-after-reduced-intensity-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#18
Carolina Chamorro-Viña, Jaime Valentín, Lucía Fernández, Marta González-Vicent, Margarita Pérez-Ruiz, Alejandro Lucía, S Nicole Culos-Reed, Miguel Ángel Díaz, Antonio Pérez-Martínez
INTRODUCTION: After allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), NK cell reconstitution, which is crucial for positive outcomes, is dominated by the CD56(bright) subset with low NK cell cytotoxicity (NKCC) activity. Moderate exercise has been described as a potent NK cell stimulus in adults with cancer. PURPOSE: To determine the effects of a moderate-intensity exercise program on NK cell recovery early after HSCT and the feasibility of this intervention...
December 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903840/evaluation-of-antioxidant-intakes-in-relation-to-inflammatory-markers-expression-within-the-normal-breast-tissue-of-breast-cancer-patients
#19
Danielle Larouche, Mirette Hanna, Sue-Ling Chang, Simon Jacob, Bernard Têtu, Caroline Diorio
Chronic inflammation may be a causative factor in breast cancer. One possible underlying mechanism is the generation of oxidative stress, which may favor tumorigenic processes. Antioxidant consumption may, therefore, help reduce tissue inflammation levels. However, few studies have explored this relation in breast tissue. We aimed to evaluate correlations between antioxidant (vitamin A/retinol, vitamin C, vitamin E, β-carotene, α-carotene, lycopene, lutein/zeaxanthin, β-cryptoxanthin, selenium, and zinc) intakes and protein expression levels of interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor-α, C-reactive protein, cyclooxygenase-2, leptin, serum amyloid A1, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3, IL-8, IL-10, lactoferrin, and transforming growth factor-β measured in the normal breast tissue of 160 women diagnosed with breast cancer...
December 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899698/illuminating-a-risk-for-breast-cancer-a-preliminary-ecological-study-on-the-association-between-streetlight-and-breast-cancer
#20
Atalya Keshet-Sitton, Keren Or-Chen, Eran Huber, Abraham Haim
Artificial light at night (ALAN) for elongating photophase is a new source of pollution. We examined the association between measured ALAN levels and breast cancer (BC) standard morbidity ratio (SMR) at a statistical area (SA) level in an urban environment. Sample size consisted of 266 new BC cases ages 35-74. Light measurements (lux) were performed in 11 SAs. A new calculated variable of morbidity per SA size (SMR35-74/km(2)) was correlated with the light variables per road length, using Pearson correlations (P < ...
December 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
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