An overview of current oriental medicine herbal cancer research in Korea.

Abstract

Cancer is the number one cause of death in Korea with annual mortalities of 69 780. Research suggests one in every four Koreans will end up getting cancer at some point in their life time. With these persistent threats, strive for cancer cure is continued. Ten years of Korea's oriental medicine herbal research on cancer have been reviewed. Researches between the years of 2000 and 2010 are analyzed in terms of their published year, study types, tested subjects, testing measures, cancer types, and institutions. In the past ten years, cancer researches have blossomed from null to full in Korean peninsula, and further development is much anticipated in the next ten years to come.

DOI: 10.1007/s11655-011-0710-6

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@article{Yoon2011AnOO, title={An overview of current oriental medicine herbal cancer research in Korea.}, author={Jeungwon Yoon and Hwa-Seung Yoo and Yeon-weol Lee and Chong-kwan Cho}, journal={Chinese journal of integrative medicine}, year={2011}, volume={17 4}, pages={251-6} }