Assessment of Dong Quai Hepatic Metabolism and Potential Interactions when Combined with Chemotherapy

@inproceedings{Zhang2013AssessmentOD,
  title={Assessment of Dong Quai Hepatic Metabolism and Potential Interactions when Combined with Chemotherapy},
  author={Xue Zhang and Anjali Gaikwad and Lata Mathew and Larry W Coffer and John L. Dalrymple and Judith A. Smith},
  year={2013}
}
Background: Dong Quai is a common herbal supplement classified as a “phytoestrogen” used for the improvement of female reproductive function. In the oncology setting, women often seek natural approaches for managing symptoms associated with decreased hormone levels either from surgery or chemotherapy-induced. Clinically, the concern is the safety of phytoestrogens in combination with chemotherapy. The objective of this study was to characterize the hepatic metabolism of Dong Quai to define the… CONTINUE READING

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