Chemotherapy in conjunction with traditional Chinese medicine for survival of elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: protocol for a randomized double-blind controlled trial.

@article{Zhou2014ChemotherapyIC,
  title={Chemotherapy in conjunction with traditional Chinese medicine for survival of elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: protocol for a randomized double-blind controlled trial.},
  author={Zhi-yi Zhou and Ling Xu and He-gen Li and Jian-hui Tian and Li-Jing Jiao and Sheng-fu You and Zhi-fen Han and Yi Jiang and Hui-Ru Guo and Hui Liu},
  journal={Journal of integrative medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={175-81}
}
BACKGROUND Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is considered an important complementary therapy with beneficial effects for cancer patients. Elderly patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are a complex patient group with increasing co-morbidity and shrinking physiological reserve, and may derive substantial benefit from the supportive aspects of TCM. Researchers from Shanghai Longhua Hospital found that qi and yin deficiency is a common syndrome in patients with stage III or IV lung… CONTINUE READING
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