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Chinese herbal medicines as adjuvant treatment during chemo- or radio-therapy for cancer.

@article{Qi2010ChineseHM,
  title={Chinese herbal medicines as adjuvant treatment during chemo- or radio-therapy for cancer.},
  author={Fang-hua Qi and An-yuan Li and Yoshinori Inagaki and Jianjun Gao and Jijun Li and Norihiro Kokudo and Xiao-Kang Li and Wei-Wei Tang},
  journal={Bioscience trends},
  year={2010},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={
          297-307
        }
}
Numerous studies have indicated that in cancer treatment Chinese herbal medicines in combination with chemo- or radio-therapy can be used to enhance the efficacy of and diminish the side effects and complications caused by chemo- and radio-therapy. Therefore, an understanding of Chinese herbal medicines is needed by physicians and other health care providers. This review provides evidence for use of Chinese herbal medicines as adjuvant cancer treatment during chemo- or radio-therapy. First… 

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