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

  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},
  volume={4 6},
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… 

An update on Chinese herbal medicines as adjuvant treatment of anticancer therapeutics.

Some Chinese herbal medicines have a significant effect on reducing cancer-related fatigue and pain, improving peripheral neuropathy and gastrointestinal side effects including diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, decrease the incidence of bone marrow suppression, and protecting anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity and radiation-induced pneumonitis.

Potential of Herbal Medicines in Colorectal Carcinoma and Their Mechanism of Action

The aim of the chapter is to focus on various plant and plant-derived compounds showing the promising anticancer activities against colorectal cancer and their potential mechanism of action.

The advantages of using traditional Chinese medicine as an adjunctive therapy in the whole course of cancer treatment instead of only terminal stage of cancer.

Current evidence for using TCM as adjuvant cancer treatment in different stages of cancer lesions is summarized to contribute to an understanding of Chinese herbal medicines as an adjunctive therapy in the whole course of cancer treatment instead of only terminal stage of cancer.

Positive Role of Chinese Herbal Medicine in Cancer Immune Regulation.

The role of CHM on patient's immune system when treating cancer patients is summarized and evidence reveals that single herbs, including their extracts, compound formulations, and preparations, will provide current advances on CHM study, especially from the perspective of immune regulation.

Herbal medicines as adjuvants for cancer therapeutics.

The role of intestinal microbiota in metabolizing ginseng constituents is presented and controlled clinical studies are warranted to verify the clinical utility of the botanicals in cancer chemoprevention.

Interactions between traditional chinese medicine and anticancer drugs in chemotherapy

This review has summarized the recent studies focusing on the combination of natural compounds or TCM decoction with chemotherapeutics and the detailed mechanisms of action of the combinations and the application of analytical methods on TCM development.

The positive role of traditional Chinese medicine as an adjunctive therapy for cancer.

TCM can effectively alleviate adverse gastrointestinal reactions to these anti-cancer therapies, decrease the incidence of bone marrow suppression, alleviate cardiotoxicity, and protect against chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and radiation-induced pneumonitis.

Efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine in treating cancer.

There is evidence that various herbal medicines have been proven to be useful and effective in sensitizing the conventional agents against the various factors at the cellular and molecular levels that are associated with the occurrence of cancer and in prolonging survival time, alleviating side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and improving the quality of life in cancer patients.

Comparison of Efficacy and Toxicity of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Herbal Mixture LQ and Conventional Chemotherapy on Lung Cancer Metastasis and Survival in Mouse Models

Compared with standard cytotoxic chemotherapy, the results indicate that LQ has non-toxic efficacy against metastatic lung cancer.

Therapeutic Applications of Herbal Medicines for Cancer Patients

This review should provide useful technological support for evidence-based application of herbal medicines in cancer therapy and the development of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in this emerging research area.



Anticancer effects of Chinese herbal medicine, science or myth?

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The Four-Herb Chinese Medicine PHY906 Reduces Chemotherapy-Induced Gastrointestinal Toxicity

PHY906, a four-herb Chinese medicine formula first described 1800 years ago, decreases gastrointestinal toxicity induced by the chemotherapeutic drug CPT-11 (irinotecan), as shown in a phase I/II clinical study.

Herbal interactions with anticancer drugs: mechanistic and clinical considerations.

A large number of herbal remedies used by cancer patients for treating the cancer and/or reducing the toxicities of chemotherapeutic drugs have no or weak scientific basis for the clinical use and almost none of these plant medicines have been tested in rigorous clinical trials.

Evidence-based Chinese medicine for cancer therapy.

Interactions between traditional Chinese medicines and Western therapeutics.

Improvements in the knowledge of the molecular targets and metabolic pathways, as well as of the synergistic and inhibitory effects associated with important phytochemicals from herbs and herbal formulations, will lead to the development of rational approaches for the safe combination of healthcare systems from different cultures.

Effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Liver Protection and Chemotherapy Completion among Cancer Patients

Use of TCM with chemotherapy resulted in protection of the liver during chemotherapy, as manifested by lower serum AST and ALT levels.

Shenqi fuzheng, an injection concocted from chinese medicinal herbs, combined with platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review

SFI intervention appears to be useful to increase efficacy and reduce toxicity when combined with platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced NSCLC, although this result needs to be further verified by more high-quality trials.

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Cancer Pain

The studies reviewed in this article suggest that Chinese herbal medicine may be useful for managing cancer pain, at least for short-term application.

A Kampo medicine "Juzen-taiho-to"--prevention of malignant progression and metastasis of tumor cells and the mechanism of action.

  • I. Saiki
  • Medicine
    Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin
  • 2000
The effect of Juzen-taiho-to and related formulations on tumor development, progression and metastasis in vivo is described and the mechanism of the inhibitory action and the importance of the formulation and the constituent drugs in determining the efficacy are discussed.