Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Prevention and Therapy


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Published

Lead Editor

1Jiangsu Province Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China

2Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA

3Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

4Luxembourg Public Research Center for Health (CRP-SANTE), Strassen, Luxembourg

5China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China


Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Prevention and Therapy

Description

Despite the significant achievements in cancer prevention and treatment over the past 50 years, satisfactory therapeutic outcomes are still limited, and cancer incidence and mortality are still on the rise. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) including traditional medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and practices (Yoga, Qigong, etc.) plays an important role in cancer wars and has gained increasing acceptance and popularity. As an adjuvant cancer therapy, has been reported to enhance the efficacy of both chemo- and radiotherapy and to help reduce adverse effects of each. However, the biological significance of CAM still needs more scientific and clinical data proving its efficacy and safety. Knowledge and better understanding of action will lead to the development of successful therapies and provide better care to patients.

Therefore, we encourage investigators to contribute original research papers and review papers which are related to the investigation of CAM on prevention and therapy of cancer. We are particularly interested in articles clarifying traditional medicines and/or Ayurvedic medicine with efficacy enhancing and toxicity reducing of chemotherapy, as well as investigation of their biological mechanisms.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Systematic review on CAM on cancer prevention and therapies of a specific subject
  • Research and evaluation of CAM for cancer prevention and therapy using cell and animal models or clinical trial
  • Advanced molecular mechanism associated with CAM on prevention and therapies of cancer
  • Discovery and testing of novel and effective compounds or composition derived from CAM for cancer prevention/treatment
  • Modern technology and novel strategies for research on CAM with efficacy enhancing and toxicity reducing of chemotherapy
  • Therapeutic applications of practices (Yoga, Qigong, etc.) for cancer patients

Note: All herbal medicine/preparations, extracts, and combination of medicinal components used in experiments need to be analyzed for quality control with fingerprint chromatogram or other methods.


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 639372
  • - Editorial

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Prevention and Therapy

Peng Cao | Senthamil R. Selvan | ... | Xiaolan Cheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 276946
  • - Research Article

1,2,3,4,6-Penta-O-galloylglucose within Galla Chinensis Inhibits Human LDH-A and Attenuates Cell Proliferation in MDA-MB-231 Breast Cancer Cells

Shihab Deiab | Elizabeth Mazzio | ... | Karam F. A. Soliman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 376029
  • - Research Article

Alterations in Salivary Proteome following Single Twenty-Minute Session of Yogic Breathing

Sundaravadivel Balasubramanian | Michael G. Janech | Graham W. Warren
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 842091
  • - Research Article

Gambogic Acid Lysinate Induces Apoptosis in Breast Cancer MCF-7 Cells by Increasing Reactive Oxygen Species

Yong-Zhan Zhen | Ya-Jun Lin | ... | Gang Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 865714
  • - Research Article

Antitumor Activities of Ethyl Acetate Extracts from Selaginella doederleinii Hieron In Vitro and In Vivo and Its Possible Mechanism

Jia-zhi Wang | Juan Li | ... | Ke-li Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 828156
  • - Research Article

Effects of Shengjiang (Zingiberis Rhizoma Recens) and Its Processed Products on Nitric Oxide Production in Macrophage RAW 264.7 Cells

Hui Liao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 719437
  • - Research Article

Balance Performance in Irradiated Survivors of Nasopharyngeal Cancer with and without Tai Chi Qigong Training

Shirley S. M. Fong | Louisa M. Y. Chung | ... | Shamay S. M. Ng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 726724
  • - Research Article

Remarkable Anticancer Activity of Teucrium polium on Hepatocellular Carcinogenic Rats

Ariyo Movahedi | Rusliza Basir | ... | Fauziah Othman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 278917
  • - Review Article

The Possibility of Traditional Chinese Medicine as Maintenance Therapy for Advanced Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer

Weiru Xu | Guowang Yang | ... | Xiaomin Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 637528
  • - Research Article

Elemene Injection Induced Autophagy Protects Human Hepatoma Cancer Cells from Starvation and Undergoing Apoptosis

Yan Lin | Keming Wang | ... | Xueting Cai
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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