Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer Survivorship


Publishing date
01 Jun 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Dec 2011

Lead Editor

1Academic Unit of Primary Care, School of Social and Community Medicine, The University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2AP, UK

2Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC), Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Middlesex, UK

3Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

4Department of Experimental Pharmacology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy


Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer Survivorship

Description

There is rapidly growing interest in the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in relation to cancer care. Evidence demonstrates that numerous CAM approaches can be used as support during the acute treatment of cancer and during posttreatment as a way of getting and staying well.

In the UK, the Cancer Reform Strategy (2007) outlined the need for a National Cancer Survivorship Initiative to improve the care and support provided for those living with and beyond cancer. This is reflected across the world with health care research investigating new models of cancer care. The National Cancer Institute (US) defines an individual as a cancer survivor from the time of cancer diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life. CAM can play an important role in this approach.

For this special edition of CAM and cancer, we welcome original research and review articles on the role of CAM in all aspects of care in cancer survivorship. We encourage both quantitative and qualitative papers as well as innovative methodology, which can further our understanding of how to conduct meaningful CAM research and enhance clinical practice in order to improve the lives of cancer patients. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mind–body therapies, natural (herbal) products, aromatherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, traditional healing systems, and physical exercise
  • Integrating conventional medicine and CAM in supportive care
  • Whole systems approaches to cancer and treatment
  • The role of spirituality in cancer care
  • The use of dietary supplements
  • Innovative nutritional approaches to survivorship
  • The role for manual-based therapies during and after cancer treatment
  • The integration of CAM in hospice and palliative cancer care
  • Safety issues in the use of CAM for cancer

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 850429
  • - Editorial

Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer Survivorship

Alyson L. Huntley | Beverley de Valois | ... | Francesca Borrelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 642576
  • - Review Article

Yoga & Cancer Interventions: A Review of the Clinical Significance of Patient Reported Outcomes for Cancer Survivors

S. Nicole Culos-Reed | Michael J. Mackenzie | ... | Suzanne C. Danhauer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 948375
  • - Research Article

Toxicity of a Novel Herbomineral Preparation Las01 on Human Cancer Cell Lines and Its Safety Profile in Humans and Animals

Saba Sheikh | Ashok Srivastava | ... | R. C. Saxena
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 373219
  • - Review Article

Antitumor Activities of Kushen: Literature Review

Mingyu Sun | Hongyan Cao | ... | Ping Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 456897
  • - Research Article

Reflexology versus Swedish Massage to Reduce Physiologic Stress and Pain and Improve Mood in Nursing Home Residents with Cancer: A Pilot Trial

Nancy A. Hodgson | Doreen Lafferty
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 979213
  • - Review Article

Cancer-Related Stress and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Review

Kavita D. Chandwani | Julie L. Ryan | ... | Karen M. Mustian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 873175
  • - Review Article

Emerging Glycolysis Targeting and Drug Discovery from Chinese Medicine in Cancer Therapy

Zhiyu Wang | Neng Wang | ... | Jiangang Shen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 306346
  • - Review Article

Cancer, Inflammation, and Insights from Ayurveda

Venil N. Sumantran | Girish Tillu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 676984
  • - Research Article

Uncaria tomentosa—Adjuvant Treatment for Breast Cancer: Clinical Trial

Maria do Carmo Santos Araújo | Iria Luiza Farias | ... | Maria Rosa Chitolina Schetinger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 167651
  • - Review Article

“We're All in the Same Boat”: A Review of the Benefits of Dragon Boat Racing for Women Living with Breast Cancer

Susan R. Harris
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Acceptance rate26%
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CiteScore2.010
Impact Factor1.984
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