Huang Qi, a foundational herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), found to inhibit breast cancer cell proliferation

(Natural News) Huang qi (Astragalus membranaceus) is one of the fundamental herbs in traditional Chinese medicine, with earliest records of its use dating back over 2,000 years ago. Now, a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has found that Huang qi is also able to prevent the spread of breast cancer cells in the body. Breast...
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Authors: Xu J, Li D, Du K, Wang J Abstract Background: Cinobufacin is a Chinese patent medicine widely used for breast cancer in China. However, no systematic review and meta-analysis have been published to validate its effects in breast cancer treatment. We, therefore, summarize the efficacy and safety of Cinobufacin combined with chemotherapy in order to provide rigid evidence for its clinical application. Methods: By searching multiple databases incepted to December 2019, the RCTs of breast cancer patients treated with Cinobufacin were screened according to the inclusion criteria, and the meta-analysis and s...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Background: Use of OCAM varies widely among cancer pts, ranging 20 – 80%. Efficacy of OCAM for cancer-related symptoms including fatigue is controversial, while some interactions with standard anticancer therapy were reported. We aimed to describe factors associated with use of OCAM, particularly its relationship with self-reported fatigue in BC pts.
Source: European Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: POSTERS A: Rehabilitation/Survivorship Source Type: research
Background: While generally ER IHC positive breast cancer patients receive endocrine treatment, not all of them respond. A test to predict therapy response with higher specificity is needed to avoid endocrine overtreatment and to consider alternative therapies. To this end, we developed computational models to assess functional activity of signal transduction pathways (Verhaegh et al., Cancer Res 2014; Inda et al, Mol Cancer Ther 2019), based on interpreting mRNA expression levels of the respective pathways ’ direct target genes, and showed differences between ER protein expression and actual activation of the ER signaling pathway.
Source: European Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: POSTERS A: Optimal Diagnosis Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine whether ethanolic extracts of C. militaris (CM-EE) could induce immunogenic cell death (ICD) in breast cancer immunotherapy to improve the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors. Human and mouse breast cancer cells were treated with various concentrations of CM-EE for 72 h, and cytotoxicity was measured using the sulforhodamine B assay. Flow cytometry was used to assess cell death with annexin V/7-AAD staining and measure the surface exposure of damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) molecules including calreticulin, HSP70, and HSP90. Western blot for cleaved poly (ADP-ribose) pol...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
AbstractBreast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women. It is associated with multiple symptoms in both patients and caregivers, such as stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, and fatigue. Stress appears to promote cancer progression via activation of the sympathetic nervous system releasing epinephrine and norepinephrine as well as activation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis releasing cortisol. These stress hormones have been shown to promote the proliferation of cancer cells. This review focuses on stress-reducing strategies which may decrease cancer progression by abrogating these pathways, wi...
Source: Seminars in Immunopathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study implicates that EA11 prevents breast tumor development by interfering with the miR-200c-PDE7B/PD-L1-AKT/MAPK axis. EA11 may represent a potential therapeutic candidate for breast cancer. PMID: 32922506 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Chai Y, Chen Y, Li W, Qin Z, Gao J, Jiang Z, Ge Y, Guan L, Zhang M, Liu H, Yu H, Wang Q, Yang C Abstract Background: Aidi injection (ADI) is being used widely for breast cancer in China. However, the efficacy and safety of it need to be summarized. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare ADI and non-ADI treatment for advanced breast cancer. Methods: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, CNKI, SinoMed, and CENTRAL from inception to Jan 2020 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with diagnosis of advanced breast cancer that compared the efficacy of ADI with non-ADI treatment. Two researcher...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,Volume 26, Issue 9, Page 825-832, September 2020.
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,Volume 26, Issue 9, Page 833-840, September 2020.
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: and Purpose: Many breast cancer survivors (BCS) experience persistent cognitive and psychological changes associated with their cancer and/or treatment and that have limited treatment options. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility and effects of a Kirtan Kriya meditation (KK) intervention on cognitive and psychological symptoms compared to an attention control condition, classical music listening (ML), in BCS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized control trial design was used. Participants completed eight-week interventions. Cognitive function and psychologica...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
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