CAM Popular, but Cancer Patients Unaware of Risks CAM Popular, but Cancer Patients Unaware of Risks

Two studies involving sarcoma patients show that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments are popular, and most patients seem to be unconcerned about risks, such as interactions.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 29 May 2019Source: Seminars in Cancer BiologyAuthor(s): M. Akhtar Anwar, Chirine El-Baba, Muhammed H. Elnaggar, Yasmeen O. Elkholy, Mohamed Mottawea, Dina Johar, Tuqa S. Al Shehabi, Firas Kobeissy, Charbel Moussalem, Elie Massaad, Ibrahim Omeis, Nadine Darwiche, A.H. EidAbstractAt the dawn of the third millennium, cancer has become the bane of twenty-first century man, and remains a predominant public health burden, affecting welfare and life expectancy globally. Spinal osteogenic sarcoma, a primary spinal malignant tumor, is a rare and challenging neoplastic disease to treat. After the c...
Source: Seminars in Cancer Biology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 115Author(s): Zhenhan Deng, Shanshan Gao, Xiang Xiao, Ni Yin, Shiyang Ma, Wenping Li, Yusheng LiAbstractGreat efforts have been made to explore the potential treatment for cancers, and the most common therapies include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. As an alternative medication, earthworms have drawn increased attention considering its abundance in resource, easy access and minor side effects compared to traditional therapies. However, few studies had focused on the antitumor effect of earthworm-derived components. The purpose of this stud...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Abstract Great efforts have been made to explore the potential treatment for cancers, and the most common therapies include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. As an alternative medication, earthworms have drawn increased attention considering its abundance in resource, easy access and minor side effects compared to traditional therapies. However, few studies had focused on the antitumor effect of earthworm-derived components. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether earthworm extract has an effect on tumor cell apoptosis and growth. Earthworm extract (EE) was purified through multiple steps of cent...
Source: Biomedicine and pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine and pharmacotherapie - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biomed Pharmacother Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Dissatisfaction with received information reveals a strong need for scientific information to be available to both patients and doctors. Physicians should get special training about CAM. As the Internet is an important source, high-quality and scientific information should be portrayed on webpages easily accessible to patients. PMID: 30477825 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our study underpinned the safety and feasibility of high-dose mistletoe infusion in children with advanced stages of cancer and showed noteworthy antineoplastic effects, which should be verified in a prospective clinical phase II/III-study. Because of possible side effects, the treatment should be implemented only in an in-patient setting in experienced pediatric oncology centers. PMID: 30219449 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Moutia M, Habti N, Badou A Abstract Allium Sativum L. (garlic), which is a species of the onion family, Alliaceae, is one of the most used plants in traditional medicine worldwide. More than 200 chemicals with diverse properties have been found in garlic extracts. Several garlic compounds were suggested to be efficient in improving various pathologies including certain types of cancer. This paper is an overview of data about garlic biological activities in vitro and/or in vivo on immune cells, on the development of certain inflammatory diseases, and on different types of carcinomas and sarcomas. Garlic and...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
I wasn’t sure if I should do this post, mainly because I could find so little information to elaborate on a bit of information that I discovered. Then I thought about it a bit more. Perhaps my not being able to find out will illustrate my point better than a detailed progress report on a…
Source: Respectful Insolence - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Cancer Complementary and alternative medicine Naturopathy Popular culture Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking Carissa Gleeson sarcoma Tijuana Ty Bollinger Source Type: blogs
It sucks to be diagnosed with cancer at any age, but it especially sucks to be young and diagnosed with cancer. The prompt application of science-based cancer treatment is important for anyone with cancer, but it’s especially important for young people with cancer, because they have the most life-years to lose if they dawdle or…
Source: Respectful Insolence - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Cancer Complementary and alternative medicine Popular culture Pseudoscience Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking Carissa Gleeson chemotherapy infrared sauna ozone therapy surgery synovial cell sarcoma Ty Bollinger Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: The crude extract of the A. lateritium exhibited potent antioxidant, antiproliferative activity and apoptotic effect against RD cells providing supportive evidence for the ethnopharmacological use of this fungus in control of oxidative damage and remedy of cancer.
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: These findings demonstrate that CFCT has potent in vivo antitumor and antimetastatic activities, and may be helpful to the development of anticancer chemopreventive agents from C. taii.
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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