Oncology Agents | Methods for Diagnostic & Therapeutic Studies | Colon & Rectum | Gastrointestinal Cancers | Pancreas | Pain Management: Chronic Clinical
Complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of colorectal and pancreatic cancers: Promising therapies for the future
Wilfredo E De Jesus-Monge*
*Corresponding author: Wilfredo E De Jesus-Monge
Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, USA
F1000Posters 2011, 2: 669 (poster) [ENGLISH]
Poster [348.46 KB]
American Federation for Medical Research Eastern Regional Meeting 2008, 9 Apr 2008, P6
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been incorporated into the management of colorectal and pancreatic cancers. The purpose of this study is to discuss some of the CAM modalities, the study of their efficacy, and registered clinical trials in the treatment of colorectal and pancreatic cancers.
A literature search was conducted in MEDLINE (1966 to date, via PubMed). The search terms used were: (complementary OR alternative) AND medicine AND (colorectal OR pancreatic) AND cancer. The same terms were used to search for registered clinical trials of CAM in colorectal and pancreatic cancers in ClinicalTrials.gov.
Physicians must prepare to discuss CAM with cancer patients. Further high quality research with large sample size and controlled environments are necessary to confirm the potential benefits of CAM use in patients with colorectal and pancreatic cancers, as suggested by basic science studies.
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