A new dawn for the use of traditional Chinese medicine in cancer therapy

Parekh, Harendra S., Liu, Gang and Wei, Ming Q. (2009) A new dawn for the use of traditional Chinese medicine in cancer therapy. Molecular Cancer, 8 21.1-21.8. doi:10.1186/1476-4598-8-21


Author Parekh, Harendra S.
Liu, Gang
Wei, Ming Q.
Title A new dawn for the use of traditional Chinese medicine in cancer therapy
Journal name Molecular Cancer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1476-4598
Publication date 2009-03-20
Year available 2009
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1186/1476-4598-8-21
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 8
Start page 21.1
End page 21.8
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central
Language eng
Subject C1
060103 Cell Development, Proliferation and Death
110404 Traditional Chinese Medicine and Treatments
321301 Oriental Medicine and Treatments
920102 Cancer and Related Disorders
970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract Although traditional Chinese medicine has benefitted one fifth of the world's population in treating a plethora of diseases, its acceptance as a real therapeutic option by the West is only now emerging. In light of a new wave of recognition being given to traditional Chinese medicine by health professionals and regulatory bodies in the West, an understanding of their molecular basis and highlighting potential future applications of a proven group of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of a variety of cancers is crucial – this is where their calling holds much hope and promise in both animal and human trials. Furthermore, the rationale for combining conventional agents and modern biotechnological approaches to the delivery of traditional Chinese medicine is an avenue set to revolutionize the future practice of cancer medicine – and this may well bring on a new dawn of therapeutic strategies where East truly meets West.
Keyword Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Oncology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Oncology
BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
ONCOLOGY
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article number 21

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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