HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
UCSF Recruting Breast Cancer Patients For Herbal Therapy Study

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco are recruiting patients for the first study in the U.S. that will determine the feasibility of using Chinese herbal therapy to alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy in women with early stage breast cancer.

Developed in collaboration at UCSF with Western breast cancer investigators and practitioners as well as non-Western herbalists, this study aims to scientifically evaluate the benefits of a Chinese herbal formula that is widely used by herbalists for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. In addition, the trial will assess any toxicities associated with the use of the formula in conjunction with chemotherapy.

After conferring with many herbalists around the world, studying past clinical trials of herbal therapies, and reading text books on the subject, UCSF researchers developed a formula consisting of a range of herbs that they hope will alleviate multiple side effects of chemotherapy. The formula contains 21 herbs and has received an Investigational New Drug (IND) license from the Food and Drug Administration which is necessary to conduct a clinical trial.

This novel trial is a crucial first step to integrating traditional Chinese medicine, where effective, into the standard of care for breast cancer patients, UCSF researchers said.

"Ultimately, we would like to develop a model in which we integrate the parts of herbal therapies that are safe and effective with those that we know are effective in standard conventional therapy, such as chemotherapy," said Debu Tripathy, MD, UCSF associate professor of medicine, director of clinical research at the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center and principal investigator of the study.

In the U.S., most women are diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage. Chemotherapy is being recommended more often as studies now show a clear reduction in the risk of cancer spread, Tripathy said. However, he added that the treatm
'"/>

Contact: Abby Sinnott
sinnott@itsa.ucsf.edu
415-885-7277
University of California - San Francisco
27-Oct-1998


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Hausman to give keynote address at Breastfeeding, Motherhood and Feminism symposium
2. Breast implant Website launched by leading plastic surgery societies
3. Breast cancer treatment reduces risk of heart disease
4. Breast reconstruction with implants after mastectomy doesnt hurt survival chances
5. Breast cancer may be uniquely sensitive to inhibitors of PI3K pathway
6. Breast MRI moderately useful for detecting breast cancer, but does not eliminate need for biopsy
7. Breast conserving therapy safe for hereditary breast cancer
8. Breast cancer risk, prognosis and weight gain reduced with physical activity
9. Breast cancer in Asian Americans is rising faster than in any other ethnic group
10. Long Island Breast Cancer Study data: Aspirin helps protect some women against breast cancer
11. Breast cancer in men increasing

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... ... guide will ensure lab personnel have a basic understanding of the techniques they ... protocols. Enhanced understanding will help them reduce waste and rework to create a ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... Two renowned photographers, Robert Caplin ... photographic adventure on the island, June 14-19, 2016, hosted by Four Seasons Resort Maui ... , After a successful debut in 2015, the Maui Photo Expedition workshop ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Sir Grout, the leading hard surface restoration, ... that many of their franchises have received the Super Service Award from Angie's ... received customer recognition through positive reviews and testimonials, as well as evaluations from ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... ... Shark Finds and Kevin Harrington, and the Product Managers of AsSeenOnTV.pro are pleased to ... patented product that has solved some of the basic problems golfers have faced since the ... right after a rain shower, might understand the struggle of placing the club down for ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... CURE Media Group , the nation’s leading digital and ... Heroes Awards event , which will annually honor individuals making heroic contributions in the ... MM Heroes Awards nomination process is officially open through February 17 for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/9/2016)...  Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD ) (Insulet or the ... with its OmniPod ® Insulin Management System, ... appointed to Insulet,s Board of Directors. With his appointment, the ... are independent. --> --> ... experience and a deep knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO ), the ... fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results ... genome editing," said Edward Lanphier, Sangamo,s president and ... technology leads the therapeutic genome editing field and ... move our ground-breaking genome editing programs through IND ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... 2016  Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) ... quarter and full year financial results on Tuesday, February ... Company management will host a live audio webcast immediately ... to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial ... guidance for 2016 financial results. www.jazzpharmaceuticals.com .  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: