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Efficacy and Safety Evaluation of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Advanced Colorectal Cancer

2016-10-05 00:23:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Although patients of colorectal cancer use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal therapy extensively in China, no strong evidence exists to demonstrate the safety and survival outcomes of TCM herbal therapy combined with conventional western medicine for treatment of this disease. The purpose of this multi-center perspective cohort study is to evaluate the relationship between TCM herbal therapy and survival outcomes in patients with advanced colorectal cancer.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Advanced Colorectal Cancer

Intervention

Traditional Chinese medicine herbals, Integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine, Western medicine

Location

Oncology Department of Xiyuan hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Beijing
Beijing
China
100091

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-05T00:23:21-0400

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