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[Clinical observation on radio- or chemotherapy plus Traditional Chinese medicine in treating brain metastatic tumor].

[Article in Chinese]

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Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning (530021).

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To observe the clinical efficacy of radio- or chemotherapy plus traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) by Syndrome Differentiation in treating brain metastatic tumor.

METHODS:

Forty-one patients were randomized into four groups: Group A treated with chemotherapy plus TCM, Group B with radiotherapy plus TCM, Group C with chemotherapy alone and Group D with radiotherapy alone. The efficacies of the four groups were compared.

RESULTS:

The short-term response rate, living quality, 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-year survival rate, median survival period and immunity of the Group A and B were significantly higher than those of the Group C and D (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

Radio- or chemotherapy plus TCM by Syndrome Differentiation has the effect of tumor growth inhibition, survival period extension and living quality enhancement in treating brain metastases.

PMID:
11783208
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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