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Thorac Cancer. 2015 Sep;6(5):561-9. doi: 10.1111/1759-7714.12270. Epub 2015 Jun 16.

Traditional Chinese medicine and cancer: History, present situation, and development.

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Department of Oncology, Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences Beijing, China.
2
Department of Oncology, Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences Beijing, China ; Clinical Medicine College (Guang'anmen Hospital), Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Beijing, China.

Abstract

Cancer treatment with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a long history. Heritage provides general conditions for the innovation and development of TCM in oncology. This article reviews the development of TCM in oncology, interprets the position and function of TCM for cancer prevention and treatment, summarizes the innovations of TCM in oncology over nearly fifty years, and suggests the development direction.

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Cancer; development; history; present situation; traditional Chinese medicine

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