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[Therapeutic effect of Chinese medicinal herbs combined with chemotherapy on advanced non-small cell lung cancer].

[Article in Chinese]

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Jiangxi Cancer Hospital, Nanchang.



To observe the effect of Chinese medicinal herbs (CMH) and chemotherapy on non-small cell lung cancer.


Comparing the therapeutic effects of three treatment regimens on 58 advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who were treated with CMH plus chemotherapy (CT), 28 cases treated with CT only, and 24 cases treated with CMH alone.


Effective rates (partial remission + complete remission) were 22.9% in CMH + CT group, 13.6% both in CT and in CMH group. There were no significant differences between these three groups according to the short-term results (P > 0.05). Mean survival time (month) for CMH + CT, CT and CMH groups were 10.2, 5.3 and 8.0 respectively. The survival rate (Kaplan Meicr method) of both CMH + CT and CMH group were significantly higher than that of CT group (P < 0.01, P < 0.05) but no significant difference between CMH and CMH + CT group (P > 0.05).


Chinese medicinal herbs were helpful to improve median survival time and survival rate of patients with advanced NSCLC.

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