© 2010

Supportive Cancer Care with Chinese Medicine

  • William C.S. Cho

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Raimond Wong, Stephen M. Sagar
    Pages 1-37
  3. Jaung-Geng Lin, Yi-Hung Chen
    Pages 39-54
  4. Peter Dorsher, Zengfu Peng
    Pages 55-75
  5. Myeong Soo Lee, Kevin W. Chen, Edzard Ernst
    Pages 77-94
  6. Kok-Yang Tan, Xiaoxiu Wu, Francis Seow-Choen
    Pages 95-107
  7. Shwu-Huey Liu, Yung-Chi Cheng, Muhammad W. Saif
    Pages 141-167
  8. Ting Bao, Lixing Lao, Aditya Bardia
    Pages 169-225
  9. Serkan Sertel, Peter K. Plinkert, Thomas Efferth
    Pages 227-251
  10. Ruixin Zhang, Lixing Lao
    Pages 253-270
  11. Henry L. M. Liang, Dennis H. T. Chang
    Pages 271-291
  12. Delia Chiaramonte, Lixing Lao
    Pages 341-361
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 381-389

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive coverage and a succinct overview of the current status of supportive cancer care with Chinese medicine written by leading experts in the field.

The chapters coherently present an overview on the major treatment approaches of Chinese medicine and progresses made with different important aspects on supportive cancer care with acupuncture, herbal therapy and qigong. Moreover, there are reviews on the evidences and efficacies of Chinese medicine for controlling radiation-induced injuries, chemotherapy-related side effects, as well as pain control with Chinese medicine. In order to provide information from basic science at the bench to the patient’s bedside, modern researches and clinical trials would be overviewed so as to give an up-to-date and realistic evaluation of a therapy’s utility for cancer patients. It is also worth noting that toxicology, safety and herb-drug interactions are the main concerns of using Chinese medicine combined with Western medicine. A chapter will expound on these issues and there will also be chapters discussing integrative Chinese and Western medicine, as well as cancer prevention with Chinese medicine.

This book presents state-of-the-art knowledge on supportive cancer care with Chinese medicine, which will appeal to anyone involved in cancer care. This is a precious book for all types of readers, including but not limited to oncologists, cancer researchers, pharmacologists, pharmaceutical specialists, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, Chinese medicine educators, medicine postgraduates and undergraduates, cancer caregivers, cancer survivors, and family members of cancer patients who want to expand their knowledge in supportive cancer care.


Acupuncture Chinese Medicine Complementary Qigong surgery traditional Chinese medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • William C.S. Cho
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Clinical OncologyQueen Elizabeth HospitalKowloonHong Kong/PR China

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“The 14 chapters of this reference book sequentially address overviews of supportive cancer care with acupuncture, herbs and qigong … and then approach the topic by TCM’s application to side-effects associated with surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. … The repetition of information and references across chapters from different angles of regard may well serve those readers interested in a subset of the book … . a welcome and more complete contribution to the use of TCM as supportive care in cancer.” (B. R. Cassileth and K. Simon Yeung, Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Vol. 15 (3), September, 2010)