Navigation Links
Ancient Chinese medicine may help chemotherapy patients
Date:8/18/2010

This release is also available in Chinese.

A centuries‑old traditional Chinese medicine may reduce the intestinal side effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients by stimulating gut cell division and reducing inflammation, a new study in mice suggests.

The research will appear in the Wednesday, 18 August issue of Science Translational Medicine, which is published by AAAS, the nonprofit science society.

Peonies and a pretty purple flower called skullcap, together with licorice and fruit from a buckthorn tree form Huang Qin Tang (pronounced Hu-ang Chin Tong), an ancient herbal medicine used in China to treat intestinal disorders such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Recently, a Western-style phase 1/2 trial confirmed that this drug reduces gut damage caused by chemotherapy in colon and rectal cancer patients.

In the new study, Yung- Chi Cheng, along with Wing Lam and colleagues from Yale University School of Medicine and a company called PhytoCeutica, Inc. use a carefully prepared, lab formulation of this medicine (called PHY906) and show that the healing effects of this blend of plants arise from its ability to target numerous biological processes in mice.

"The reductionist approach to treating multiple side effects triggered by cancer chemotherapy or complicated disease may not be sufficient. Rigorous studies of the biology of traditional herbal medicines, which target multiple sites with multiple chemicals, could lead to the development of future medicines," said Cheng.

Dr. Cheng is a scientific founder of and has equity interest in PhytoCeutica, Inc., which develops traditional Chinese medicine into drugs for the treatment of cancer and that licenses PHY906 from Yale University. Additionally, two authors of this paper own stock in PhytoCeutica, Inc. Yale University holds a patent on the herbal composition PHY906 and i
'/>"/>

Contact: Natasha Pinol
npinol@aaas.org
202-326-7088
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Ancient Chinese herbal recipe eases side effects of chemotherapy
2. Is Frequency the Future of Medicine or an Ancient Mystery Revealed?
3. Action of modern drug demonstrates how 2 ancient human systems interact
4. A new view of fossils: The behavior of ancient life forms
5. A Must-Hear Free Summer Seminar - Dr. Sherrill Sellman Reveals "Secrets for Getting in 'Summer Shape' with Ancient Herbs"
6. Strange Artifact Identified as Ancient Anti-Snoring Device
7. Ancient Minerals Topical Magnesium Oil Now Available in the UK
8. New partnership fosters broad scientific exchange with major Chinese university, hospital
9. Chinese Drywall Complaint Center Will Assist Homeowners In Tampa, Orlando, Houston, Austin & Montgomery Discover If They Have Knauf Chinese Drywall
10. Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association Successfully Holds 15th Annual Conference
11. Chinese systemic lupus erythematosus data reveal differences in epidemiology across continents
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... Unveiled at the Sept. 18 board meeting, The Center ... hospital ROI on membership dues at 12.5. In other words, ... in value to member hospitals. The calculation used to determine ... , “This is the first time we’ve actually been ... methodology is really sound,” said Bill Ryan , president ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Punzoné ... introduced in the U.S., has a lot to celebrate this ... our country recognizes the achievements and contributions of Americans of ... anniversary for Punzoné, and today it shares its favorite Italian ... a trip to Italy - even if it is only ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Spring, Maryland, USA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... or to track interventions? Here comes a wonderful app ... mobile app development company helped its client ... Intervention more efficiently. The app is designed for iOS ... and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The ... iPage ( http://www.top10bestseohosting.com/go/iPage/ ) and GreenGeeks are the ... excellent platforms for those who want to buy ... same time. , The IT manager of Top10BestSEOHosting.com ... the most recommended suppliers for everyone. A lot ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of ... a ceasefire agreement that is expected to lead to ... were kidnapped from the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok—the ... enough, and it is high time they are returned ... , "We owe it to these girls to positively ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 2Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 3Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 4Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 2Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 3Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 4Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 2Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 3Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com Considers iPage And GreenGeeks As The Best Dedicated Server Hosting Suppliers 2
... stem cell programs at respected research centers around the ... on stem cell therapy for neurological disorders, hosted by ... collaboration with the Genetics Policy Institute of Wellington, Fla. ... brain tumors; , stroke;, neurodegenerative disorders, , spinal cord ...
... Reporter , THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- More and ... and this means work-related injuries in this group continue to ... in the latest tally, federal health officials report. Although ... overall compared to younger workers, they are at higher risk ...
... 2011)Studies have shown that stress can affect the immune ... disease. In cancer patients this stress can also ... However, the biological mechanisms that underlie such associations are ... Center find that poor psychosocial functioning is associated with ...
... , THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Memory ... a new study says. Experiments with rhesus monkeys showed ... Recognition is the ability to identify something when you see ... seen. The study appears online April 28 in the ...
... THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Boceprevir, a new ... C is treated, won unanimous support Wednesday from a panel ... The drug is one of two new medications ... experts believe that, if approved, boceprevir and the second medicine, ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- ... while waiting to see their child,s pediatrician may aid ... recruited 137 pediatricians in the San Diego area to ... fill out before seeing the doctor. The test was ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cedars-Sinai to hold first annual conference on stem cell therapies for neurological disorders 2Health News:Injuries Among Older Workers on the Rise: CDC 2Health News:Injuries Among Older Workers on the Rise: CDC 3Health News:Stress and depression are associated with shorter survival in head and neck cancer patients 2Health News:New Hepatitis C Drug Close to Gaining FDA Approval 2Health News:Quick Screening May Help Spot Autism in Babies 2Health News:Quick Screening May Help Spot Autism in Babies 3
(Date:10/20/2014)... Oct. 20, 2014   Mary,s Medicinals today ... is a 4-Star Sponsor of Operation Grow4Vets , ... unique products, programs and services to assist them in ... Key Facts: , An ever-increasing number ... safe and effective treatment for pain, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... , October 20, 2014 Shire plc ... Bowling , Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has notified the Board ... role to pursue a new career opportunity as CFO of Severn ... 2015 and the company will commence a search for a new ... "James has helped build and lead a high-quality finance ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Große Pharmafirmen werden oft ... dabei ist, dass große Pharmafirmen nicht willens sind, ... Es war deshalb nicht einfach, diesen ... mehr, dass es uns gelungen ist! Wir haben ... - mit einem Vorbehalt - einige haben uns ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mary's Medicinals Announces 4-Star Sponsorship of Operation Grow4Vets 2Mary's Medicinals Announces 4-Star Sponsorship of Operation Grow4Vets 3Interim Chief Financial Officer James Bowling to Step Down 2Interim Chief Financial Officer James Bowling to Step Down 3Interim Chief Financial Officer James Bowling to Step Down 4Vergleichsbericht zu Pharma-Kühlketten und CRT 2
... The ACL 10000 allows you to ... space and staff are limited. This fully ... clot curve analysis and advanced robotics, to ... lab. Plus, the ACL 10000 is backed ...
... SYNCHRON CX9 ALX system is an expanded ... processes by as much as 50 percent ... total costs. Featuring the AccuSense® glucose oxygen ... expanded test menu, the CX9 ALX system ...
... SYNCHRON CX4-S system consolidates DATs, ... in one workstation, targeted to ... 50-200 samples per day. Like ... the CX4-S is easy to ...
... a bold new way to improve your ... PRO. This expanded menu profiler eliminates time-consuming ... total turnaround time. Plus, the CX9 PRO ... esoteric chemistries, TDMs, DATs, proteins and serologies ...
Medicine Products: