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Society for Integrative Oncology releases findings presented at annual meeting
Date:11/10/2011

Today the Society for Integrative Oncology highlighted top research findings presented at the Eighth International Conference this week in Cleveland, Ohio. More than 80 abstracts will be presented at the annual meeting, which will be keynoted by National Institutes of Health Director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD.

The theme of this year's meeting is "Innovating Integrative Oncology: New Science, New Solutions; 'The Focus is the Patient.'"

The following news tips are based on abstracts or posters presented at the annual conference.

A Randomized, Double-blind Placebo-controlled Trial of Acustimulation of K1 Acupoint at Preventing Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting due to Treatment using Cisplatin or Oxaliplatin for Liver Cancer

The trial examined whether electro-stimulation at Yongquan acupoint (K1) acupoint can prevent cisplatin- or oxaliplatin-induced nausea and vomiting. Electro-stimulation of K1 did not result in initial prevention of nausea and vomiting induced by CDDP or OXA when combined with antiemetics. However, electro-stimulation of K1 combined with antimetics was more effective than antimetics and placebo electro-stimulation in reducing incidence of vomiting once it had developed and improved performance status of patients after undergoing platinum-based chemotherapy via transcatheter arterial infusion.

Contact: Luming Liu, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center

Just on Paper?: The Experience of Integrative Oncology

This study explored the process of integrating conventional cancer care with complementary therapies from the perspective of individuals living with cancer. The findings showed that barriers to effective communication between patients, conventional health professionals, and complementary practitioners prevent open dialogue from occurring about integrative care. Patients are left with the responsibility as well as the physical and emotional burden of finding
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Contact: Jessica Studeny
jessica.studeny@case.edu
216-369-4692
Case Western Reserve University
Source:Eurekalert

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