Research Reports

Complementary and alternative medicine and supportive care at leading cancer centers: a systematic analysis of websites

  • Brauer JA, El Sehamy A, Metz JM, Mao JJ "Complementary and alternative medicine and supportive care at leading cancer centers: a systematic analysis of websites." J Altern Complement Med, 2010 Feb, 16p. 183-6
    PubMed Id: 20180691
    PubMed Central Id: PMC3110091
    DOI:10.1089/acm.2009.0354

Quality-of-life trajectories at the end of life: assessments over time by patients with and without cancer

Integrative and Behavioral Approaches to the Treatment of Cancer-Related Neuropathic Pain

Soft tissue massage: early intervention for relatives whose family members died in palliative cancer care

  • Cronfalk BS, Ternestedt BM, Strang P "Soft tissue massage: early intervention for relatives whose family members died in palliative cancer care." J Clin Nurs, 2010 Apr, 19p. 1040-8
    PubMed Id: 20492048
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    DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.02985.x

Methodological challenges in conducting a multi-site randomized clinical trial of massage therapy in hospice

  • Kutner J, Smith M, Mellis K, Felton S, Yamashita T, Corbin L "Methodological challenges in conducting a multi-site randomized clinical trial of massage therapy in hospice." J Palliat Med, 2010 Jun, 13p. 739-44
    PubMed Id: 20597707
    PubMed Central Id: PMC2938913
    DOI:10.1089/jpm.2009.0408

Complementary therapies for children undergoing stem cell transplantation: report of a multi-site trial.

  • Phipps S, Barrera M, Vannatta K, Xiong X, Doyle JJ, Alderfer MA "Complementary therapies for children undergoing stem cell transplantation: report of a multisite trial." Cancer, 2010 Aug 15, 116p. 3924-33
    PubMed Id: 20626016
    PubMed Central Id: PMC2919609
    DOI:10.1002/cncr.25415

A Preliminary Study of the Effects of a Single Session of Swedish Massage on Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal and Immune Function in Normal Individuals.

  • Rapaport MH, Schettler P, Breese C "A preliminary study of the effects of a single session of Swedish massage on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal and immune function in normal individuals." J Altern Complement Med, 2010 Oct, 16p. 1079-88
    PubMed Id: 20809811
    PubMed Central Id: PMC3107905
    DOI:10.1089/acm.2009.0634

Leg massage therapy promotes psychological relaxation and reinforces the first-line host defense in cancer patients.

  • Noto Y, Kitajima M, Kudo M, Okudera K, Hirota K "Leg massage therapy promotes psychological relaxation and reinforces the first-line host defense in cancer patients." J Anesth, 2010 Dec, 24p. 827-31
    PubMed Id: 20976508
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    DOI:10.1007/s00540-010-1028-9

Effect of massage therapy on stress levels and quality of life in brain tumor patients-observations from a pilot study.

  • "Effect of massage therapy on stress levels and quality of life in brain tumor patients--observations from a pilot study." Support Care Cancer, 2011 May, 19p. 711-5
    PubMed Id: 21046417
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    DOI:10.1007/s00520-010-1032-5

Prevalence of complementary/alternative medicines (CAMs) in a cancer population in northern Italy receiving antineoplastic treatments and relationship with quality of life and psychometric features.

  • Saini A, Berruti A, Capogna S, Negro M, Sguazzotti E, Picci RL, Campagna S, Dongiovanni V, Dogliotti L, Furlan PM, Ostacoli L "Prevalence of complementary/alternative medicines (CAMs) in a cancer population in northern Italy receiving antineoplastic treatments and relationship with quality of life and psychometric features." Qual Life Res, 2011 Jun, 20p. 683-90
    PubMed Id: 21080084
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    DOI:10.1007/s11136-010-9795-1

Reflexology for the symptomatic treatment of breast cancer: a systematic review.

  • Kim JI, Lee MS, Kang JW, Choi DY, Ernst E "Reflexology for the symptomatic treatment of breast cancer: a systematic review." Integr Cancer Ther, 2010 Dec, 9p. 326-30
    PubMed Id: 21106613
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    DOI:10.1177/1534735410387423

Weight Lifting in Women with Breast-Cancer–Related Lymphedema

  • Schmitz KH, Ahmed RL, Troxel AB, Cheville A, Lewis-Grant L, Smith R, Bryan CJ, Williams-Smith CT, Chittams J "Weight lifting for women at risk for breast cancer-related lymphedema: a randomized trial." JAMA, 2010 Dec 22, 304p. 2699-705
    PubMed Id: 21148134
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    DOI:10.1001/jama.2010.1837

Effectiveness of aroma massage on advanced cancer patients with constipation: A pilot study.

  • Lai TK, Cheung MC, Lo CK, Ng KL, Fung YH, Tong M, Yau CC "Effectiveness of aroma massage on advanced cancer patients with constipation: a pilot study." Complement Ther Clin Pract, 2011 Feb, 17p. 37-43
    PubMed Id: 21168113
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    DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.02.004

The ToT Study: Helping with Touch or Talk (ToT): a pilot randomised controlled trial to examine the clinical effectiveness of aromatherapy massage versus cognitive behaviour therapy for emotional distress in patients in cancer/palliative care.

  • Serfaty M, Wilkinson S, Freeman C, Mannix K, King M "The ToT study: helping with Touch or Talk (ToT): a pilot randomised controlled trial to examine the clinical effectiveness of aromatherapy massage versus cognitive behaviour therapy for emotional distress in patients in cancer/palliative care." Psychooncology, 2012 May, 21p. 563-9
    PubMed Id: 21370309
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    DOI:10.1002/pon.1921

Conservative and dietary interventions for cancer-related lymphedema: a Systematic review and meta-analysis.

  • McNeely ML, Peddle CJ, Yurick JL, Dayes IS, Mackey JR "Conservative and dietary interventions for cancer-related lymphedema: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Cancer, 2011 Mar 15, 117p. 1136-48
    PubMed Id: 21381006
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    DOI:10.1002/cncr.25513

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