Evidence-based Anticancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence-based Non-pharmacological Therapies for Palliative Cancer Care

Editors: Cho, William Chi-Sing (Ed.)

  • This is the first book covering comprehensive researches to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of non-pharmacological interventions as an evidence-based therapy for cancer
  • This is a timely book for those who require an updated overview of the many aspects of non-pharmacological therapies research in cancer care
  • This is an essential reading for those who wish to explore the in-depth scientific evidence and expert opinions on the recent progress of non-pharmacological therapies for cancer care
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Cancer is one of the leading killers in the world and the incidence is increasing, but most cancer patients and cancer survivors suffer much from the disease and its conventional treatments’ side effects. In the past, clinical data showed that some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) possessed anticancer abilities, but some clinicians and scientists have queried about the scientific validity of CAM due to the lack of scientific evidence. There is great demand in the knowledge gap to explore the scientific and evidence-based knowledge of CAM in the anticancer field. With this aim, a book series is needed to structurally deliver the knowledge to readers.

Integrative therapies comprise a variety of non-pharmacological interventions that assist in alleviating physical and psychological symptoms. Apart from being a life-threatening disease, cancer and its therapy are usually associated with a significant deterioration in the quality of life. There is growing evidence that non-pharmacological therapies provide symptom and pain management in cancer palliation. This volume is a specialised book presenting the research evidence relevant to the application of a range of commonly used non-pharmacological interventions in supportive cancer care, including massage, acupressure, Qigong, yoga, mind-body therapy, mindfulness-based intervention, and aromatherapy. A number of scientific researches and clinical studies support that these therapies offer potential beneficial effects for cancer patients in terms of reducing pain, anxiety, and other symptoms. Indeed, non-pharmacological therapies are increasingly gaining acceptance in the healthcare community as complementary to conventional cancer treatments. Most of them are non-invasive, inexpensive, and useful in improving quality of life, and they may be accessed by patients themselves.

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“This is an impressive collection of review articles examining the efficacy data, physiology, and safety of nonpharmacological therapies for cancer- (or cancer therapy-) related symptoms. … This is as a solid reference for clinicians who want to explore the evidence behind nonpharmacological therapies for symptom management. … This book is reasonably well organized with a thorough index, making it useful for relatively quick inquiries.” (Eytan Szmuilowicz, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2013)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • An Overview of Non-pharmacological Therapies for Palliative Cancer Care

    Kravits, Kathy G.

    Pages 1-33

  • Effect of Massage Therapy on Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Patients

    Imanishi, Jiro

    Pages 35-51

  • Effects of Massage Therapy on the Relief of Cancer Pain

    Jane, Sui-Whi (et al.)

    Pages 53-88

  • The Effect of Acupressure on Chemotherapy-induced Nausea

    Lee, Eun Jin (et al.)

    Pages 89-111

  • Effects of Qigong Therapy on Alleviating Symptoms in Cancer Patients: An Overview of Systematic Reviews

    Lee, Myeong Soo (et al.)

    Pages 113-125

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Hardcover $219.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evidence-based Non-pharmacological Therapies for Palliative Cancer Care
Editors
  • William Chi-Sing Cho
Series Title
Evidence-based Anticancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5833-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5833-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5832-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8525-9
Series ISSN
2211-0534
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 280
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