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Anticancer Properties of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author(s):

Zhaokun Yan, Zijun Lai and Jiumao Lin   Pages 1 - 7 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Cancer is a systemic disease. Cancer occurrence is associated with several factors, including cell proliferation, apoptosis, metastasis, tumor microenvironment and immune system. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been widely used for thousands of years in China for its anti-cancer therapeutic effect. The advantage of using TCM is related to its action on multiple signaling pathways and molecular targets related to cancer, whilst causing few adverse effects. TCM exerts its anticancer effects through multiple mechanisms, including apoptosis induction, proliferation inhibition, metastasis suppression, multidrug resistance reversal and immune function regulation. Therefore, TCM may represent a promising therapeutic approach for patients with diverse cancers.

Keywords:

Traditional Chinese medicine, herbal, extract, cancer, mechanism, pathway

Affiliation:

Academy of Integrative Medicine; Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou 350122,, Academy of Integrative Medicine; Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou 350122,, Academy of Integrative Medicine; bFujian Key Laboratory of Integrative Medicine on Geriatrics, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou 350122



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