Herbology is the Chinese art of combining medicinal herbs. Herbology is traditionally one of the more important modalities utilized in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Each herbal medicine prescription is a cocktail of many herbs tailored to the individual patient.

Targeted Therapies Improve Outcomes in Renal Cancer and GIST, but Challenges Remain

Targeted therapies have significantly changed the treatment of cancer and are now considered to be a component of care for a number of common malignancies, including breast, colorectal, and lung cancers. In particular, they have significantly improved outcomes for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) and advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST).

New Imaging Technique May Enhance Accuracy of Cancer Surgery

Use of a chemofluorescence technique may allow surgeons to visualize, in real time, cancerous tissue, thereby increasing the precision of their resections, according to animal study findings presented Tuesday at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia.

UK Drugs Watchdog Chief Attacks Drug Firm on Prices

Incentive schemes linking drug industry executives' pay to their firms' share price and profits help drive up the price of new drugs, the head of Britain's health cost-effectiveness watchdog was quoted as saying.

Why Should I Report an Adverse Drug Event?

When I was in charge of the postmarketing drug safety program at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the early 1980s, 1 particular drug report became etched in my memory.

First Heart Transplants in Children Following Donor Cardiac Death

US doctors have reported the first experiences of heart transplant in three infants after cardiocirculatory death, rather than brain death, in the donors [1]. Lead author Dr Mark M Boucek (Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Hollywood, FL) told heartwire this was, to his knowledge, the first published account of heart transplant in children after donor cardiac […]

Almost All Articles On Cancer Prognostic Markers Report Statistically Significant Results

Almost All Articles On Cancer Prognostic Markers Report Statistically Significant Results: Commentary from F1000 Kyzas PA, Denaxa-Kyza D, Ioannidis JP Eur J Cancer 2007 Nov 43(17):2559-79 Commentary from Faculty Member Willi Sauerbrei This is a landmark review illustrating the severity of reporting bias in prognostic marker research. The article impressively illustrates one of the most […]