JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/30867
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Author Xian, Mei-Sheng| Hayashi, Keiki| Lu, Jian-Ping| Awai, Michiyasu|
Abstract <p>Three types of traditional Chinese herb medicine were used to treat 98 patients with advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma prior to surgical treatment. Forty-two patients with the same diagnosis were treated with these herbs plus cyclophosphamide (endoxan). One hundred similar patients received surgical treatment without herbs or endoxan treatment as controls. Histologic examinations of surgical specimens were made on all of these patients. Stromal lymphoid-cell infiltration and cancer tissue degeneration were more prominent in Menispernum dehuricum DC- or Chelidonium majus L-treated patients, and were less clear in patients treated with herbs plus endoxan and the controls. The antitumor action of herbs is thought to be brought about by the activation of an immunological rejection mechanism. Herbs plus endoxan may result in the masking of the immunological response of hosts without obviously damaging cancer tissues.</p>
Keywords esophageal cancer Chinese herbs histopathology immunological response
Amo Type Article
Published Date 1989-12
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume43
Issue issue6
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 345
End Page 351
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 2624142
Web of Science KeyUT A1989CG27400005