Testing Chinese medicine therapies?


Question from Sheila: The NIH is now testing a lot of new therapies that might be helpful in breast cancer. What is NCCAM (the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) testing vis-a-vis Chinese Medicine?
Answers - Raymond Chang I think you can log on to the NCCAM website and see. They do fund some projects. I don't know if there's anything in the herbal or Chinese medicine areas that they're funding right now. I'm not familiar with their current funding, but you should be able to easily log on to their Web site and find out all the projects that are federally funded.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2005, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Traditional Chinese MedicineRaymond Chang, M.D. and moderator Beth Baughman Dupree, M.D., F.A.C.S. answered your questions about how to discuss Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with your cancer doctor.

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