The efficacy of traditional Chinese Medicine as an adjunctive therapy in nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis

19 Feb 2014Cheng-Gang Mao, Ze-Zhang Tao, Li-Jia Wan, Ji-Bo Han, Zhe Chen, Bo-Kui Xiao

This systematic review suggests that traditional Chinese Medicine as a therapy adjunctive to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy vs only radiotherapy and/ or chemotherapy has signi cant e cacy in terms of improvement of quality of life, alleviation of acute adverse e ects, and enhancement of immunoregulation.

Meta Analysis
2 effects

Reported Outcomes


Traditional Chinese Herb risk & protective factor

Immune system Lymphatic outcome
Strong increased risk of Immune system
Lymphatic system

Moderate evidence

Traditional Chinese Herb risk & protective factor

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Respiratory outcome
Strong decrease risk of Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Respiratory system

Low evidence