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Implications for practice and research
Well-conducted randomised clinical trials are needed to confirm the benefit(s) of Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer.
The strength of evidence of this review is not adequate to support the use of Chinese herbal medicines with chemotherapy in the treatment of colorectal cancer.
The objective of this review was to evaluate the beneficial effects and safety of Chinese herbal medicine therapy for advanced stage colorectal cancer, and its influence on patients’ quality of life. Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the third most common cancer in women worldwide.1 ,2 It is estimated that there are nearly 1.2 million men and women …
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