Call for papers
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine is calling for papers, for a special issue focused on CAM in cancer-related symptoms.
"Millions of people worldwide live with a diagnosis of cancer. Developments in cancer screening and treatments have led to improved survival rates. Unfortunately, this increase in survival rates is frequently associated with cancer- or treatment-related symptoms that can generate disability and reduce quality of life in patients. Some of these cancer-related symptoms are common across different oncology processes and may include fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and physical functioning impairments that reduce the patient’s ability to cope with the demands of their occupational and personal lifestyles.
Cancer patients often use modalities of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) mindbody therapies, such as massage, yoga, exercise, herbs, acupuncture, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and nutritional interventions to reduce the impact of cancer-related symptoms on their lives. What is needed is a greater understanding of how both Western therapy and CAM can be used in conjunction with one another in an integrative approach to cancer care and the treatment of its associated symptoms.
We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that evaluate and/or test clinical treatment protocols and evidence-based guidelines on cancer-related symptoms and outcomes. We particularly encourage submission of articles from all disciplines and fields of study that explore the effectiveness of different components of CAM in this distressing and growing health problem.”
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