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132 reviews


Arbesman M, Sheard K. Systematic review of the effectiveness of occupational therapy-related interventions for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Am J Occup Ther. 2014 Jan-Feb;68(1):20-6.


Ben-Arye E, Polliack A, Schiff E, Tadmor T, Samuels N. Advising patients on the use of non-herbal nutritional supplements during cancer therapy: a need for doctor-patient communication. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Dec;46(6):887-96. Epub 2013 May 23.

Benney S, Gibbs V. A literature review evaluating the role of Swedish massage and aromatherapy massage to alleviate the anxiety oncology patients. Radiography. 2013;19:35-41. Epub 2011 Oct 31.

Fritz H, Seely D, Kennedy DA, Fernandes R, Cooley K, Fergusson D. Green tea and lung cancer: a systematic review. Integr Cancer Ther. 2013 Jan;12(1):7-24. Epub 2012 Apr 24.

Posadzki P1, Moon TW, Choi TY, Park TY, Lee MS, Ernst E. Acupuncture for cancer-related fatigue: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Support Care Cancer. 2013 Jul;21(7):2067-73. doi: 10.1007/s00520-013-1765-z. Epub 2013 Feb 24.

Towler P, Molassiotis A, Brearley SG. What is the evidence for the use of acupuncture as an intervention for symptom management in cancer supportive and palliative care: an integrative overview of reviews. Support Care Cancer. 2013 Oct;21(10):2913-23. Epub 2013 Jul 19.

Truant TL, Porcino AJ, Ross BC, Wong ME, Hilario CT. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in advanced cancer: a systematic review. J Support Oncol. 2013 Sep;11(3):105-13.

Yang J, Zhu L, Wu Z, Wang Y. Chinese herbal medicines for induction of remission in advanced or late gastric cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Apr 30;4:CD005096.


Burns DS. Theoretical rationale for music selection in oncology intervention research: An integrative review. J Music Ther. 2012 Spring;49(1):7-22.

Chan CL, Wang CW, Ho RT, Ng SM, Chan JS, Ziea ET, Wong VC. A systematic review of the effectiveness of qigong exercise in supportive cancer care. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Jun;20(6):1121-33. Epub 2012 Jan 19.

Choi TY, Lee MS, Kim TH, Zaslawski C, Ernst E. Acupuncture for the treatment of cancer pain: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Jun;20(6):1147-58. Epub 2012 Mar 25.

Cramer H, Lange S, Klose P, Paul A, Dobos G. Yoga for breast cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Cancer. 2012 Sep 18;12:412. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-12-412.

Harder H, Parlour L, Jenkins V. Randomised controlled trials of yoga interventions for women with breast cancer: a systematic literature review. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Dec;20(12):3055-64. Epub 2012 Oct 6.

Lee MS, Choi J, Posadzki P, Ernst E. Aromatherapy for health care: an overview of systematic reviews. Maturitas. 2012 Mar;71(3):257-60.

Posadzki P, Lewandowski W, Terry R, Ernst E, Stearns. A Guided imagery for non-musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Jul;44(1):95-104. pub 2012 Jun 5.

Situ Dongrong, Wang Jiang, Shao Wenlong, Zhu Zhi-hua. Assessment and treatment of cancer pain: From Western to Eastern. Ann Palliat Med. 2012; 1(1): 32-44. [no abstract]

Smithson J, Britten N, Paterson C, Lewith G, Evans M. The experience of using complementary therapies after a diagnosis of cancer: a qualitative synthesis. Health (London). 2012 Jan;16(1):19-39. Epub 2010 Dec 22.

Zhang JM, Wang P, Yao JX, Zhao L, Davis MP, Walsh D, Yue GH. Music interventions for psychological and physical outcomes in cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Dec;20(12):3043-53. Epub 2012 Oct 2.


Debono DJ. Integration of palliative medicine into routine oncological care: what does the evidence show us? J Oncol Pract. 2011 Nov;7(6):350-4. Epub 2011 Oct 18.

Falkensteiner M, Mantovan F, Müller I, Them C. The use of massage therapy for reducing pain, anxiety, and depression in oncological palliative care patients: a narrative review of the literature. ISRN Nurs. 2011;2011:929868. Epub 2011 Aug 23.

Fritz H, Kennedy D, Fergusson D, Fernandes R, Cooley K, Seely A, Sagar S, Wong R, Seely D. Selenium and lung cancer: a systematic review and meta analysis. PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e26259. Epub 2011 Nov 4.

Hoogbruin A. Complementary and alternative therapy (CAT) use and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART): current evidence in the literature, 2000-2009. J Clin Nurs. 2011 Apr;20(7-8):925-39. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03322.x. Epub 2011 Feb 9.

Lee EJ, Frazier SK. The efficacy of acupressure for symptom management: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Oct;42(4):589-603. Epub 2011 Apr 30.

Lee JS, Lee MS, Min K, Lew JH, Lee BJ. Acupressure for treating neurological disorders: a systematic review. Int J Neurosci. 2011 Aug;121(8):409-14. Epub 2011 May 6.

Lee YL, Wu Y, Tsang HW, Leung AY, Cheung WM. A systematic review on the anxiolytic effects of aromatherapy in people with anxiety symptoms. J Altern Complement Med. 2011 Feb;17(2):101-8. Epub 2011 Feb 10.

Leow M, Drury VB, Hong PW. The experience and expectations of terminally ill patients receiving music therapy in the palliative setting: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews. 2010 Sep 30;8(27):1088–111. JBL 000331. No Abstract Available.

MacDuff S, Grodin MA, Gardiner P. The use of complementary and alternative medicine among refugees: a systematic review. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Jun;13(3):585-99.

McFerran K, Baker F, Krout R. What's in the lyrics? A discussion paper describing the complexities of systematically analyzing lyrics composed in music therapy. Can J Mus Therapy. 2011;17(11):34-54.

Paley CA, Tashani OA, Bagnall AM, Johnson MI. A Cochrane systematic review of acupuncture for cancer pain in adults. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2011 Jun;1(1):51-5.

Solomon D, Ford E, Adams J, Graves N. Potential of St John's Wort for the treatment of depression: the economic perspective. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2011 Feb;45(2):123-30. Epub 2010 Oct 26.

Trinkaus M, Burman D, Barmala N, Rodin G, Jones J, Lo C, Zimmermann C. Spirituality and use of complementary therapies for cure in advanced cancer. Psychooncology. 2011 Jul;20(7):746-54. doi: 10.1002/pon.1773. Epub 2010 May 19.

Wood MJ, Molassiotis A, Payne S. What research evidence is there for the use of art therapy in the management of symptoms in adults with cancer? A systematic review. Psychooncology. 2011 Feb;20(2):135-45. doi: 10.1002/pon.1722.


Bradt J, Dileo C. Music therapy for end-of-life care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD007169.

Ernst E, Lee MS. Acupuncture for palliative and supportive cancer care: a systematic review of systematic reviews. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Jul;40(1):e3-5. No Abstract Available

Gan T, Wu Z, Tian L, Wang Y. Chinese herbal medicines for induction of remission in advanced or late gastric cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD005096. [withdrawn - new version is available here ]

Harris M, Richards KC. The physiological and psychological effects of slow-stroke back massage and hand massage on relaxation in older people. J Clin Nurs. 2010 Apr;19(7-8):917-26.

Hillier SL, Louw Q, Morris L, Uwimana J, Statham S. Massage therapy for people with HIV/AIDS. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD007502.

Hopkins Hollis AS. Acupuncture as a treatment modality for the management of cancer pain: the state of the science. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2010 Sep 1;37(5):E344-8.

Jain S, Mills PJ. Biofield therapies: helpful or full of hype? A best evidence synthesis. Int J Behav Med. 2010 Mar;17(1):1-16.

Kennedy DA, Seely D. Clinically based evidence of drug-herb interactions: a systematic review. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2010 Jan;9(1):79-124.

Kim JI, Lee MS, Kang JW, Choi do Y, Ernst E. Reflexology for the symptomatic treatment of breast cancer: a systematic review. Integr Cancer Ther. 2010 Dec;9(4):326-30.

Kim KH, Lee MS, Choi SM. Acupuncture for treating uremic pruritus in patients with end-stage renal disease: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Jul;40(1):117-25.

Kim KH, Lee MS, Kang KW, Choi SM. Role of acupressure in symptom management in patients with end-stage renal disease: a systematic review. J Palliat Med. 2010 Jul;13(7):885-92.

King K. A review of the effects of guided imagery on cancer patients with pain. Compl Health Pract Rev. 2010;15(2):98-107.

Kwekkeboom KL, Cherwin CH, Lee JW, Wanta B. Mind-body treatments for the pain-fatigue-sleep disturbance symptom cluster in persons with cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Jan;39(1):126-38. Epub 2009 Nov 8.

Leow QM, Drury VB, Poon W. Experience of terminally ill patients with music therapy: a literature review. Singapore Nursing Journal. 2010;37(3):48, 50-2. (No Abstract Available)

Matuszek S. Animal-facilitated therapy in various patient populations: systematic literature review. Holist Nurs Pract. 2010 Jul-Aug;24(4):187-203.

O'Sullivan EM, Higginson IJ. Clinical effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of irradiation-induced xerostomia in patients with head and neck cancer: a systematic review. Acupunct Med. 2010 Dec;28(4):191-9. Epub 2010 Nov 9.

Schmid W, Ostermann T. Home-based music therapy--a systematic overview of settings and conditions for an innovative service in healthcare. BMC Health Serv Res. 2010 Oct 14;10:291.

Schofield P, Diggens J, Charleson C, Marigliani R, Jefford M. Effectively discussing complementary and alternative medicine in a conventional oncology setting: communication recommendations for clinicians. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 May;79(2):143-51. Epub 2009 Sep 26.

Skingley A, Vella-Burrows T. Therapeutic effects of music and singing for older people. Nurs Stand. 2010 Jan 13-19;24(19):35-41.

Walters SJ. Massage and cancer: practice guidelines. Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society. 2010 Sep;16(3):141-3. (70kb pdf)


Cao H, Pan X, Li H, Liu J. Acupuncture for treatment of insomnia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Nov;15(11):1171-86.

Ernst E. Acupuncture: what does the most reliable evidence tell us? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Apr;37(4):709-14. Epub 2008 Sep 11.

Ernst E. Massage therapy for cancer palliation and supportive care: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Support Care Cancer. 2009 Apr;17(4):333-7.

Fountouki A, Theofanidis D. Nurses’ attitudes towards complementary therapies. Health Science Journal. 2009 Jul-Sep;3(3):149-57. (125kb pdf)

Kassab S, Cummings M, Berkovitz S, van Haselen R, Fisher P. Homeopathic medicines for adverse effects of cancer treatments. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Apr 15;(2):CD004845.

Lee MS, Kim KH, Shin BC, Choi SM, Ernst E. Acupuncture for treating hot flushes in men with prostate cancer: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2009 Jul;17(7):763-70. Epub 2009 Feb 18.

Mallick S. Palliative care in Parkinson's disease: role of cognitive behavior therapy. Indian J Palliat Care. 2009 Jan-Jun;15(1):51-56.

Molassiotis A, Potrata B, Cheng KK. A systematic review of the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medication in symptom management and improvement of quality of life in adult cancer patients. Complement Ther Med. 2009 Apr;17(2):92-120.

O'Callaghan C. Objectivist and constructivist music therapy research in oncology and palliative care: an overview and reflection. Music and Medicine. 2009 Jul;1(1):41-60.

Shih M, Yang YH, Koo M. A meta-analysis of hypnosis in the treatment of depressive symptoms: a brief communication. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2009 Oct;57(4):431-42.

Smith KB, Pukall CF. An evidence-based review of yoga as a complementary intervention for patients with cancer. Psychooncology. 2009 May;18(5):465-75.

Williams AM, Davies A, Griffiths G. Facilitating comfort for hospitalized patients using non-pharmacological measures: preliminary development of clinical practice guidelines. Int J Nurs Pract. 2009 Jun;15(3):145-55.

Yim VW, Ng AK, Tsang HW, Leung AY. A review on the effects of aromatherapy for patients with depressive symptoms. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print]


Block KI, Koch AC, Mead MN, Tothy PK, Newman RA, Gyllenhaal C. Impact of antioxidant supplementation on chemotherapeutic toxicity: a systematic review of the evidence from randomized controlled trials. Int J Cancer. 2008 Sep 15;123(6):1227-39.

Herron-Marx S, Price-Knol F, Burden B, Hicks C. A systematic review of the use of Reiki in health care. Alternative and Complementary Therapies. 2008 Feb 1;14(1):37-42.

Hughes D, Ladas E, Rooney D, Kelly K. Massage therapy as a supportive care intervention for children with cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2008 May;35(3):431-42.

Jackson E, Kelley M, McNeil P, Meyer E, Schlegel L, Eaton M. Does therapeutic touch help reduce pain and anxiety in patients with cancer? Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2008 Feb;12(1):113-20.

Lee J, Dodd M, Dibble S, Abrams D. Review of acupressure studies for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting control. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008 Nov;36(5):529-44. Epub 2006 Apr 28.

Liu Y, Fawcett TN. The role of massage therapy in the relief of cancer pain. Nurs Stand. 2008 Jan 30-Feb 5;22(21):35-40.

Miller S, Stagl J, Wallerstedt DB, Ryan M, Mansky PJ. Botanicals used in complementary and alternative medicine treatment of cancer: clinical science and future perspectives. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2008 Sep;17(9):1353-64.

Pittler MH, Ernst E. Complementary therapies for neuropathic and neuralgic pain: systematic review. Clin J Pain. 2008 Oct;24(8):731-3.

Robb KA, Bennett MI, Johnson MI, Simpson KJ, Oxberry SG. Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) for cancer pain in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Jul 16;(3):CD006276.

Russell NC, Sumler SS, Beinhorn CM, Frenkel MA. Role of massage therapy in cancer care. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Mar;14(2):209-14.

Sewitch MJ, Cepoiu M, Rigillo N, Sproule D. A literature review of health care professional attitudes toward complementary and alternative medicine. Compl Health Pract Rev. 2008 Oct;13(3):139-154.

Standish LJ, Kozak L, Congdon S. Acupuncture is underutilized in hospice and palliative medicine. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2008 Aug-Sep;25(4):298-308.

Velicer CM, Ulrich CM. Vitamin and mineral supplement use among US adults after cancer diagnosis: a systematic review. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Feb 1;26(4):665-73.

Wilkinson S, Barnes K, Storey L. Massage for symptom relief in patients with cancer: systematic review. J Adv Nurs. 2008 Sep;63(5):430-9.

Wilkinson S, Lockhart K, Gambles M, Storey L. Reflexology for symptom relief in patients with cancer. Cancer Nurs. 2008 Sep-Oct;31(5):354-60.


Cheuk DKL, Yeung WF, Chung KF, Wong V. Acupuncture for insomnia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jul 18;(3):CD005472.

Dewey A, Baughan C, Dean T, Higgins B, Johnson I. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid from fish oils) for the treatment of cancer cachexia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jan 24;(1):CD004597.

Easton K. Complementary medicines: attitudes and information needs of consumers and healthcare professionals. Sydney: National Prescribing Service Limited (NPS). 2007 July;72pp. (363kb pdf)

Ernst E, Pittler MH, Wider B, Boddy K. Complementary/alternative medicine for supportive cancer care: development of the evidence-base. Support Care Cancer. 2007 May;15(5):565-8. Epub 2007 Nov 9.

Kienle GS, Kiene H. Complementary cancer therapy: a systematic review of prospective clinical trials on anthroposophic mistletoe extracts. Eur J Med Res. 2007 Mar 26;12(3):103-19.

Lee MS, Chen KW, Sancier KM, Ernst E. Qigong for cancer treatment: a systematic review of controlled clinical trials. Acta Oncol. 2007;46(6):717-22.

Lee MS, Pittler MH, Ernst E. Is Tai Chi an effective adjunct in cancer care? a systematic review of controlled clinical trials. Support Care Cancer. 2007 Jun;15(6):597-601. Epub 2007 Feb 21.

Matchim Y, Armer JM. Measuring the psychological impact of mindfulness meditation on health among patients with cancer: a literature review. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2007 Sep;34(5):1059-66.

Milazzo S, Lejeune S, Ernst E. Laetrile for cancer: a systematic review of the clinical evidence. Support Care Cancer. 2007 Jun;15(6):583-95. Epub 2006 Nov 15.

Ospina MB, Bond K, Karkhaneh M, Tjosvold L, Vandermeer B, Liang Y, Bialy L, Hooton N, Buscemi N, Dryden DM, Klassen TP. Meditation practices for health: state of the research. Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep). 2007 Jun;(155):1-263.

Richards T, Johnson J, Sparks A, Emerson H. The effect of music therapy on patients' perception and manifestation of pain, anxiety, and patient satisfaction. Medsurg Nurs. 2007 Feb;16(1):7-14.

Richardson J, Smith JE, McCall G, Richardson A, Pilkington K, Kirsch I. Hypnosis for nausea and vomiting in cancer chemotherapy: a systematic review of the research evidence. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2007 Sep;16(5):402-12.

Sood A, Barton DL, Bauer BA, Loprinzi CL. A critical review of complementary therapies for cancer-related fatigue. Integr Cancer Ther. 2007 Mar;6(1):8-13.

Xu L, Lao LX, Ge A, Yu S, Li J, Mansky PJ. Chinese herbal medicine for cancer pain. Integr Cancer Ther. 2007 Sep;6(3):208-34.


Bardia A, Barton DL, Prokop LJ, Bauer BA, Moynihan TJ. Efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine therapies in relieving cancer pain: a systematic review. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Dec 1;24(34):5457-64.

Capodice JL, Katz AE. Anticancer supplements and botanicals to prevent and treat cancer: does any clinical evidence exist? Seminars in Preventive and Alternative Medicine. 2006 Mar;2(1):22-35. [No abstract available]

Cepeda MS, Carr DB, Lau J, Alvarez H. Music for pain relief. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Apr 19;(2):CD004843.

Dennert G, Horneber M. Selenium for alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery in cancer patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Jul 19;3:CD005037.

Ezzo JM, Richardson MA, Vickers A, Allen C, Dibble SL, Issell BF, Lao L, Pearl M, Ramirez G, Roscoe J, Shen J, Shivnan JC, Streitberger K, Treish I, Zhang G. Acupuncture-point stimulation for chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Apr 19;(2):CD002285.

Hanser S. Music therapy in adult oncology : research issues. J Soc Integr Oncol. 2006 Spring;4(2):62-66.

Lafferty WE, Downey L, McCarty RL, Standish LJ, Patrick DL. Evaluating CAM treatment at the end of life: a review of clinical trials for massage and meditation. Complement Ther Med. 2006 Jun;14(2):100-12. Epub 2006 Mar 29.

Milazzo S, Russell N, Ernst E. Efficacy of homeopathic therapy in cancer treatment. Eur J Cancer. 2006 Feb;42(3):282-9. Epub 2006 Jan 11.

Ostermann T, Schmid W. Music therapy in the treatment of multiple sclerosis: a comprehensive literature review. Expert Rev Neurother. 2006 Apr;6(4):469-77.

Ott MJ, Norris RL, Bauer-Wu SM. Mindfulness meditation for oncology patients: a discussion and critical review. Integr Cancer Ther. 2006 Jun;5(2):98-108.

Pilkington K, Kirkwood G, Rampes H, Fisher P, Richardson J. Homeopathy for anxiety and anxiety disorders: a systematic review of the research. Homeopathy. 2006 Jul;95(3):151-162.

Richardson J, Smith JE, McCall G, Pilkington K. Hypnosis for procedure-related pain and distress in pediatric cancer patients: a systematic review of effectiveness and methodology related to hypnosis interventions. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2006 Jan;31(1):70-84.

Tatrow K, Montgomery GH. Cognitive behavioral therapy techniques for distress and pain in breast cancer patients: a meta-analysis. J Behav Med. 2006 Feb;29(1):17-27. Epub 2006 Jan 7.

Vickers AJ, Kuo J, Cassileth BR. Unconventional anticancer agents: a systematic review of clinical trials. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Jan 1;24(1):136-40.


Hilliard RE. Music therapy in hospice and palliative care: a review of the empirical data. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2005 Jun;2(2):173-178. Epub 2005 Apr 7.

Lee H, Schmidt K, Ernst E. Acupuncture for the relief of cancer-related pain--a systematic review. Eur J Pain. 2005 Aug;9(4):437-44. Epub 2004 Nov 11.

Rajasekaran M, Edmonds PM, Higginson IL. Systematic review of hypnotherapy for treating symptoms in terminally ill adult cancer patients. Palliat Med. 2005 Jul;19(5):418-26. 

Richardson J, Smith JE, McIntyre M, Thomas R, Pilkington K. Aloe vera for preventing radiation-induced skin reactions: a systematic literature review. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2005 Sep;17(6):478-84.

Roffe L, Schmidt K, Ernst E. A systematic review of guided imagery as an adjuvant cancer  therapy. Psychooncology. 2005 Aug;14(8):607-17.

Seely D, Mills EJ, Wu P, Verma S, Guyatt GH. The effects of green tea consumption on incidence of breast cancer and recurrence of breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Integr Cancer Ther. 2005 Jun;4(2):144-55.

Shu X, McCulloch M, Xiao H, Broffman M, Gao J. Chinese herbal medicine and chemotherapy in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Integr Cancer Ther. 2005 Sep;4(3):219-29.

Smith JE, Richardson J, Hoffman C, Pilkington K. Mindfulness-based stress reduction as supportive therapy in cancer care: systematic review. J Adv Nurs. 2005 Nov;52(3):315-27.

Thomas R, Wilson D. Randomized controlled trials of non-medical and non-surgical therapies for palliative care: a literature review. Altern Med Rev. 2005 Sep;10(3):204-15.  

Verhoef MJ, Balneaves LG, Boon HS, Vroegindewey A. Reasons for and characteristics associated with complementary and alternative medicine use among adult cancer patients: a systematic review. Integr Cancer Ther. 2005 Dec;4(4):274-86.


Chatwin J, Tovey P. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), cancer and group-based action: a critical review of the literature. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2004 Jul;13(3):210-8.

Gysels M, Higginson IJ, National Institute for Clinical Excellence. Improving supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer: research evidence manual. London: Kings college, University of London. 2004 Mar;384pp.

Roffe L, Schmidt K, Ernst E. Efficacy of coenzyme Q10 for improved tolerability of cancer treatments: a systematic review. J Clin Oncol. 2004 Nov 1;22(21):4418-24.

Solà I, Thompson E, Subirana M, López C, Pascual A. Non-invasive interventions for improving well-being and quality of life in patients with lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004 Oct 18;(4):CD004282.

Wild MR, Espie CA. The efficacy of hypnosis in the reduction of procedural pain and distress in pediatric oncology: a systematic review. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2004 Jun;25(3):207-13.


Ernst E, Schmidt K, Steuer-Vogt MK. Mistletoe for cancer? a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Int J Cancer. 2003 Nov 1;107(2):262-7.

Mundy EA, DuHamel KN, Montgomery GH. The efficacy of behavioral interventions for cancer treatment-related side effects. Semin Clin Neuropsychiatry. 2003 Oct;8(4):253-75.


Weiger W, Smith M, Boon H, Richardson M, Kaptchuk T, Eisenberg D. Advising patients who seek complementary and alternative medical therapies for cancer. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Dec 3;137(11):889-903.  


Redd WH, Montgomery GH, DuHamel KN. Behavioral intervention for cancer treatment side effects. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2001 June 6;93(11):810-23.


Cooke B, Ernst E. Aromatherapy: a systematic review. Br J Gen Pract. 2000 Jun;50(455):493-6. (39kb pdf)

Huntley A, Ernst E. Complementary and alternative therapies for treating multiple sclerosis symptoms: a systematic review. Complement Ther Med. 2000 Jun;8(2):97-105.

Jacobson JS, Workman SB, Kronenberg F. Research on complementary/alternative medicine for patients with breast cancer: a review of the biomedical literature. J Clin Oncol. 2000 Feb;18(3):668-83.

Pan CX, Morrison RS, Ness J, Fugh-Berman A, Leipzig RM. Complementary and alternative medicine in the management of pain, dyspnea, and nausea and vomiting near the end of life: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2000 Nov;20(5):374-87.

Last updated 22 September 2015