Oncology

Last update: 23.06.2023

In every stage of cancer, a variety of therapy or disease associated symptoms can occur, such as cancer fatigue and chemotherapy side effects, which can be effectively improved with anthroposophic medications and symptom-specific interdisciplinary treatment concepts.

Here we offer practical recommendations for medication and therapy.

It is important to ask how patients can become active co-creators on their path to healing. Meeting them on equal terms enables us to find appropriate forms of treatment for each individual disease situation.

 

 

 

Research news

Mistletoe therapy in addition to standard immunotherapy in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer indicates improved survival rates 
Immunotherapy with PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors has significantly improved the survival rates of patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Results of a real-world data study (RWD) investigating the addition of Viscum album L. (VA) to chemotherapy have shown an association with improved survival in patients with NSCLC - regardless of age, degree of metastasis, performance status, lifestyle or oncological treatment. The mechanisms may include synergistic modulations of the immune response by PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors and VA. However, the results should be taken with caution due to the observational and non-randomised study design. The study has been published open access in Cancers
https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers16081609.


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