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Pharmacologic and Biologic Treatments

Prescription drugs, hormones, botanicals, herbal products, and other biologic interventions not yet accepted in mainstream medicine as cancer treatments.

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Specific Types of Pharmacologic Treatments

  • 714-X (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of 714-X as a treatment for people with cancer. Note: The information in this summary is no longer being updated and is provided for reference purposes only.
  • Antineoplastons (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about antineoplastons as a treatment for people with cancer.
  • Cancell/Cantron/Protocel (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of Cancell/Entelev as a treatment for people with cancer. Note: The information in this summary is no longer being updated and is provided for reference purposes only.
  • Cartilage (Bovine and Shark) (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of bovine and shark cartilage as a treatment for people with cancer. Note: The information in this summary is no longer being updated and is provided for reference purposes only.
  • High-Dose Vitamin C (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of high-dose vitamin C as a treatment for people with cancer.
  • Hydrazine Sulfate (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of hydrazine sulfate as a treatment for people with cancer. Note: The information in this summary is no longer being updated and is provided for reference purposes only.
  • Laetrile/Amygdalin (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of laetrile/amygdalin as a treatment for people with cancer.
  • Newcastle Disease Virus (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) as a treatment for people with cancer.

Botanicals/Herbal Products

  • Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of Cannabis and cannabinoids in the treatment of cancer-related side effects, such as nausea and vomiting.
  • Essiac/Flor Essence (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of Essiac/Flor Essence as a treatment for people with cancer. Note: The information in this summary is no longer being updated and is provided for reference purposes only.
  • Milk Thistle (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of milk thistle as a treatment for people with cancer.
  • Mistletoe Extracts (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of mistletoe extracts as a treatment for people with cancer.
  • PC-SPES (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of PC-SPES as a treatment for prostate cancer. Note: The information in this summary is no longer being updated and is provided for reference purposes only.
  • Selected Vegetables/Sun's Soup (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of selected vegetables/Sun's soup as a treatment for people with cancer. Note: The information in this summary is no longer being updated and is provided for reference purposes only.

Clinical Trials for CAM Pharmacologic and Biologic Treatments

Check for CAM pharmacologic and biologic treatment trials in the U.S. that are now enrolling participants. The list of trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria.