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  • Posted: 12/24/2013
NCI Cancer Center News

Breast cancer patients experience fewer side effects from anticancer drug when receiving acupuncture

A new analysis by researchers from the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center has found that both real and sham acupuncture treatments may help alleviate side effects of drugs commonly used to treat breast cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help clinicians improve care for cancer patients. The results also raise the question of whether sham acupuncture is truly inert or may, like real acupuncture, have beneficial effects.

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