SCCA’s Dr. V.K. Gadi on Alternative Breast Cancer Therapies

SCCA’s Dr. V.K. Gadi on Alternative Breast Cancer Therapies


– So alternative therapies are things that we don’t think about in
conventional medicine in the sense that we created a drug. We tested it in patients. Oftentimes these are things
that are found in nature, or have been practiced for
centuries or even millennia. To rigorously test
those in clinical trials has been challenging, but more recently we’ve been able to do that. And I’ll give you one perfect example. We’ve known for years that women
on anti-estrogen treatments struggle greatly with many side effects, particularly muscle and joint pain. We know also that things like acupuncture historically have helped with that. We did a wonderful clinical
trial, carefully executed where some patients got real acupuncture. Some patients got fake acupuncture. And some patients essentially
got, there there now, you’ll-be-fine type of advice. And at the end of the day
in that clinical trial, the patients that got the real acupuncture had meaningful improvements in their pain and were able potentially
to stay on trial, on their treatments for
longer periods of time. That’s a real success, using
modern testing technology with an old tool, and
showing that it can also be of value in a modern
breast cancer population.

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