[Treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer with chemotherapy and Sansheng Huatan Decoction]

Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2004 Mar;2(2):103-5. doi: 10.3736/jcim20040208.
[Article in Chinese]


Objective: To observe the clinical effect of Chinese medicine Sansheng Huatan Decoction combined with chemotherapy in treating advanced primary non-small-cell lung cancer and to evaluated the effect of Sansheng Huatan Decoction increasing clinical effect and decreasing toxicity in chemotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer.

Methods: One hundred and sixty patients of advanced primary non-small-cell lung cancer proved by pathological examination were randomized into two groups. The treatment group was treated with Sansheng Huatan Decoction and chemotherapy, and the control group was treated only with chemotherapy. The clinic effect, life quality, natural killer (NK) activities, liver and kidney functions, and blood routine test of the 2 groups were evaluated.

Results: The clinical effective rates of the treatment and control groups were 56.7% and 48.2% respectively, and there was no statistic significance (P>0.10). The life quality, NK activities and blood routine test of the treatment group were better than those of the control group.

Conclusion: Sansheng Huatan Decoction combined with chemotherapy is a better treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer as compared with chemotherapy.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • English Abstract
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Body Weight
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / drug therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney / drug effects
  • Kidney / physiopathology
  • Liver / drug effects
  • Liver / physiopathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Male
  • Medicine, Chinese Traditional*
  • Middle Aged
  • Quality of Life