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Patients are talking about ... Iscador (mistletoe).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12690624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mistletoe generally is categorized as American mistletoe or European mistletoe. Despite its well-known potential for toxicity, mistletoe continues to be used as an herbal remedy and recently has received a great deal of media attention. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration classified mistletoe as a food additive that cannot be marketed unless proven safe for consumption (DerMarderosian, 1992). Several components of the plant have been found to possess antineoplastic activity and warrant further investigation for their clinical potential. At this time, however, mistletoe as a single-agent therapy has not been scientifically validated in the treatment of breast cancer.
G Decker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical journal of oncology nursing     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1092-1095     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin J Oncol Nurs     Publication Date:    2001 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-14     Completed Date:  2003-04-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705336     Medline TA:  Clin J Oncol Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-4     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / economics,  immunology,  therapeutic use*
Breast Neoplasms / drug therapy
Phoradendron / chemistry
Phytotherapy / economics,  methods*
Plant Extracts / economics,  immunology,  therapeutic use*
Plant Proteins / economics,  immunology,  therapeutic use*
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration
Viscum album / chemistry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents; 0/Plant Extracts; 0/Plant Proteins; 0/viscum album peptide

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