Researchers of Traditional, Complementary, Alternative, & Integrative Medicine and Health

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Interaction of a Standardized Mistletoe (Viscum album) Preparation with Antitumor Effects of Trastuzumab in Vitro

Besides conventional anticancer therapy many breast cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) like the medicinal herb mistletoe (Viscum album L.). To gain more knowledge about possible herb-drug interactions between CAM and conventional anticancer medications, in the present in vitro study we investigated the effect of a standardized mistletoe preparation on the action of Trastuzumab, a drug used for the treatment of Her-2 positive breast cancer. Read more here.