Open Access Research Article

Cancer Niche as a Garbage Disposal Machine: Implications of TCM-Mediated Balance of Body- Disease for Treatment of Cancer

Shengwen Calvin Li1*, Jane Luo3 and Katherine L Lee2

1 Department of Neurology, University of California-Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine; Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), CHOC Children’s Research Institute, Neuro-Oncology and Stem Cell Research Laboratory (NSCL), USA

2University of California-Irvine School of Social Ecology, Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, USA

3AB Sciex, Inc., Danaher Corporation, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: May 01, 2019;  Published Date: June 11, 2019


Cancer epidemic led to worldwide to search for a new “game changer” concept to govern cancer research and cancer treatment. Western medicine-based cancer research has been extending the impasse without resolution in sigh for improving survival of patients with solid malignant tumors in the last four decades due to heterogeneity in cancer tissues. Such a deadlock charts a course to learn lessons from the developing countries, directly or indirectly to complement the exhausted Western medicine. We propose a new concept of “Cancer niche as a garbage disposal machine” with implications of traditional Chinese medicine-mediated restoration of normal balance between body and disease to bring the fight against cancer under control.

Keywords: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); Cancer niche as garbage disposal machine; Cancer metabolism

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