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题为“The National Cancer Institute’s Conference on Acupuncture for Symptom Management in Oncology: State of the Science, Evidence, and Research Gaps“(《美国国家癌症研究院召开的针灸治疗癌症症候专题会议共识:针灸的科学机制、临床研究证据以及进一步研究的展望》)的白皮书于本月在著名的《国家癌症研究院杂志》网上先期发表。


该专题会议是由美国国家癌症研究院替代医学办公室主管针灸的Farah Zia医生和Oluwadamilola Olaku医生等联合召集,于2016年6月16-17日在位于首都华盛顿近郊的国家卫生研究院会议中心召开的。会议邀请了美国、欧洲和中国的19位针灸与癌症临床与基础研究、方法学研究等方面的专家(强大阵容请看作者名单)探讨了针灸治疗多种癌症症候的临床研究现状、潜在机理以及研究方法学的正面与反面教训,以及研究的薄弱环节等诸多方面。全美中医药学会ATCMA副会长樊蓥博士也是上述与会作报告的学者之一。参与此项工作的还有我们群里比较熟悉的知名专家如劳力行博士和陆卫东博士等。其后召开了白皮书撰写会议。本次白皮书是经过1年多的撰写与修改才正式发表的,旨在“推动针灸研究向临床应用转化”,用简单明了的话来讲,就是意在以循证医学的证据、生物医学的语言向肿瘤科医生普及针灸治疗癌症相关症候的知识、促使针灸普遍应用于癌症治疗的临床,推动在各大医院建立肿瘤针灸科室、在院外建立针灸辅助治疗癌症的专科诊所。这是国家癌症研究院以一种特殊的形式推介针灸。

A meeting for drafting the White Paper on NCI consensus conference of Acupuncture & Cancer Symptom Management. From left to right: Helene Langevin, Weidong Lu, Libin Jia,Farah Zia,Oluwadamilola Olaku, Richard Niemzow, Claudia Witt, Jun Mao, Gary Deng, Shelly Wang, Ting Bao, Ann Berger, Lixing Lao. Some attendees not present in this photo. Photo provided by Arthur Yin Fan.




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Last Updated: 06/15/16
NIH-NCI/OCCAM Conferences 2016

Acupuncture For Cancer Symptom Management

June 16-17, 2016

Meeting Chairs: Farah Zia, MD
Oluwadamilola Olaku, MD, MPH, MRCOG


The Acupuncture for Cancer Symptom Management Conference is a seminal meeting that builds on two previous events.

In November 1997 The NIH office of Disease Prevention conducted a Consensus Development Conference focusing on acupuncture. The objective of the conference was to provide health care providers, patients, and the general public with a responsible assessment of the use and effectiveness of acupuncture for a variety of conditions.

Some of the conclusions of the conference stated that acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention is widely practiced in the United States. While there have been many studies of its potential usefulness, the results have been equivocal, due to design, sample size, and other factors. The issues are further complicated by inherent difficulties in the use of appropriate controls, such as placebos and sham acupuncture groups. However, some promising results have emerged from the many clinical trials. For example, efficacy of acupuncture has been demonstrated in the adult postoperative patient, chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting, and in postoperative dental pain.

In November 2007, the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) hosted an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the landmark NIH Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture. More than 300 acupuncture researchers, practitioners, students, funding agency personnel and health policy analysts from 20 countries attended. The SAR meeting was held at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. The implicit goal of the conference was to foster closer ties among investigators active in this expanding field of research.

In building on the foundation laid by the 1997 Consensus Development Conference and the 2007 SAR conference, the objectives of NCI OCCAM’s 2016 Acupuncture for Cancer Symptom Management Conference are:

  1. To determine the current evidence of acupuncture in the management of cancer patients
  2. To determine the symptom(s) with the best evidence of response to acupuncture treatment
  3. To determine the cost effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in the management of cancer patients

We aim to assess the current state of the science of acupuncture for cancer symptom management, determine the current gaps in research, and discuss ways to move research forward on a strong scientific foundation.

View the workshop agenda

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