Journal of Research in Ayurvedic Sciences

Register      Login

VOLUME 1 , ISSUE 4 ( October-December, 2017 ) > List of Articles

SHORT COMMUNICATION

Comprehensive Integrated Format for Systematic Documentation of Cancer Management through Ayurveda Interventions

Manohar S Gundeti, Thrigulla Sakethram, Sneha S Marlewar, Laxman Bhurke, Amrish Dedge, Elavana Remya

Keywords : Cancer, Cancer case record format, National cancer institute best case series, Systematic documentation,Ayurveda

Citation Information : Gundeti MS, Sakethram T, Marlewar SS, Bhurke L, Dedge A, Remya E. Comprehensive Integrated Format for Systematic Documentation of Cancer Management through Ayurveda Interventions. J Res Ayurvedic Sci 2017; 1 (4):263-282.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10064-0027

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 00-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction: There is an upsurge in use of complementary alternative medicines including Ayurveda among cancer patients. A systematic review of published data has shown that evidence for effectiveness of Ayurveda as add-on to conventional cancer treatment is substantial in comparison to standalone. However, there is a need for robust documentation of the cancer case management involving Ayurvedic interventions. National Cancer Institute Best Case Series program aims at systematic documentation of management using unconventional therapies for cancer for identification of novel therapies. However, a comprehensive integrated case format needs to be evolved at this juncture. Aim: To develop comprehensively integrated case record format for systematic documentation of cancer management through Ayurveda interventions. Results: Raja Ramdeo Anandilal Podar Central Ayurveda Research Institute (RRAP-CARIC) under Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) has developed Cancer Case Record Format (CCRF), a comprehensive integrated format for systematic documentation including demography, definitive diagnosis, clinical examination, treatment and disease response, etc. of cancer patients after wide consultation process and pretesting on more than 500 cancer patients. Clinical significance: This may be well utilized as a tool for uniform documentation by students, scientists, researchers, and physicians.


PDF Share
  1. Ferlay, J.; Soerjomataram, I.; Ervik, M.; Dikshit, R.; Eser, S.; Mathers, C.; Rebelo, M.; Parkin, DM.; Forman, D.; Bray, F. GLOBOCAN 2012 v1.0, cancer incidence and mortality worldwide: IARC Cancer Base No.11. Lyon: International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2013. Available from: http://globocan.iarc.fr.
  2. Mallath MK, Taylor DG, Badwe RA, Rath GK, Shanta V, Pramesh CS, Digumarti R, Sebastian P, Borthakur BB, Kalwar A, et al. The growing burden of cancer in India: epidemiology and social context. Lancet Oncol 2014 May;15(6):e205-e212.
  3. Pramesh CS, Badwe RA, Borthakur BB, Chandra M, Raj EH, Kannan T, Kalwar A, Kapoor S, Malhotra H, Nayak S, et al. Delivery of affordable and equitable cancer care in India. Lancet Oncol 2014 May;15(6):e223-e233.
  4. Pal SK. Use of alternative cancer medicine in India. Lancet Oncol 2002 Jul;3(7):394-395.
  5. Horneber M, Bueschel G, Dennert G, Less D, Ritter E, Zwahlen M. How many cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine: a systematic review and metaanalysis. Integr Cancer Ther 2012 Sep;11(3):187-203.
  6. Gundeti MS, Srikanth N, Dedge A, Khanduri S, Dave P, Tripathi AK, Sakethram T, Govind Reddy R. Ayurveda and plant-based interventions for cancer management: a systematic review. J Drug Res Ayurvedic Sci 2017 Apr-Jun;2(2):74-90.
  7. National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis. NCI best case series protocol. Bethesda (MD): NCI; 2013. [cited 2018 Jan 31]. Available from: https://cam.cancer. gov/indentifying_novel_cam_therapies/best_case_protocol. htm.
  8. Olaku O, Zia F, Santana JM, White JD. The National Cancer Institute best case series program: a summary of cases of cancer patients treated with unconventional therapies in India. Integr Cancer Ther 2013 Sep;12(5):385-392.
PDF Share