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Acupuncture (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (03 / 29 / 2013)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

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Editorial changes were made to this section.

Human/Clinical Studies

Added text about a follow-up study of 302 breast cancer patients that randomly assigned patients to a 6-week course of either daily acupuncture or usual care enhanced by educational booklets on managing fatigue (cited Molassiotis et al. as reference 55).

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

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