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Personalised medicine in nasopharyngeal cancer

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The main principle of traditional Chinese medicine—which began more than 4000 years ago and is summarised in The Yellow Emperor's Canon of Medicine—is the notion of syndrome differentiation and treatment. This notion aims to analyse, induce, synthesise, judge, and summarise the clinical data of symptoms and signs collected with four diagnostic methods (inspection, listening and smelling, inquiry, and pulse reading and palpation) into a diagnosis of one syndrome. Therapeutic strategies are then decided according to the result of syndrome differentiation. Thus, although people living hundreds or thousands of years ago did not have access to next-generation sequencers, they were nevertheless very astute observers of nature and human beings.

UOW Authors


  •   Toh, Han (external author)
  •   Ha, Tam
  •   Wee, Joseph Tien Seng (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Toh, H. C., Ha, T. C. & Wee, J. (2012). Personalised medicine in nasopharyngeal cancer. The Lancet Oncology, 13 (6), 568-569.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84861577316

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 568

End Page


  • 569

Volume


  • 13

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The main principle of traditional Chinese medicine—which began more than 4000 years ago and is summarised in The Yellow Emperor's Canon of Medicine—is the notion of syndrome differentiation and treatment. This notion aims to analyse, induce, synthesise, judge, and summarise the clinical data of symptoms and signs collected with four diagnostic methods (inspection, listening and smelling, inquiry, and pulse reading and palpation) into a diagnosis of one syndrome. Therapeutic strategies are then decided according to the result of syndrome differentiation. Thus, although people living hundreds or thousands of years ago did not have access to next-generation sequencers, they were nevertheless very astute observers of nature and human beings.

UOW Authors


  •   Toh, Han (external author)
  •   Ha, Tam
  •   Wee, Joseph Tien Seng (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Toh, H. C., Ha, T. C. & Wee, J. (2012). Personalised medicine in nasopharyngeal cancer. The Lancet Oncology, 13 (6), 568-569.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84861577316

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 568

End Page


  • 569

Volume


  • 13

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom