Treatment: Chemotherapy: Treatment with oral or injected medications
used to kill cancer cells.
Treatment: Radiotherapy: The use of ionizing radiation to treat cancer.
Treatment: Surgery: Any operation that requires surgical removal of
Treatment: Other: Other treatment types or drug classifications that
are not listed in the treatment options above.
Antiemetics: Trials investigating the outcomes from the use of antiemetics.
Complementary: Complementary therapies complement conventional medical
treatment. Complementary medicines can include herbal, vitamin, mineral, homoeopathic,
nutritional and other supplements. Therapies include herbal medicine, Chinese medicine,
chiropractic, naturopathy, osteopathy, acupuncture, homoeopathy, reflexology, aromatherapy,
Alexander technique, Bach and other flower remedies, massage, hypnotherapy, shiatsu,
ayurvedic medicine, nutritional medicine, yoga, anthroposophical medicine, spiritual
healing, iridology, kinesiology, meditation and others.
Palliative care: Interventions used to control symptoms and improve
quality of life.
Prevention/Screening: A test or treatment used to prevent cancer from
developing or from progressing to cause symptoms or death. This might include a
screening test, for example mammograms to prevent death from breast cancer.
Psychosocial: Interventions or techniques that involve counseling,
training, communication or educational based programs.
Lifestyle: Trials investigating the outcomes from lifestyle changes.
Lifestyle changes include exercise (physiotherapy, aerobic interval training, weight
training) and diet (any dietary intervention).
Rehabilitation: An intervention to restore or improve physical abilities
lost from cancer.
Diagnosis: Interventions or techniques aimed at identifying a disease
or health condition.