The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Antioxidants are safe during external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer

    A study presented recently during the Society of Integrative Oncology’s Third International Conference in Boston showed that taking antioxidant supplements during external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer has no effect on PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels.

    The antioxidants included green tea extract, melatonin, high-potency multivitamins, vitamin C and vitamin E.

    The results are significant because of the widespread use of supplements among men with prostate cancer. Several years ago, a survey of more than 15,000 men with prostate cancer reported that 44% used a multivitamin, 35% used vitamin C or E, and 10% to 15% used antioxidant mixtures or single supplements of vitamins A and D, zinc, or beta-carotene at least three times per week.

    11/14/06 16:23 JR

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