There is a long tradition, going back to the fourth century BC, of using mistletoe as a remedy. This evergreen plant has been used over the ages for menstruation complaints, epilepsy, ulcers, cardiac insufficiency, hypertension and oedema (Ramm 2015).
Based on research by Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925), the founder of anthroposophy, the white-berried mistletoe (Viscum album L.) was first specifically used in cancer therapy at the beginning of the 20th century.
Below you will find articles, videos, and other resources regarding the use of mistletoe in treating cancer.
DisclaimerNone of the information provided on Mistletoe should be interpreted as an endorsement or position of PAAM to use Mistletoe in the clinical setting. These materials are for research and educational purposes only. Mistletoe is not FDA approved for treatment of cancer or any disease. It is the sole responsibility of clinicians to offer this supplement in their practice. PAAM does not recommend mistletoe as a replacement for treatments prescribed by trained and board certified oncologists. Only licensed clinicians can prescribe mistletoe. They should be fully trained in its adjuvant or supplemental use and potential side effects, drug interactions, contraindications and appropriate indications.
→ Trial at Johns Hopkins
→ Mistletoe Therapy and Cancer - An Overview
→ Are mistletoe extract injections the next big thing in cancer therapy?
→ Mistletoe: From Basic Research to Clinical Outcomes in Cancer and Other Indications
→ Survival of cancer patients treated with mistletoe extract (Iscador): a systematic literature review
→ Scientific Information and Study Results Review (ISCADOR)
→ Preclinical and Clinical Effects of Mistletoe against Breast Cancer
→ Overall survival of stage IV non-small cell lung cancer patients treated with Viscum album
→ Safety of higher dosages of Viscum album L. in animals and humans
→ Safety of Intravenous Applications of Mistletoe
→ Adverse Drug Reactions and Expected Effects to Therapy with Subcutaneous Mistletoe Extracts (Viscum album L.) in Cancer
→ Use and Safety of Intratumoral Application of European Mistletoe
→ Safety of intravenously applied mistletoe extract – results from a phase I dose escalation study in patients with advanced cancer
→ Complementary Treatment with Mistletoe Extracts During Chemotherapy
→ Intravenous Mistletoe Treatment in Integrative Cancer Care: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Procedures, Concepts and Observations of Expert Doctors
The button below is password-protected, and is meant for for MDs, DOs, NDs, NPs, and PAs only. Please click the “Request Password” button to reach out to the PAAM administrator at the PAAM website to get the password.