The Integrative Therapies Program has launched a number of studies to determine the efficacy of certain complementary modalities such as the use of milk thistle (a non-toxic herb) to help heal liver toxicity associated with chemotherapy, the role of antioxidants in combination with chemotherapy, and the effect of aromatherapy in relieving anxiety and nausea in patients undergoing bone marrow transplant.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information.
Last date updated on September, 2014