Cancer Preventive and Therapeutic Compounds: Gift From Mother Nature


Sahdeo Prasad, Amit Kumar Tyagi

DOI: 10.2174/97816810849161170101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-491-6, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68108-492-3

Indexed in: EBSCO.

Cancer is a major cause of deaths all around the globe. Although numerous anticancer drugs are available, most of them are expensive a...[view complete introduction]
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Boswellic Acids as Potential Cancer Therapeutics

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Manjeet Kumar, Arvind Kumar, Omkar P. Dhamale and Bhahwal Ali Shah


Cancer is the second leading cause of deaths worldwide, while it finds the top spot in diseases which still are not 100% curable. In the past few decades, a great deal of progress has been made in discovering new chemical entities, which enables us to understand the cause of cancer at cellular and molecular levels. In this regard, one of the naturally occurring triterpenoid class of compounds known as boswellic acids (BAs), have shown great potential for the development of new anticancer drugs. The interest in these type of triterpenoids has augmented since molecules such as NVX-207 and CDDO-Me have reached clinical trials. The alcoholic extract of the gum has also undergone clinical trials for the treatment of endotoxin induced hepatitis. Recently, the use of boswellic acid as well as its semi synthetic derivatives to treat cancer had been considered as an emerging concept in oncology as these have garnered considerable attention as a chemo-preventive and therapeutic agent in cancer.

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