This book provides a holistic view of natural products and remedies that have been used to treat cancer. The editors aim to educate readers about the importance of the translational role of natural products in cancer treatment by compiling 14 chapters. The book emphasizes an integrative approach to the topic by blending traditional knowledge that supports alternative therapies with the science of phytochemicals and drug discovery technologies as a means to manage the disease.
Key topics include alternative therapies (such as aromatherapy and immune boosting herbal medications), cytotoxic and anti-cancer phytochemicals, drug delivery and discovery technologies (including high-throughput screening) and some drug targets of interest for cancer treatment (such as topoisomerases and caspases). Readers will be able to learn about natural sources of ant-cancer compounds, and the methods used by research and development experts in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries to isolate and formulate these compounds.
This book will be a handy resource for a wide range of readers. This includes researchers, traditional medical practitioners, PG students, Ph.D. scholars and general readers to understand the role of natural products in cancer treatment.
⚬ Explains the importance of alternative therapies in the management of cancer.
⚬ Emphasizes the ethnopharmacological approaches to cancer.
⚬ Explores natural anticancer drug libraries.
⚬ Discusses the role of modern cancer targets and the importance of in-silico tools in anticancer drug discovery.
⚬ Addresses modern drug discovery tools and drug delivery technologies concerning their applications in cancer treatment.
⚬ Includes references for further reading.
Researchers in pharmacology and natural product chemistry; clinicians in oncology and chemotherapy. General readers interested in anti-cancer medicine.