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Herbal Therapy for Cancer

Atiya Khanum (Editor) Irfan Ali Khan (Author)
Synopsis Cancer, a dreadful disease, is the second common cause of death in the developed countries. According to WHO, out of an estimated total of 50 million deaths annually in the world, more than 5 million are attributed to cancer and the number of deaths from cancer throughout the world is increasing. Today medicine has its roots in to natural plant products. Most of the drugs in plants accumulated in several years and sometimes, the required plants may not be available or is inadequate, but the production of the formulation will be required to meet the demand. In this context, it is note worthy that the international market, for herbal products is estimated at U.S. dollars 62 billion and as per WHO projections it is expected to rise to U.S. dollars 5 trillion by 2050 A.D. Cancer is, thus, regarded as an emerging health problem in India.
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About the authors

Atiya Khanum

Dr. Atiya Khanum obtained her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Botany from the Osmania University, Hyderabad. Dr. Khanum has worked on the ecology of two lakes of Hyderabad with special reference eto Planktonic and Mat-forming algal communities. She is Associate Professor and Head of the P.G. Department of Botany. Nawab Shah Alam Khan Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Research (Affiiated to the Osmania University), Anwarul Uloom College Campus, Mallepally, Hyderabad. She teaches Ecology, Environmental Biology and Phytogeography to the Post Graduate students at this center. She has published 34 research articles in reputed journals. Dr. Khanum has also co-authored three text books and co-edited nineteen reference books with her husband, Dr. Irfan Ali Khan.

Irfan Ali Khan

Dr. Irfan Ali Khan obtained his M.Sc. from the Alilgarh Muslim University and Ph.D. in Botany from the Osmania University, Hyderabad, specializing in Genetics and Plant Breeding Dr.Khan is the Director of Nawab Shah Alam Khan Centre for Post graduate Studies and Research (Affiliated to the Osmania University), Anwarul Uloom College Campus, Mallepally, Hyderabad. He teaches Post Graduate students and guides research scholars at this center. He has publsiehd 135 research papers in the reputed National and International Journals and is now panel of experts on mungbean for all countries of the South-East Asia and the Middle East. His name has been included in the Directory of contribution of Muslim Plant Scientists in India. Dr. Khan has been the editor of "frontiers in Plant Science", has edited twenty six reference books and has co-authored three text books with his wife, Dr. Atiya Khanum. He is a Fellow of the Indian Society of Genetics (F.I.s.G.).

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Title Herbal Therapy for Cancer
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.12.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Ukaaz Publications
Language: English
isbn 8188279544, 9788188279548
length viii+416p., Tables; Figures; References; 22cm.