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Herbal Medicine: A Cancer Chemopreventive and Therapeutic Perspective

Rajesh Arora (Editor)

Contents: SECTION ONE: Herbal Medicine and Oncology; 1. Herbal Drugs for Oncology: Current Status and Future Directions in Cancer Chemoprevention; 2. Role of Phytochemicals in Cancer Chemoprevention; 3. Harnessing Medicinal Plants for Cancer Chemoprevention; 4. Botanicals Used in the Unani System of Medicine for Cancer Chemoprevention and Therapy; 5. Complementary Antitumor Properties of a Calendula Extract: Cytotoxic and Immunomodulatory Activity; 6. Protective Effect of Citrus aurantium and Crataegus microphylla Extracts against Cyclophosphamide-induced Genotoxicity; SECTION TWO: Phytodietary Compounds; 7. Nutritional Interactions for Cancer Prevention; 8. Chemotherapeutic and Chemopreventive Effects of Dietary Compounds and Breast Cancer; 9. Cancer Chemoprevention and Lifestyle Factors: An Overview of Epidemiology and Biological Mechanisms; 10. Role of Curcuma longa in Cancer Therapy and Chemoprevention; 11. Colon Carcinogenesis Prevention by Natural Products; 12. Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Oral Cancer: A Meta-analysis; 13. Antioxidant and Anticancer Activity of Tea Catechins: Potential for Development as Therapeutics; 14. Annatto: A Natural and Healthy Food Colorant for Prevention of Mutation-related Diseases; SECTION THREE: Plant-derived Bioactive Individual/Pure Compounds; 15. Resveratrol: A Novel Chemopreventive Agent for Prostate Cancer; 16. Resveratrol and Chemoprevention of Gliomas; 17. Isoflavones in Breast Cancer Chemoprevention; 17. Isoflavones in Breast Cancer Chemoprevention; 18. Apigenin in Health and Disease with Special Reference to Cancer Chemoprevention; 19. Prevention and Therapeutic Effects of Naturally occurring Isothiocyanates in Cancer; 20. Anticancer Properties of Phytosterols; 21. Anticancer Alkaloids of Catharanthus roseus; Transition from Tradition to Modern Medicine; SECTION FOUR: The Chemoradiotherapy Interface; 22. Effects of Natural Polyphenols on Chemoradiotherapy in Cancer; 23. Concurrent Paclitaxel and Radiotherapy Lung Cancer as a Model for Successful Implementation; 24. Polysaccharide from Panax ginseng as a New Adjuvant of Radio/Chemotherapy; SECTION FIVE: Can Herbal Medicine Improve the Outcome of Radiotherapy?; 25. Plant Products in Modification of Cellular Damage by Radiation: Implications in Cancer Radiotherapy; 26. Radioprotective Effects of Flaxseed Oil; 27. Radioprotective Effects of Aegle marmelos (Bael): Evidence from Preclinical Studies; 28. Radioprotective Role of Beta-carotene with Special Reference to Amaranthus; 29. Chemoprevention, Radiotherapy and Radioprotection by Tocotrienols from Palm Oil Extracts and Flavonoids isolated from Ocimum sanctum (Tulasi); SECTION SIX: Can Herbal Medicine Prevent Radiation-induced Cancers?; 30. Antioxidants: A New Approach to Tackle Radiation-induced Cancer; 31. Chemoprevention of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer; 32. Ultraviolet Radiation-induced Skin Damage and Carcinogenesis: Preclinical Efficacy of Camellia sinensis (Tea); SECTION SEVEN: New Vistas in Cancer Chemoprevention and Therapy; 33. Molecular Mechanisms and Interactions Responsible for Radio- and Chemoresistance in Tumors and their Modulation by Natural Products from Ayurveda; 34. Prevention and Management of Prostate Cancer: Mechanistic Insights based on In vitro Studies using Herbal Formulation; 35. Mechanisms of the Anticancer Activities of the Dietary Polyphenol, Quercetin; 36. Radiosensitization of Cancer Cells by Herbal Compounds: Soy Isoflavones Inhibit Cell Survival Pathways Activated by Radiation; 37. Dietary Modulation of Molecular Pathways of Cancer; 38. Ayurvedic Rasayana Drug Triphala as a Novel Anticancer, Chemopreventive and Radioprotective Agent: Mechanistic Insights; 39. Antioxidant, Anticancer, Cytoprotective and Radioprotective Properties of Podophyllum.

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About the author

Rajesh Arora

Rajesh Arora is a senior scientist with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India. New Delhi. His contributions in the novel drug design and development, particularly radiation countermeasure agents of natural origin and augmentation of medicinally useful secondary metabolites using biotechnological interventions have been widely recognized.

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Title Herbal Medicine: A Cancer Chemopreventive and Therapeutic Perspective
Author Rajesh Arora
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.12.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788184488418
length xxvii+634p., 11 Pages of Plates; Tables; Figures; Colour; Illustrations; Index; 29cm.