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Lead Compounds from Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Cancer

Lead Compounds from Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Cancer is the first volume in the series, Pharmaceutical Leads from Medicinal Plants. The plant species described in this reference have been carefully selected based on pharmacological evidence and represent today’s most promising sources of natural products for the discovery of anti-cancer drugs. Containing references to primary source material, over a hundred botanical illustrations, a table of chemical structures and much more, this book is an essential starting point for cancer researchers and those involved in anti-cancer drug discovery helping you identify the best novel lead molecules for further anti-cancer drug development.

Audience

Cancer researchers and pharmaceutical scientists involved in anticancer drug discovery in both industry and academic settings

Hardbound, 432 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-398371-8

Reviews

  • "Wiart, an ethnopharmacologist at the U. of Nottingham, UK, itemizes medical plants from Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Africa that have lead compounds with the potential to treat cancer, including alkaloids, terpenes, and phenolics."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013


Contents

  • Preface
    Foreword by Gordon Cragg
    Foreword by David Newman
    Chapter 1: Alkaloids
    Chapter 2: Terpenes
    Chapter 3: Phenolics
    Index of Natural Products
    Index of Pharmacological Terms
    Index of Plants

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