Lead Compounds from Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Cancer


  • Christophe Wiart, Pharm.D, Ph.D, Ethnopharmacologist and Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus

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


Book information

  • Published: October 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-398371-8


"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

Table of Contents

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