Natural Products as Anticancer Agents

Natural Products as Anticancer Agents

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Authors: Bimal Krishna Banik, Aparna Das
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323997102

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Natural Products as Anticancer Agents introduces the difference types of natural products that have been used for cancer treatment. The increase in the incidence of various types of cancer means there continues to be a need for new anticancer drugs and, while natural products have been used for centuries to treat diseases, in recent years there has been a dynamic increase in the number of newly discovered natural compounds. Divided into four parts, covering anticancer agents derived from terrestrial plants, anticancer agents derived from the marine environment and anticancer agents derived from microorganisms, as well as evaluation of new anticancer agents, each part includes discussion of the properties, synthesis/extraction, storage, mechanism of action, and usage of the molecules. Discussion of the future prospects in anticancer natural products including several new trends and an indication of where research in this area is likely to go in the future is also included.

Key Features

  • Assists in the identification of risk factors associated with the drug development process
  • Includes process diagrams detailing the procedure for the isolation and purification of molecules
  • Covers cost-effective green approaches in the development of anticancer drugs


Natural products chemists, medicinal chemists, biologists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, biotechnologists; Medical professionals, plant scientists, ecologists, and engineers

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Anticancer Agents Derived from Terrestrial Plants
    1. Anticancer Activity of Natural Compounds from leaves of the plants
    2. Anticancer Activity of Natural Compounds from stems/barks of the plants
    3. Anticancer Activity of Natural Compounds from roots of the plants
    4. Anticancer Activity of Natural Compounds from fruits and vegetables

    Part 2: Anticancer Agents Derived from Marine environment
    5. Anticancer Activity of Natural Compounds from Marine animals
    6. Anticancer Activity of Natural Compounds from Marine plants

    Part 3: Anticancer Agents Derived from Microorganisms
    7. Anticancer Activity of Natural Compounds from Bacteria
    8. Anticancer Activity of Natural Compounds from Fungi

    Part 4: Evaluation of New Anticancer Agents
    9. Anticancer drugs from Hormones and vitamins
    10. Future Prospect in Anticancer natural products

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323997102

About the Authors

Bimal Krishna Banik

Bimal Krishna Banik conducted postdoctoral research at Case Western Reserve University and Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a FRSC and CChem of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK and a Fellow of the Indian Chemical Society.  Professor Banik has conducted chemistry and chemical biology research on diverse cancers; antibiotics; hormones; and green chemistry. As the Principal Investigator, he has been awarded $7.25 million grants from US NIH and US NCI. He has 372 publications along with 485 presentation abstracts and 6500 citations. He has presided 20 symposiums at the American Chemical Society National Meetings and over 2 dozen conferences at the National and International level, including 1 at the Nobel Prize celebration in Germany. He is a reviewer of 93, editorial board member of 28, editor-in-chief of 14, founder of 4, associate editor of 4 and guest editor of 6 journals. Professor Banik has served as the chair of the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center’s drug discovery symposiums and directed their analytical chemistry laboratory and has been selected for the Indian Chemical Society’s Life-Time Achievement Award;  Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Honor Medal from the UK Parliament; US National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Best Advisor Award for students; Professor P. K. Bose Endowment Medal; Dr. M. N. Ghosh Gold Medal; University of Texas Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award; 5 top-cited papers Awards by Elsevier Journals; approximately 50 certificates of excellences in his profession; Indian Association Community Service Award; ACS Member Service Award; US National Cancer Institute  Webpage recognition; Best Researcher and Mentor Awards by the UTPA; Burdwan University Eminent Alumnus recognition; UTPA’s Award for Excellence in International Studies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Aparna Das

Aparna Das obtained her PhD degree in Material science/nanophysics from Joseph Fourier University based upon the work on “Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Opto-chemical Sensor Application” at French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France. Her postdoctoral experiences include working as a research scientist at the California Nano Systems Institute and Electric Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA, and as an experienced researcher at the Nanowiring-Marie Curie Initial Training Network, Georg August Universität Göttingen, Germany. Dr Das’s research interests include Computer-assisted Physico-chemical methods, quantum mechanical calculations, interdisciplinary science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) for drug development, computer-aided drug design, microwave applications, photochemical reactions, III-Nitride based chemical sensors, solar cells, optoelectronic devices, synthesis of thin layers and nanostructures including Quantum wells, quantum dots, and nanowires. She is the author of two books and received the young women researcher award, European microscopy society (EMS) outstanding paper awards, and several international fellowships such as the Marie-Curie fellowship, CEA-CNRS research fellowship, and Brain Korea 21 fellowship.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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