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Sak, K. (2012) Chemotherapy and Dietary Phytochemical Agents. Chemotherapy Research and Practice, 2012, Article ID: 282570.
https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/282570

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  • TITLE: Naturally Derived Formulations and Prospects towards Cancer

    AUTHORS: Neha Masarkar, Sukhes Mukherjee, Sudhir K. Goel, Rajeev Nema

    KEYWORDS: Bio-Active Principles, Cancer, Chemotherapy, Phytochemicals, Secondary Metabolites

    JOURNAL NAME: Health, Vol.11 No.7, July 30, 2019

    ABSTRACT: Traditional Medicine (TM) and their secondary metabolites are being increasingly recognized as useful complementary treatments toward the cancer. A large number of clinical studies have reported and proven concern of cancer patients. Here we have also reported recent studies on the biochemical and cellular mechanisms of Traditional Medicine (TM). Nowadays, Chemotherapy and surgery are standard methods for treatment of cancer, but still it’s not been fully successful. Some progress has been made in cancer diagnosis and treatment, but high incidence rate of cancer and low survival rate of patient are still being reported worldwide. Since ancient times, a number of traditional medicines known as Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Iranian, Chinese, Korean, acupuncture, Muti, Ifa, and African medicine are widely used for therapeutic purposes and are becoming popular as Traditional Medicine (TM). It has been reported that plants synthesize plethora of “secondary metabolites” or “phytochemicals”, proven to possess anti-mutagenic and anti-cancer properties in many research studies. There are many possibilities for further organized research for screening of medicinal plants for their potential and efficacy against chronic diseases such as a cancer and other inflammatory diseases. Therefore, researcher’s interest should be in identification and standardization of new anti-cancer drug with low side effects and greater efficacy, that is easily acceptable in medical community and which may overcome the challenges in present and future cancer therapy. This review explores therapeutic value of certain bio-active principals of plant which could serve as potential pharmacologically active drug for treatment of cancer in future.