Evidence-based Anticancer Materia Medica

  • William C.S. Cho
Part of the Evidence-based Anticancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine book series (ACAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Addanki P. Kumar, Heather Graham, Craig Robson, Karthik Garapati, Rita Ghosh
    Pages 1-36
  3. Hongchi Jiang, Lianxin Liu, Tongsen Zheng, Dalong Yin
    Pages 37-64
  4. K. Simon Yeung, Jyothirmai Gubili, Barrie R. Cassileth
    Pages 65-84
  5. Faqing Tang, Wenhua Mei, Daofa Tian, Damao Huang
    Pages 111-130
  6. Po-Cheng Lin, Tzyy-Wen Chiou, Horng-Jyh Harn
    Pages 131-153
  7. Anna Herman-Antosiewicz, Anna Kawiak, Jędrzej Antosiewicz
    Pages 193-223
  8. Stanislava Stošić-Grujičić, Sanja Mijatović, Danijela Maksimović-Ivanić
    Pages 265-302
  9. Jiao Shen, Jia-fei Yao, Mamoru Tanida, Yuko Horii, Katsuya Nagai
    Pages 303-317
  10. Seung J. Baek, Nichelle C. Whitlock
    Pages 319-347
  11. Masahiro Kizaki, Morihiko Sagawa
    Pages 375-388
  12. Paulus S. Wang, Jiun-Yih Yeh, Ching-Han Yu, Shyi-Wu Wang
    Pages 389-407
  13. Harendra S. Parekh, Jing Jing
    Pages 409-432

About this book

Introduction

Cancer is one of the leading killers in the world and the incidence is increasing, but most cancer patients and cancer survivors suffer much from the disease and its conventional treatments’ side effects. In the past, clinical data showed that some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) possessed anticancer abilities, but some clinicians and scientists have queried about the scientific validity of CAM due to the lack of scientific evidence. There is great demand in the knowledge gap to explore the scientific and evidence-based knowledge of CAM in the anticancer field. With this aim, a book series is needed to structurally deliver the knowledge to readers.

Recently there have been encouraging results from both laboratory experiments and clinical trials demonstrating the anticancer effects of herbal medicine. There is considerable interest among oncologists and cancer researchers to find anticancer agents in herbal medicine. This volume is a specialised book presenting the up-to-date scientific evidence for anticancer herbal medicine. This unique book provides an overview of the anticancer herbal medicines and remedies, as well as a detailed evidence-based evaluation of 18 common anticancer herbal medicines covering their biological and pharmacological properties, efficacies, herb-drug interactions, adverse effects, pre-clinical studies, and clinical applications.

Gathering international opinion leaders’ views, this volume will contribute great to the cancer, academic, and clinical community by providing evidence-based information on the anticancer efficacy of herbal medicine.

Readership
Oncologists, cancer researchers, pharmacologists, pharmaceutical specialists, Chinese medicine practitioners, medical educators, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in biomedical disciplines, cancer caregivers, cancer patients.

Keywords

Anticancer drug Complementary alternative medicine herbal medicine oncology scientific evidence

Editors and affiliations

  • William C.S. Cho
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Clinical OncologyQueen Elizabeth HospitalKowloonHong Kong/PR China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0526-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-0525-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0526-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0534
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0542
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