Materia Medica for Various Cancers

  • William C.S. Cho

Part of the Evidence-based Anticancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine book series (ACAM, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Constance L. L. Saw, Lita S. J. Chew, Xiaofeng G. Cai
    Pages 1-29
  3. Minsig Choi, Ramzi Mohammad, M. Wasif Saif, Richard Kim
    Pages 31-46
  4. Chun-Hung Lin, Wai-Leng Lee, Lie-Fen Shyur
    Pages 47-67
  5. Koji Tanaka, Takeshi Omori, Toshiro Nishida
    Pages 69-88
  6. Yi-Ren Chen, Pei-Wen Hsiao, Feng-Ming Lin, Guan-James Wu, Chin-Hsien Tsai
    Pages 103-127
  7. Tatjana Stanojković, Aleksandra Konić-Ristić, Teodora Janković, Gordana Zdunić, Katarina Šavikin
    Pages 129-150
  8. Taixiang Wu, Minawaer Abudou, Shuo Chen
    Pages 151-170
  9. Eran Ben-Arye, Tamar Tadmor, Aaron Polliack, Elad Schiff
    Pages 171-194
  10. Dawei Ye, Pingping Gu, Hongyu Zhao, Michelle Chow, Xiaoqing Guo, Jianyu Rao
    Pages 195-209
  11. Shwu-Huey Liu, M. Wasif Saif
    Pages 211-228
  12. Guangcun Deng, Jihui Yang, Yujiong Wang
    Pages 261-283
  13. Prabha Balaram, Faizah Harun
    Pages 285-313
  14. Sunil Prabhu, Ying Huang, Jeffrey Wang
    Pages 315-351
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 397-406

About this book


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.

There have been a number of publications on materia medica for various cancers in recent years, the scientific and medical community are thrust for up-to-date information that are supported by concrete laboratory evidences or clinical trials. This volume is a specialised book presenting the experimental and clinical evidences of anticancer materia medica for various cancers. This book consists of sixteen chapters, providing concise reviews and expert opinions on the recent progress of materia medica research in fourteen particular cancers from bench to bedside application. In addition, the book also includes a chapter with an overview of evidence-based materia medica for cancer chemoprevention, as well as a chapter discussing on the pharmacokinetics of anticancer materia medica.

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 effects of materia medica for various cancers.


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


Cancer Complementary and alternative medicine Evidence-based medicine Herbal Medicine Materia Medica

Editors and affiliations

  • William C.S. Cho
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Department of Clinical OncologyRoom 1305, 13/F, Block RKowloon, Hong KongChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1982-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1983-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0534
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0542
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