Cancer Chemoprevention and Treatment by Diet Therapy

  • William C.S. Cho

Part of the Evidence-based Anticancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine book series (ACAM, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pragya Srivastava, Varun Vijay Prabhu, Neelu Yadav, Raghu Gogada, Dhyan Chandra
    Pages 1-22
  3. Min-Hsiung Pan, Ching-Shu Lai, Jia-Ching Wu, Chi-Tang Ho
    Pages 23-54
  4. Ashleigh K. Wiggins, Julie K. Mason, Lilian U. Thompson
    Pages 55-89
  5. Hong Wang, Hong Zhou, Chung S. Yang
    Pages 91-119
  6. Rosalia C. M. Simmen, Omar M. Rahal, Maria Theresa E. Montales, John Mark P. Pabona, Melissa E. Heard, Ahmed Al-Dwairi et al.
    Pages 121-140
  7. Paola Palozza, Assunta Catalano, Marta Zaccardi
    Pages 141-167
  8. Xiaolin Zi, Anne R. Simoneau
    Pages 169-197
  9. Lisa S. Brown, Teresa T. Fung
    Pages 199-232
  10. Sahdeo Prasad, Subash C. Gupta, Bokyung Sung, Bharat B. Aggarwal
    Pages 233-267
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 311-316

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.

Throughout the past decade, the cancer chemopreventive potencies and treatment effects of a number of natural dietary agents present in different food sources have been evaluated by various experiments. Some of them have progressed to early clinical trials. This volume is a specialized book presenting the research evidence relevant to the use of specific diet therapy in cancer chemoprevention and treatment. We begin with lessons learned from dietary resveratrol as an effective agent with anticancer properties against malignancies, followed examples of flavonoids from fruits and vegetables in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Evidence for the beneficial influence of diet enriched with flax seed oil and green tea on cancer will be reviewed. Soy food intake may enhance the effects on anticancer treatment for breast cancer, whereas lycopene-rich foods may possess chemopreventive efficacy. There are also discussions on the contribution of the cancer preventive effects of the antioxidant-rich foods and Mediterranean diet. In addition, the modulation of proteasome pathways by nutraceuticals is highlighted. Finally, we close the book with a discussion on the attenuation of cell survival signaling by bioactive phytochemicals in the prevention and therapy cancer.


Anticancer Cancer chemoprevention Complementary and alternative medicine Diet therapy Evidence-based

Editors and affiliations

  • William C.S. Cho
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Clinical OncologyQueen Elizabeth HospitalKowloonHong Kong SAR

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