Modern Approaches in Cancer Pharmacology
Cancer, known by many names including Carcinoma, Malignancy, Neoplasms and Tumor is the leading cause of death worldwide. Depending on the anatomical part of human body, Cancer can be named as lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer etc. Owing to the present lifestyle, the burden of leading cause of death in economically developed countries is expected to rise. Several factors including environmental, smoking or tobacco, consumption of alcohol, dietary routine, radiation and infections have a profound impact on most cancers than hereditary factors. Evidently, although hereditary factors cannot be altered, lifestyle and environmental factors can be modified which might be a step towards prevention of cancer. Modern treatment methods of cancer include a multimodal approach rather than replacing the conventional treatment methods completely. This chapter will provide an input of various treatment methods employed to combat cancer and the modern approaches being considered to counter the various problems associated with cancer.
AG is thankful to Jawaharlal Nehru University for usage of all computational facilities. AG is grateful to University Grants Commission, India for the Faculty Recharge Position. SG acknowledges the Young Scientist Fellowship from Department of Health Research (DHR), New Delhi.
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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