Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Cancer

Integrative Approaches and Discovery of Conventional Drugs

  • Moulay Alaoui-Jamali

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

  3. Integrative Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Cancer Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
  4. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Cancer Care in India: Basic and Clinical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Ashok D.B. Vaidya, Ashok J. Amonkar, Narendra S. Bhatt, Purvish M. Parikh
      Pages 31-82
  5. Integrated TCM for Cancer Care in China: Principles, Recipes, and Case Studies for Selected Sites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Jia He Shu
      Pages 85-103
    3. Yi Zhong
      Pages 105-133
    4. Yi Zhong
      Pages 135-152
    5. Minghua Jin, He Qiang
      Pages 153-183
    6. Peiwen Li
      Pages 185-204
    7. Xiao Zou, Renmin Wei, Ketao Lan, Xuezhen Ma, Chunling Zhang
      Pages 205-222
    8. Yi Zhong
      Pages 223-247
    9. Jia He Shu
      Pages 249-269
    10. Hao Yingxu
      Pages 271-317
    11. Jia He Shu
      Pages 319-350
    12. Yi Zhong
      Pages 351-367
  6. Management of Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Cancer

  7. Clinical, Pharmacological, and Safety Issues Using Complementary Therapies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Caroline N. Lougheed, Moulay Alaoui-Jamali
      Pages 423-493
  8. Patient–Physician Relationship

  9. Regulatory Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 511-511
    2. Allan M. Freedman
      Pages 513-527
    3. Gina Shishima, Tamsen Barrett
      Pages 529-553
  10. From Practice to Basics

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 693-722

About this book


Management of advanced cancers by modern therapies can be hampered by the unavailability of efficient drugs, which explains in part the high mortality rates seen in patients with advanced cancers. Alternative therapies, particularly those using formulations derived from herbal, marine and animal products, are rich sources of chemically diverse and complex molecules with the potential to discover novel drugs. Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Cancer is unique in the field, as it presents the progress and limitations of alternative therapies through an unusual interface of traditional and modern concepts assembled by recognized experts (from China, India, USA, Canada, and Europe) in medical oncology, alternative medicine, cancer pharmacology and medicinal chemistry. Current developments from clinical and regulatory perspectives are presented, areas of controversy and potential integration of alternative and complementary therapies are highlighted, and future perspectives for the discovery of herbal constituents that may complement anticancer drugs are discussed.


Alternative Therapy Cancer Prevention Cancer Treatment Drug discovery approaches Fatigue Flavonoid Legal Issues Traditional Chinese Medicine physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Moulay Alaoui-Jamali
    • 1
  1. 1.McGill University, Department of Medicine and Oncology,Faculty of MedicineMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0019-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0020-3
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