Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics

Focus on Phytochemicals

  • Madhumita Roy
  • Amitava Datta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Madhumita Roy, Amitava Datta
    Pages 1-26
  3. Madhumita Roy, Amitava Datta
    Pages 27-48
  4. Madhumita Roy, Amitava Datta
    Pages 49-81
  5. Madhumita Roy, Amitava Datta
    Pages 83-109
  6. Madhumita Roy, Amitava Datta
    Pages 111-138
  7. Madhumita Roy, Amitava Datta
    Pages 139-164
  8. Madhumita Roy, Amitava Datta
    Pages 165-186
  9. Madhumita Roy, Amitava Datta
    Pages 187-205
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 207-227

About this book


The book discusses cancer and the potential use of phytochemicals as cancer therapeutics. It begins with the basics of cancer, including the definition, types, etiology and molecular mechanisms involved, before discussing the fundamentals of diagnosis, treatment and associated problems as well as remedial measures. Since cancer is not a single disease, and the mechanisms of carcinogenesis are different for different cancers, it examines the genes and proteins involved in carcinogenesis, and signal transduction pathways for each individual cancer type. Further, the book reviews the latest research on phytochemicals for cancer treatment, highlighting their anti-cancer properties, sources, structure, active biomolecules and probable mechanisms of action, and describing their biochemical properties in the context of cancer prevention and treatment.


cancer oncology carcinogenesis phytochemicals cancer therapy cancer prevention

Authors and affiliations

  • Madhumita Roy
    • 1
  • Amitava Datta
    • 2
  1. 1.Environmental Carcinogenesis and ToxicologyChittaranjan National Cancer InstituteKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Software EngineeringThe University of Western AustraliaPerthAustralia

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