New Approaches to Natural Anticancer Drugs

  • Soodabeh Saeidnia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Soodabeh Saeidnia
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  3. Soodabeh Saeidnia
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  4. Soodabeh Saeidnia
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  5. Soodabeh Saeidnia
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About this book


This book provides an up-to-date review of recently identified natural anti-tumor compounds from various natural origins including plants, fungi, endophytic fungi and marine organisms. It also includes discussion of new areas such as biotechnology and nanoparticles.

Chapters explain the challenges and developments in anti-cancer drug discovery approaches, traditional remedies for prevention and treatment of cancer, marine-derived anti-cancer compounds, and antibiotics used as anti-cancer agents, as well as different classes of terpenoids and carbohydrates, which have been the subject of discussion in this field as efficient anti-cancer candidates. This book will be a concise guide for researchers in the field of pharmaceutical sciences, students and residents in pharmacy and medicine as well as those researching phytochemistry and natural products.


Anticancer agents Marine-derived compounds Pharmacognosy Plant biotechnology Reverse pharmacology Terpenoids

Authors and affiliations

  • Soodabeh Saeidnia
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmacy Medicinal Plants Research CenterTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14026-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14027-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1864-8118
  • Series Online ISSN 1864-8126
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