Cancer versus Nutraceuticals

S. Gowtham Kumar (Editor)
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad University (A Grade-NAAC), India

V. K. Langeswaran (Editor)
Alagappa University, Karaikudi Tamil Nadu, India

Series: Cancer Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatments
BISAC: HEA039030



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Chemoprevention is the use of tiny molecules that include nutritional substances or herbal products to avoid cancers. They are different from chemotherapeutics, where synthetic chemicals are used to eliminate or improve cancer progression. Numerous clinical trials have established the efficiency of using raloxifene and tamoxifen (both are estrogen receptor antagonists), and fenretinide, an artificial retinoid that aids in the defense against mammary cancer. Nutraceuticals, which are generally photochemicals obtained from nutritional or medicinal plants sources like garlic, cauliflower, soya bean, ginger, honey and tea may have chemopreventive properties, which have already been reported through numerous research studies. The genesis of a tumor is a frequently deliberate progression, and the threat of developing cancer increases with age. Changing a diet that includes the intake of useful photochemicals could manipulate the balance and accessibility of dietary chemopreventive agents. This imposes further consideration as to how photochemicals could potentially maintain healthy cells. Providentially, there is an excess of plant-based photochemicals even though a small number of of them are well characterized for their use in cancer chemoprevention. Several original approaches to cancer prevention are being studied, some of which are showing a considerable guarantee of saving lives in a cost-effective manner. This reference book consists of eight chapters with different approaches and aspects to cancer prevention. This could be a book of choice for students enrolled in undergraduate & postgraduate medicine, allied health science students as well as for students with futures within India’s healthcare system. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Nutraceutical Therapeutics against Cancer (pp. 1-42)
V. K. Langeswaran

Chapter 2. The Role of Nutraceuticals in Cancer Prevention (pp. 43-64)
S. Perumal

Chapter 3. Cancers and Curcumin as a Nutraceutical Remedy (pp. 65-96)
Solai Priya

Chapter 4. The Role of Medicinal Plants in the Treatment of Cancer (pp. 97-128)
S. Anbalagan, M. Sankareswaran, Ashok Gnanasekaran, Kanthesh M. Basalingappa, Rajasekar Varatharajan and Karthikeyan Murugesan

Chapter 5. The Role of Monoterpenes in Cancer: A Natural Chemotherapy (pp. 129-158)
A. Madankumar

Chapter 6. The Role of Nano-Nutraceuticals in Treatment of Cancer (pp. 159-184)
S. Weslen Vedakumari, S.Gowtham Kumar and R. Senthil

Chapter 7. The Preventive Role of Nutraceuticals against Cancer (pp. 185-204)
T.R. Bharath Prasad and M.P. Sridhar

Chapter 8. Molecular Targets for Nutraceuticals in Cancer Progression (pp. 205-228)
S. Gowtham Kumar, S. Solai Priya, and Sindhu Varghese

About the Editor (pp. 229-230)

Index (pp. 231)

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