Evidence-based Anticancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence-based Anticancer Materia Medica

Editors: Cho, William Chi-Sing (Ed.)

  • Offers evidence-based information on the anticancer efficacy of herbal medicine
  • Provides an overview of the anticancer herbal medicines and remedies, as well as a detailed evidence-based evaluation of common anticancer herbal medicines
  • Each herbal entry contains pertinent information on its properties, intended usage, pharmacology, efficacy, adverse effects, interactions and recommended dosage
  • Currently there is considerable interest among oncologists to find anticancer agents in herbal medicine
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About this book

Cancer is one of the leading killers in the world and the incidence is increasing, but most cancer patients and cancer survivors suffer much from the disease and its conventional treatments’ side effects. In the past, clinical data showed that some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) possessed anticancer abilities, but some clinicians and scientists have queried about the scientific validity of CAM due to the lack of scientific evidence. There is great demand in the knowledge gap to explore the scientific and evidence-based knowledge of CAM in the anticancer field. With this aim, a book series is needed to structurally deliver the knowledge to readers.

Recently there have been encouraging results from both laboratory experiments and clinical trials demonstrating the anticancer effects of herbal medicine. There is considerable interest among oncologists and cancer researchers to find anticancer agents in herbal medicine. This volume is a specialised book presenting the up-to-date scientific evidence for anticancer herbal medicine. This unique book provides an overview of the anticancer herbal medicines and remedies, as well as a detailed evidence-based evaluation of 18 common anticancer herbal medicines covering their biological and pharmacological properties, efficacies, herb-drug interactions, adverse effects, pre-clinical studies, and clinical applications.

Gathering international opinion leaders’ views, this volume will contribute great to the cancer, academic, and clinical community by providing evidence-based information on the anticancer efficacy of herbal medicine.

Readership
Oncologists, cancer researchers, pharmacologists, pharmaceutical specialists, Chinese medicine practitioners, medical educators, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in biomedical disciplines, cancer caregivers, cancer patients.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • An Overview of Anticancer Herbal Medicines

    Kumar, Addanki P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-36

  • An Evidence-based Perspective of Arsenic Trioxide (As2O3) for Cancer Patients

    Jiang, Hongchi (et al.)

    Pages 37-64

  • An Evidence-based Review of Astragalus membranaceus (Astragalus) for Cancer Patients

    Yeung, K. Simon (et al.)

    Pages 65-84

  • An Evidence-based Perspective of Panax Ginseng (Asian Ginseng) and Panax Quinquefolius (American Ginseng) as a Preventing or Supplementary Therapy for Cancer Patients

    Jia, Lee (et al.)

    Pages 85-96

  • Panax Quinquefolius (American Ginseng) and Panax Notoginseng (Notoginseng) in Cancer Chemoprevention

    Wang, Chong-Zhi (et al.)

    Pages 97-109

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $289.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-0525-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3559-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evidence-based Anticancer Materia Medica
Editors
  • William Chi-Sing Cho
Series Title
Evidence-based Anticancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0526-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0526-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0525-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3559-0
Series ISSN
2211-0534
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 442
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