Evidence-based Anticancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Materia Medica for Various Cancers

Editors: Cho, William C.S. (Ed.)

  • The scientific and medical community are thrust for up-to-date information that are supported by concrete laboratory evidences or clinical trials, this book presents the experimental and clinical evidences of anticancer materia medica for various cancers
  • International opinion leaders provide concise reviews and expert opinions on the recent progress of materia medica research in the most common cancers from bench to bedside application
  • An overview of evidence-based materia medica for cancer chemoprevention and pharmacokinetics is also included
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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.

There have been a number of publications on materia medica for various cancers in recent years, the scientific and medical community are thrust for up-to-date information that are supported by concrete laboratory evidences or clinical trials. This volume is a specialised book presenting the experimental and clinical evidences of anticancer materia medica for various cancers. This book consists of sixteen chapters, providing concise reviews and expert opinions on the recent progress of materia medica research in fourteen particular cancers from bench to bedside application. In addition, the book also includes a chapter with an overview of evidence-based materia medica for cancer chemoprevention, as well as a chapter discussing on the pharmacokinetics of anticancer materia medica.

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 effects of materia medica for various cancers.

Readership

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

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This is a wonderful review of the evidence-based use of plant medicine (materia medica) for various cancers. … This should be interesting to scientific and medical professionals, such as oncologists, CAM doctors, cancer researchers, and medical care providers, as well as cancer patients. … This book provides well-summarized information about the research and application of materia medica in this area. … It also should be a valuable resource for cancer patients who are interested in the application of herbal medicine.” (Qi Chen, Doody’s Review Service, May, 2012)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Evidence-based Anticancer Materia Medica for Lung Cancer

    Saw, Constance L. L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • Evidence-based Anticancer Materia Medica for Colorectal Cancer

    Choi, Minsig (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

  • An Overview of the Current Development of Phytoremedies for Breast Cancer

    Lin, Chun-Hung (et al.)

    Pages 47-67

  • Evidence-based Anticancer Kampo Medicine for Gastric Cancer

    Tanaka, Koji (et al.)

    Pages 69-88

  • Evidence-based Anticancer Materia Medica for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    Wan, Lei

    Pages 89-102

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $279.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1982-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3740-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Materia Medica for Various Cancers
Editors
  • William C.S. Cho
Series Title
Evidence-based Anticancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1983-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1983-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1982-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3740-2
Series ISSN
2211-0534
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 408
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