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Title Alternative and complementary therapies for cancer : integrative approaches and discovery of conventional drugs / Moulay Alaoui-Jamali, editor.
Imprint New York : Springer, ©2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 722 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Cancer -- Alternative treatment.
Cancer -- Adjuvant treatment.
Neoplasms -- therapy.
Complementary Therapies.
Contents Overview of efficacy and limitation of standard and targeted therapy for malignant disease using lung cancer as a case study -- Overview of current TCM practice and potential impacts on conventional therapies -- Complementary and alternative medicine for cancer care in India: basic and clinical perspective -- Esophageal cancer -- Gastric cancer -- Colorectal cancer -- Liver cancer -- Pancreatic cancer -- Breast cancer -- Ovarian cancer -- Prostate cancer -- Kidney cancer -- Bladder cancer -- Brain cancer -- Complementary and alternative treatments for the management of cancer-related fatigue -- Complementary and alternative treatments for the management of cancer-related pain -- Challenges conducting clinical trials with herbal products in oncology -- Herbal product-drug interactions from a pharmacological perspective -- Patient-physician relationship: creating an optimal healing environment -- Legal issues in alternative treatment of cancer -- Intellectual property for alternative medicine -- Chemical-biology of natural products from medicinal plants for cancer therapy -- Flavonoids in cancer prevention and therapy: chemistry, pharmacology, mechanisms of action, and perspectives for cancer drug discovery -- Marine natural products and their synthetic derivatives for cancer therapy -- Natural product-like scaffolds for molecular dissection of macromolecular interactions and new therapeutic applications -- Mining natural product-derived molecules against cancer targets: the case of the androgen receptor in prostate cancer.
Summary Cancer is a common disease with a devastating impact on the physical and psychological well being of patients. The diagnosis of cancer brings upon many clinical challenges and questions for which clear and simple answers are not always provided by modern medicine. To date, only limited therapeutic options are available for patients with advanced cancer. The recent shift toward targeted therapies has improved substantially patient's survival, however, relapses are frequent and cure remains rare. This led patients and many health care managers to shift attention to the holistic approach of tradi.
Other Author Alaoui-Jamali, Moulay A.
Other Title Print version: Alternative and complementary therapies for cancer. New York : Springer, ©2010