Insight View on Possible Role of Fluoroquinolones in Cancer Therapy

Author(s): Prabodh C. Sharma , Monika Chaudhary , Archana Sharma , Mona Piplani , Harish Rajak , Om Prakash .

Journal Name: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 13 , Issue 16 , 2013

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Abstract:

Cancer is a disease without limits turning out to be prime cause for raising death toll around the world. Several treatment strategies including chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy are being employed worldwide to combat this disease. Due to the unwanted effects of currently available therapies, scientific community is immensely interested in exploring newer alternative pathways. Fluoroquinolones have been employed as potent anti-microbial agents for last few decades and now being looked up as potential therapeutic agents in the other ailments also. Several research endeavours are carried out in different parts of the world to focus on the prospective role of fluoroquinolones in carcinogenesis and mutagenesis. This article is an earnest attempt to present recent research work carried out on fluoroquinolones in the context to cancer treatment therapies.

Keywords: Fluoroquinolones, anti-cancer, anti-proliferative, anti-tumour, antibiotics.

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VOLUME: 13
ISSUE: 16
Year: 2013
Page: [2076 - 2096]
Pages: 21
DOI: 10.2174/15680266113139990133
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