Since ancient times, natural products have been recognized as a source for remedies. In particular, the natural products which contain anti-tumor properties have gained increasing attention. Although there has been great scientific and technological progress in synthetic chemistry, anti-cancer drugs that are derived from natural products still make an enormous contribution to drug discovery and clinical application. In the following chapter, three types of anti-tumor natural products will be introduced in detail.
Keywords: Anti-cancer drugs, plant, animal, mineral, natural products, taxane, paclitaxel, docetaxel, vinblastine, camptothecin, harringtonine alkaloids, cinobufacini, scorpion venom, arsenic trioxide, selenium.