Natural Anti-Cancer Products
Pp. 268-338 (71)
Shao-Zhi Fu, Ling-Lin Yang and Jing-Bo Wu
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.
Anti-cancer drugs, plant, animal, mineral, natural products, taxane,
paclitaxel, docetaxel, vinblastine, camptothecin, harringtonine alkaloids,
cinobufacini, scorpion venom, arsenic trioxide, selenium.
Department of Oncology, The Affiliated Hospital of Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou, China.