Phytochemicals: Key to Effective Anticancer Drugs

Author(s): Munawar Hussain*, Rasheed Ahmad Khera*, Javed Iqbal, Muhammad Khalid, Muhammad Asif Hanif

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry

Volume 16 , Issue 2 , 2019

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Cancer is considered one of the globally top lethal and never-ending public health troubles which affects the humankind population that mainly suffers from bone marrow tumor, breast cancer and lung cancer. Many health professionals and scientists have developed conventional therapies with a number of different modules of medicines obtainable from drugstores to cure diversified cancer disease despite the fact that none of these drugs have been found to be fully effective and safe. So, there is a great potential for the study of medicinal plants to reveal powerful anticancer activities. This coherent review is focused on an extensive investigation of frequently incited therapies through naturally occurring medicinal plants that cover a large number of pharmacological anticancer activities. During recent years, research has been focused on the structural modifications to accomplish anticancer medicines, drugs and complex physical therapies. Nevertheless, all reported therapies crafted improvements in the quality of cancer patients’ life issues however; these efforts are required to be escalated at a large scale and in high level clinical trials. The review covers the literature from 1985-2016.

Keywords: Cancer cells, plants, natural products, antitumor, cytotoxicity, proliferation, phytochemicals.

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