Recent Advances of Novel Therapeutic Agents from Botanicals for Prevention and Therapy of Breast Cancer: An Updated Review

Author(s): Namrata Singh, Poonam Kushwaha*, Amresh Gupta, Om Prakash

Journal Name: Current Cancer Therapy Reviews

Volume 16 , Issue 1 , 2020

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Breast cancer is among the foremost common malignancies and the second leading cause for cancer-related deaths in females. Varied treatment approaches are projected to cause a subject matter reduction in the fatality rate. Carcinoma treatment is highly challenging due to therapeutic resistance and reoccurrence. Several studies have revealed that bioactive compounds isolated from natural products such as plants, vegetables, and marine origins have a therapeutic and preventive role in breast carcinoma. Utilization of these bioactive agents in amelioration of cancer as complementary and alternative therapy increases day by day due to growing scientific shreds of evidence of the biomedical innovation and clinical trials. Due to the safe nature of these photochemical investigators are focusing on the investigation of lead compounds from traditional herbal medicine to discover new lead anticancer agents in the single pure compound. This review highlights the mechanism of action and future prospects of novel medicinal agents from botanical sources that have chemoprevention activity against breast carcinoma together with other types of body cancer. The major bioactive, which are used as a remedy for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer, is summarized and explored here.

Keywords: Breast cancer, chemotherapy, natural products, anticancer agents, carcinogenesis, carcinoma.

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