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Current Drug Discovery Technologies


ISSN (Print): 1570-1638
ISSN (Online): 1875-6220

Review Article

In Vitro and In Vivo Approaches for Screening the Potential of Anticancer Agents: A Review

Author(s): Rakhi Mishra*, Prem Shankar Mishra, Shruti Varshney, Rupa Mazumder and Avijit Mazumder

Volume 19, Issue 3, 2022

Published on: 24 January, 2022

Article ID: e060122200071 Pages: 12

DOI: 10.2174/1570163819666220106122811

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Background: Anticancer drug development is a tedious process, requiring several in vitro, in vivo, and clinical studies. In order to avoid chemical toxicity in animals during an experiment, it is necessary to envisage toxic doses of screened drugs in vivo at different concentrations. Several in vitro and in vivo studies have been reported to discover the management of cancer.

Materials and Methods: This study focused on bringing together a wide range of in vivo and in vitro assay methods developed to evaluate each hallmark feature of cancer.

Result: This review provides detailed information on target-based and cell-based screening of new anticancer drugs in the molecular targeting period. This would help in inciting an alteration from the preclinical screening of pragmatic compound-orientated to target-orientated drug selection.

Conclusion: Selection methodologies for finding anticancer activity have importance for tumor- specific agents. In this study, advanced rationalization of the cell-based assay is explored along with broad applications of the cell-based methodologies considering other opportunities.

Keywords: In vitro, in vivo, anticancer, screening methods, target-based, cell-based.

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