Complementary and Alternative Medicines in Prostate Cancer: A Comprehensive Approach, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Complementary and Alternative Medicines in Prostate Cancer

A Comprehensive Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by K. B. Harikumar

CRC Press

298 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 33 B/W Illus.

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Recent global cancer statistical data has clearly indicated that prostate cancer is currently the second most frequently diagnosed cancer (at 15% of all male cancers) and globally the sixth leading cause of cancer death in males. This book is a summary of prostate cancer, covering its incidence, epidemiology, and current treatment options. It also serves as an up-to-date review of the status of currently available alternative and complementary medicines for treating prostate cancer, including various plant extracts, herbal formulations, natural products, yoga, acupuncture, Ayurveda, homeopathy, and Siddha medicines used in prostate cancer therapy.


"Exceptionally well organized and presented, "Complementary and Alternative Medicines in Prostate Cancer" is unreservedly recommended as a core addition to college and university library Health/Medicine collections in general, and Prostate Cancer supplemental studies reading lists in particular."

-- James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

Table of Contents

Prostate cancer: an introduction. Prostate cancer epidemiology. Molecular biology of prostate cancer. Current treatments and reasons for treatment failure. Preclinical status of novel approaches for prostate cancer therapy. Triterpenoids and sesquiterpenes. Curcumin. Resveratrol.Complementary and Alternative Medicines in Prostate Cancer: From Bench to Bedside. Phyllanthus sp: Bitter melon extract. Kava. Plumbagin. Urokinase inhibitors from plants. Chinese Herbal among Prostate Cancer Patients: A Population-Based Study in Taiwan. lternol.Betel leaf.Spice derived anticancer molecules for prostate cancer. Nutraceuticals and prostate cancer. Isoflavinoids. Pomegranate. Green tea. Broccoli. Pomi-T supplements. Other forms of CAM. Yoga and prostate cancer. Acupuncture. Homeopathy. Siddha medicines.

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Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MEDICAL / Oncology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General