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Drug Repurposing in Cancer Therapy

Drug Repurposing in Cancer Therapy
  • Author : Kenneth K.W. To,William C.S. Cho
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-29
  • Total pages :458
  • ISBN : 9780128199039
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Summary : Drug Repurposing in Cancer Therapy: Approaches and Applications provides comprehensive and updated information from experts in basic science research and clinical practice on how existing drugs can be repurposed for cancer treatment. The book summarizes successful stories that may assist researchers in the field to better design their studies for new repurposing projects. Sections discuss specific topics such as in silico prediction and high throughput screening of repurposed drugs, drug repurposing for overcoming chemoresistance and eradicating cancer stem cells, and clinical investigation on combination of repurposed drug and anticancer therapy. Cancer researchers, oncologists, pharmacologists and several members of biomedical field who are interested in learning more about the use of existing drugs for different purposes in cancer therapy will find this to be a valuable resource. Presents a systematic and up-to-date collection of the research underpinning the various drug repurposing approaches for a quick, but in-depth understanding on current trends in drug repurposing research Brings better understanding of the drug repurposing process in a holistic way, combining both basic and clinical sciences Encompasses a collection of successful stories of drug repurposing for cancer therapy in different cancer types

Drug Repurposing in Cancer Therapy

Drug Repurposing in Cancer Therapy
  • Author : Kenneth K.W. To,William C.S. Cho
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-08-17
  • Total pages :458
  • ISBN : 9780128196687
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Summary : Drug Repurposing in Cancer Therapy: Approaches and Applications provides comprehensive and updated information from experts in basic science research and clinical practice on how existing drugs can be repurposed for cancer treatment. The book summarizes successful stories that may assist researchers in the field to better design their studies for new repurposing projects. Sections discuss specific topics such as in silico prediction and high throughput screening of repurposed drugs, drug repurposing for overcoming chemoresistance and eradicating cancer stem cells, and clinical investigation on combination of repurposed drug and anticancer therapy. Cancer researchers, oncologists, pharmacologists and several members of biomedical field who are interested in learning more about the use of existing drugs for different purposes in cancer therapy will find this to be a valuable resource. Presents a systematic and up-to-date collection of the research underpinning the various drug repurposing approaches for a quick, but in-depth understanding on current trends in drug repurposing research Brings better understanding of the drug repurposing process in a holistic way, combining both basic and clinical sciences Encompasses a collection of successful stories of drug repurposing for cancer therapy in different cancer types

In Silico Drug Design

In Silico Drug Design
  • Author : Kunal Roy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-02-12
  • Total pages :886
  • ISBN : 9780128163771
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Summary : In Silico Drug Design: Repurposing Techniques and Methodologies explores the application of computational tools that can be utilized for this approach. The book covers theoretical background and methodologies of chem-bioinformatic techniques and network modeling and discusses the various applied strategies to systematically retrieve, integrate and analyze datasets from diverse sources. Other topics include in silico drug design methods, computational workflows for drug repurposing, and network-based in silico screening for drug efficacy. With contributions from experts in the field and the inclusion of practical case studies, this book gives scientists, researchers and R&D professionals in the pharmaceutical industry valuable insights into drug design. Discusses the theoretical background and methodologies of useful techniques of cheminformatics and bioinformatics that can be applied for drug repurposing Offers case studies relating to the in silico modeling of FDA-approved drugs for the discovery of antifungal, anticancer, antiplatelet agents, and for drug therapies against diseases Covers tools and databases that can be utilized to facilitate in silico methods for drug repurposing

Metallo-Drugs: Development and Action of Anticancer Agents

Metallo-Drugs: Development and Action of Anticancer Agents
  • Author : Astrid Sigel,Helmut Sigel,Eva Freisinger,Roland K.O. Sigel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-05
  • Total pages :588
  • ISBN : 9783110470734
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Summary : Volume 18, entitled Metallo-Drugs: Development and Action of Anticancer Agents of the series Metal Ions in Life Sciences centers on biological, medicinal inorganic chemistry. The serendipitous discovery of the antitumor activity of cis-diamminodichloroplatinum(II) (cisplatin) by Barnett Rosenberg in the 1960s is a landmark in metallodrug-based chemotherapy. The success of cisplatin in the clinic, followed by oxaliplatin and carboplatin, along with their drawbacks relating mainly to resistance development and severe toxicity, initiated research on polynuclear platinum complexes and on Pt(IV) complexes as prodrugs. Furthermore, the indicated shortcomings led to the exploration of other transition and main group metal ions, among them Ru(II/III), Au(I/III), Ti(IV), V(IV/V), and Ga(III) including also the essential metal ions Fe(II/III), Cu(I/II), and Zn(II). Ionic as well as covalent and non-covalent interactions between structurally very different complexes and biomolecules like nucleic acids, proteins, and carbohydrates are studied and discussed with regard to their possible anticancer actions. Hence, MILS-18 summarizes the research at the forefront of medicinal inorganic chemistry, including studies on the next-generation, tailor-made anticancer drugs. All this and more is treated in an authoritative and timely manner in the 17 stimulating chapters of this book, written by 39 internationally recognized experts from 10 nations (from the US via Europe to China and Australia). The impact of this vibrant research area is manifested by more than 2700 references, nearly 150 illustrations (more than half in color) and several comprehensive tables. Metallo-Drugs: Development and Action of Anticancer Agents is an essential resource for scientists working in the wide range from enzymology, material sciences, analytical, organic, and inorganic biochemistry all the way through to medicine including the clinic ... not forgetting that it also provides excellent information for teaching.

pH-Interfering Agents as Chemosensitizers in Cancer Therapy

pH-Interfering Agents as Chemosensitizers in Cancer Therapy
  • Author : Claudiu Supuran,Simone Carradori
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-09-15
  • Total pages :228
  • ISBN : 9780128209288
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Summary : pH Interfering Agents as Chemosensitizers In Cancer Therapy, Volume Thirteen, provides a detailed overview of the chemosensitizers for the treatment of cancer spanning from biochemical and structural features to pharmacology and drug-design, including technological applications. The book is structured with innovative outlines and a distinction between experimental and clinical results. The continuous discovery and assessment of the role played by old/new synthetic drugs, natural compounds and technological applications has led to the urgent need of classification in terms of biological activity, mechanism of action, clinical outcomes, cancer cell lines sensible to the treatment, and potentialities to better orient research in this field. Moreover, all the aspects relevant for medicinal chemistry (drug design, structure-activity relationships, permeability data, cytotoxicity, appropriate statistical procedures, and molecular modeling studies) are strictly considered. Presents a broad view of the topic according to a medicinal chemistry-based approach beyond syntheses and biological assays, focusing on SAR studies, chemoinformatic, drug targeting and molecular modeling Explains the mechanism of action of the chemosensitizers by means of schemes and figures to facilitate comprehension Discusses novel targets to explore new possibilities that enhance research in the field

Natural Products and Cancer Drug Discovery

Natural Products and Cancer Drug Discovery
  • Author : Farid A. Badria
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-07-05
  • Total pages :316
  • ISBN : 9789535133131
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Summary : This book, Natural Products and Cancer Drug Discovery, is written by leading experts in natural products in cancer therapy. The first two sections describe new applications of common herbs and foods for treatment of cancer. Section 3 deals with the development of new chemotherapeutics from Cannabis and endophytic fungi. Section 4 presented formulations of natural products for treatment of malignant melanoma. Made-to-order anticancer therapy from natural products using computational and tissue engineering approaches is addressed in the fifth section. It is our hope that this book may motivate readers to approach the evidence of anticancer natural products with an open mind and thereby spark an interest in making further contributions to the cancer treatment efforts.

Drug Repositioning: Current Advances and Future Perspectives

Drug Repositioning: Current Advances and Future Perspectives
  • Author : Yuhei Nishimura,Hideaki Hara
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-11
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9782889456963
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Summary : Drug repositioning is the process of identifying new indications for existing drugs. At present, the conventional de novo drug discovery process requires an average of about 14 years and US$2.5 billion to approve and launch a drug. Drug repositioning can reduce the time and cost of this process because it takes advantage of drugs already in clinical use for other indications or drugs that have cleared phase I safety trials but have failed to show efficacy in the intended diseases. Historically, drug repositioning has been realized through serendipitous clinical observations or improved understanding of disease mechanisms. However, recent technological advances have enabled a more systematic approach to drug repositioning. This eBook collects 16 articles from 112 authors, providing readers with current advances and future perspectives of drug repositioning.

Prevention of Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting

Prevention of Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting
  • Author : Ann M. Berger
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :110
  • ISBN : 1891483269
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Summary : An expert addresses one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy: nausea and vomiting. Written for the oncologist.

Uterine Cervical Cancer

Uterine Cervical Cancer
  • Author : Samir A. Farghaly
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-11
  • Total pages :299
  • ISBN : 9783030027018
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Summary : This volume provides a broad background of the basic sciences, clinical and therapeutic aspects, and management of uterine cervical cancer. It offers state-of-the-art information on the molecular genetics, biology, and clinical aspects of premalignant lesions of the uterine cervix, and provides a better understanding of the molecular and cellular events that underlie uterine cervical cancer. Uterine Cervical Cancer: Clinical and Therapeutic Perspectives contains extensive, updated information on the promising new developments in the diagnosis and management of uterine cervical cancer. It will serve as an invaluable resource for all clinicians and basic medical scientists caring for women with uterine cervical cancer, including attending surgeons, physicians, clinical fellows, and residents in the disciplines of gynecologic oncology, medical oncology, and surgical oncology.

Drug Repositioning

Drug Repositioning
  • Author : Michael J. Barratt,Donald E. Frail
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-05-29
  • Total pages :477
  • ISBN : 9780470878279
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Summary : With Viagra the most famous example, drug repositioning has been growing in importance for pharmaceutical companies seeking to reinvigorate development pipelines. This book provides a broad overview of drug repositioning including the business reasons and unique opportunities and challenges. Its coverage also presents a number of current and emerging technologies that are being applied, along with relevant case studies, as well as neglected diseases to consider. Pharmaceutical researchers will learn how to use drug repositioning techniques to increase the lifespan and applications of their drugs, and also decrease both costs and development time.

Multiple Myeloma as an Example of Drug Repurposing for Cancer Treatment

Multiple Myeloma as an Example of Drug Repurposing for Cancer Treatment
  • Author : Charlotte Driessen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:1183922985
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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer
  • Author : Jindong Chen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-05-16
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 9781789231007
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Summary : With international experts sharing their experience and knowledge on these different aspects in the management of colorectal cancer, this book has this opportunity to offer all physicians treating colorectal cancer, as well as researchers, updated information concerning the biology, diagnosis, screening, and treatment of colorectal carcinoma. This book provides a detailed evaluation of diagnostic modalities, in-depth analysis of screening for colorectal cancer, recent advances in treatment, and principles and trends in the management of colorectal cancer. This updated knowledge will be an interesting and informative read for any clinician involved in the management of patients with colorectal cancer. In addition, readers such as related physicians, researchers, and colorectal cancer patients are potential beneficiaries of this book.

How to Starve Cancer

How to Starve Cancer
  • Author : Jane McLelland
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-13
  • Total pages :420
  • ISBN : 0951951742
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Summary : After being given a terminal diagnosis with only a few weeks to live, Jane dug up research, some decades old, in her quest to survive. Rather than aiming to cure cancer, which in many cases is unachievable, Jane's approach was to stop it growing. Remarkably her approach not only stopped it growing, it disappeared altogether. There are now clinics following her protocol, achieving remarkable successes. This book is a game-changing new dawn in the treatment of cancer. An international publishing sensation. This page-turning inspirational read is updated with a new 'Metro Map', Jane's unique and revolutionary route map to starving cancer. A glossary and index will also be included. Written in two sections, in Part 1 Jane intertwines her remarkable life story of 'terminal cancer' to full recovery, describing how she discovered a unique cocktail of off label drugs (drugs usually prescribed for other conditions) and supplements that effectively starve the cancer stem cell, the cell left behind by conventional treatment. Treatment for the stem cell is hailed as the Holy Grail, so this book plugs the missing piece into why we do not have a cure for cancer. Lead cancer researchers at top oncology centers are now using this book as a guide and Jane has a huge following of tens of thousands on Facebook. Testimonials abound from happy and delighted recovered patients and from oncologists who use her methods. National press, TV and radio have already covered Jane's ground-breaking research. Much more is in the pipeline with two documentaries and a possible movie in the future. Jane won the 'Amazing Women Global' Lifetime Achievement 2019 and the New York Big Book Award 2019

Conference on Drug Design and Discovery Technologies

Conference on Drug Design and Discovery Technologies
  • Author : Manikanta Murahari,Lakshmi Sundar,Soma Chaki,Vasanthanathan Poongavanam,Pritesh Bhat,Usha Y Nayak
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-11-20
  • Total pages :350
  • ISBN : 9781788018623
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Summary : This publication is based on peer-reviewed manuscripts from the 2019 Conference on Drug Design & Discovery Technologies (CDDT) held at Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, India. Providing a wide range of up to date topics on the latest advancements in drug design and discovery technologies, this book ensures the reader receives a good understanding of the scope of the field. Aimed at scientists, students, regulators, academics and consultants throughout the world, this book is an ideal resource for anyone interested in the state of the art in drug design and discovery.

Immunotherapy in Translational Cancer Research

Immunotherapy in Translational Cancer Research
  • Author : Laurence J. N. Cooper,Elizabeth A. Mittendorf,Judy Moyes,Sabitha Prabhakaran
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-05-01
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 9781118123225
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Summary : A guide to state-of-the-art cancer immunotherapy in translational cancer research A volume in the Translational Oncology series, Immunotherapy in Translational Cancer Research explores the recent developments in the role that immunotherapy plays in the treatment of a wide range of cancers. The editors present key concepts, illustrative examples, and suggest alternative strategies in order to achieve individualized targeted therapy. Comprehensive in scope, Immunotherapy in Translational Cancer Research reviews the relevant history, current state, and the future of burgeoning cancer-fighting therapies. The book also includes critical information on drug development, clinical trials, and governmental resources and regulatory issues. Each chapter is created to feature: development of the immunotherapy; challenges that have been overcome in order to scale up and undertake clinical trials; and clinical experience and application of research. This authoritative volume is edited by a team of noted experts from MD Anderson Cancer Center, the world’s foremost cancer research and care center and: Offers a comprehensive presentation of state-of-the-art cancer immunotherapy research that accelerates the pace of clinical cancer care Filled with the concepts, examples, and approaches for developing individualized therapy Explores the breath of treatments that reflect the complexity of the immune system itself Includes contributions from a panel international experts in the field of immunotherapy Designed for physicians, medical students, scientists, pharmaceutical executives, public health and public policy government leaders and community oncologists, this essential resource offers a guide to the bidirectional interaction between laboratory and clinic immunotherapy cancer research.

An Innovative Approach to Understanding and Treating Cancer: Targeting pH

An Innovative Approach to Understanding and Treating Cancer: Targeting pH
  • Author : Tomas Koltai,Stephan J. Reshkin,Salvador Harguindey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-01-16
  • Total pages :574
  • ISBN : 9780128190609
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Summary : An Innovative Approach to Studying and Treating Cancer: Targeting pH describes one of the few characteristics of cancer that is not shared by normal tissues: the reversal or inversion of the pH gradient when intracellular pH becomes alkaline and extracellular pH becomes acid. This is now recognized as one of the most selective and differential hallmarks of all cancer cells and tissues, being the opposite of the condition found in normal tissues and a potential target in order to achieve either a stable disease or even regression with no toxicity. The book discusses topics such as lactic acid and its transport system in the pH paradigm, mechanisms to decrease extra cellular pH and increase intracellular pH, NHE-1 activity in cancer, carbonic anhydrases, vacuolar ATPase proton pump, and the sodium-bicarbonate cotransporter system. Additionally, it discusses complementary pharmacological interventions, cellular acidification and extracellular alkalinization as a new and integral approach to cancer treatment. Analyzes the mechanisms that lead to the inversion of pH gradient in cancer tissues Summarizes almost 100 years of research on pH inversion in cancer in one single source, discussing the most relevant and updated researches in the field Proposes new efficient treatments against cancer using pH inversion mechanisms, either with new drugs like proton transport inhibitors and proton pump inhibitors (PTIs and PPIs) or with repurposed drugs

A Global Scientific VisionPrevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lung Cancer

A Global Scientific VisionPrevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lung Cancer
  • Author : Marta Adonis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-01
  • Total pages :230
  • ISBN : 9789535129653
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Summary : Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths around the world. This devastating disease takes strength not only in people who smoke but also in poor people that eat polluted food and use heating sources, and in those exposed naturally to toxic compounds present in indoor and outdoor environments. Lung cancer patients and their families wait actions from the science that give not only answer to their demands but also a light of hope at the moment of receiveing the diagnosis. This book meets the experience of several researchers who dedicate many hours a day to find not only the cure of lung cancer but also the way to convert the pathology of this chronic disease. In 12 chapters, the lectures will give information related to the relationship of lung cancer and smoking habit, the crucial role of the image technology for diagnosis of lung cancer, and a molecular vision of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lung cancer. The authors with a clinic and/or lab vision and with a great spirit to collaborate with the science and with each past, present, and future patient and their families have dedicated many hours to write each chapter. Probably, the final answer to find the cure of lung cancer is not in this book. However, the lectures will give scientific information that will contribute in the near future improvement to the life quality of the patients.

Metronomic Chemotherapy

Metronomic Chemotherapy
  • Author : Guido Bocci,Giulio Francia
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-09-04
  • Total pages :295
  • ISBN : 9783662436042
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Summary : This book analyzes all aspects of metronomic chemotherapy, a new approach involving low-dose, long-term, and frequently administered therapy that has preclinical and clinical activity in various tumors. After an opening section on the pharmacological bases of metronomic chemotherapy, including its antiangiogenic effects and impact on immunity, preclinical studies on various classes of drug are discussed. Clinical applications of metronomic chemotherapy in a wide variety of tumors are then addressed in detail, with description of the results of all published studies. The clinical pharmacology of metronomic chemotherapy is also considered in depth, encompassing pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics, pharmacoeconomics, and adverse drug reactions. The book closes by describing the role of this therapy in the veterinarian clinic.

Resistance to Targeted Therapies Against Adult Brain Cancers

Resistance to Targeted Therapies Against Adult Brain Cancers
  • Author : Amanda Tivnan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-11-26
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : 9783319465050
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Summary : This volume will bring together a review of research being carried out by international experts in this field, detailing treatment and research approaches in several forms of malignant brain tumors. These include glioblastoma (GBM), a highly aggressive and fatal form of astrocytoma which accounts for 80% of newly diagnosed brain tumor patients per year, and meningioma, of which 10% are malignant and extremely resistant to targeted therapies. The volume will also include a discussion of methods to overcome blood-brain barrier exclusion for more efficient targeted drug delivery in all forms of brain cancer treatment. The volume will include information on the repurposing of drugs in an attempt to circumvent drug resistance, use of small molecule inhibitors in GBM treatment, mechanisms of secondary brain metastasis, drug resistance, and state-of-the-art imaging of targeted therapies.

The Evolution of Drug Discovery

The Evolution of Drug Discovery
  • Author : Enrique Ravina
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-01-11
  • Total pages :504
  • ISBN : 9783527326693
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Summary : Based on his profound knowledge of past and present paradigms in the development of medicines, the author takes the reader from the very beginnings of pharmacology to the multibillion-dollar business it represents today. Recounting the often spectacular successes and failures of innovative drugs as well as the people who discovered them, he brings abstract science to life in anecdotal form. The book is beautifully illustrated, containing historical photographs of drugs and their discoverers, and abounds with references to the primary literature, listing seminal publications alongside more modern reviews for readers seeking further details. For anyone with a more than superficial interest in the science of drugs: instructive and enjoyable for a broad audience of students, instructors and professionals in pharmacy, the pharmaceutical chemistry and related fields.

Biotechnology and Production of Anti-Cancer Compounds

Biotechnology and Production of Anti-Cancer Compounds
  • Author : Sonia Malik
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-04-21
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 9783319538808
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Summary : This book discusses cancers and the resurgence of public interest in plant-based and herbal drugs. It also describes ways of obtaining anti-cancer drugs from plants and improving their production using biotechnological techniques. It presents methods such as cell culture, shoot and root culture, hairy root culture, purification of plant raw materials, genetic engineering, optimization of culture conditions as well as metabolic engineering with examples of successes like taxol, shikonin, ingenol mebutate and podophylotoxin. In addition, it describes the applications and limitations of large-scale production of anti-cancer compounds using biotechnological means. Lastly, it discusses future economical and eco-friendly strategies for obtaining anti-cancer compounds using biotechnology.