Special Issue "Natural Compounds as New Cancer Treatments"
A special issue of Medicines (ISSN 2305-6320).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018)
Cancer is stil one of the main sanitary problems worlwide causing morbility and mortality. Although many pharmacological and clinical advances have been made, there is still a need for new molecules that improve the actual portfolio. Natural compounds from animal, microbial, vegetal, or fungi origin represent countless sources of new compunds that can be used as anticancer drugs if their activity, bioavailability and toxicity are adequate.
This Special Issue aims to compile both original articles and reviews, covering the most recent advances in the use of natural compounds for cancer treatment. Clinical trials and preclinical studies are also included in the scope. In vito studies will be welcome, only if molecular mechanisms are well defined and more than a single cell line is used. Studies using natural extracts, no matter their origin, must include a full chemical characterization using chromatographic or equivalent techniques.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Enrique Barrajón-Catalán
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- natural compound
- new therapy
- clinical trial
- preclinical study