ISSN 2321–3647
Tue, 26 Sep 2017

Recent Approaches in Cancer Therapy: An Overview

Achutha Lakshmi.P1*, G. Sumalatha2 , Chandrasekhar.CH3, K.Jyothi1 , KJV Haneesha1, G.Harish1

1. Department of Pharmacy Practice, Vikas Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Near airport, Nidigatla road, Rajahmundry-533102

2. Department of Pharmacology, Vikas Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Near airport, Nidigatla road, Rajahmundry-533102

3. Department of Pharmaceutics, Vikas Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Near airport, Nidigatla road, Rajahmundry-533102


ABSTRACT

Cancer is currently one of the major diseases that has gained a lot of scientific attention. Conventional cancer therapeutics involve surgical removal of tumors from patients followed by chemotherapeutic treatment. In the use of anticancer drugs during the chemotherapy process, patients often suffer from a variety of undesirable side effects including damage to normal organs. Thus, there is an urgent need for the development of novel strategies to overcome these side effect issues. Malignant diseases are one of the major causes of death in the western world. Patients are treated by surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Chemotherapeutic treatment is used to decrease the tumour burden and to eliminate malignant cells. However, in most cases, resistance against chemotherapy develops. Therefore, there is a permanent need for new additional treatment strategies and chemotherapeutic combination regimens. In the present review article, the authors try to highlight the most promising approaches and summarize a selection of potential targets and compounds which might become alternative treatment options against malignant diseases.

Keywords: Cancer, Chemotherapy, Radiation, Malignant diseases, Novel Strategies.


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