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Unique Aspects of Anti-cancer Drug Development

Edited by Jolanta Natalia Latosińska

Adam Mickiewicz University


The evidence of cancer in humans, animals and plant species suggests that it is as old as multicellular life on Earth. Why is it so difficult to understand and fight? Because cancer begins from the organism's own mutated single cell focused on its own survival. It would be naive to expect that cancer could be ever entirely eliminated, but there is still hope for finding effective treatments. The book is to give a view of selected aspects of cancer like its spread in nature, novel anticancer drugs based on Chinese herbs or birch bark, novel promising targets of annexins and kinases and progress in immunotherapy. It is our hope that you will find in this book interesting, inspiring and stimulating information concerning cancer research.

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Unique Aspects of Anti-cancer Drug DevelopmentEdited by Jolanta Natalia Latosińska

Published: July 12th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65160

ISBN: 978-953-51-3348-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3347-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4739-8

Copyright year: 2017

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1. Introductory Chapter: Having a Brain is Not Necessary to Get Cancer… but Indispensable to Fight It

By Magdalena Latosińska and Jolanta Natalia Latosińska


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2. Application of Computer Modeling to Drug Discovery: Case Study of PRK1 Kinase Inhibitors as Potential Drugs in Prostate Cancer Treatment

By Abdulkarim Najjar, Fidele Ntie-Kang and Wolfgang Sippl


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3. Annexin Proteins: Novel Promising Targets for Anticancer Drug Development

By Filiz Bakar


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4. Immunotherapy in Pediatric Acute Leukemia: A Novel Magic Bullet or an Illusory Hope?

By Monika Barełkowska and Katarzyna Derwich


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5. Lupan-Skeleton Pentacyclic Triterpenes with Activity against Skin Cancer: Preclinical Trials Evolution

By Codruţa Şoica, Diana Antal, Florina Andrica, Roxana Băbuţa, Alina Moacă, Florina Ardelean, Roxana Ghiulai, Stefana Avram, Corina Danciu, Dorina Coricovac, Cristina Dehelean and Virgil Păunescu


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6. Recent Progress on the Molecular Mechanisms of Anti-invasive and Metastatic Chinese Medicines for Cancer Therapy

By Wei Guo, Ning Wang and Yibin Feng


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