Anti-cancer agents from medicinal plants


  • Mohammad Shoeb Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.



Anti-cancer, Cytotoxicity, Medicinal plant, Natural product, Taxol


Cancer is a major public health burden in both developed and developing countries. Plant derived agents are being used for the treatment of cancer. Several anticancer agents including taxol, vinblastine, vincristine, the camptothecin derivatives, topotecan and irinotecan, and etoposide derived from epipodophyllotoxin are in clinical use all over the world. A number of promising agents such as flavopiridol, roscovitine, combretastatin A-4, betulinic acid and silvestrol are in clinical or preclinical development.


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How to Cite

Shoeb, M. “Anti-Cancer Agents from Medicinal Plants”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 1, no. 2, Dec. 2006, pp. 35-41, doi:10.3329/bjp.v1i2.486.



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