By David E. Thurston
Whereas drug remedies built within the final 50 years have markedly more desirable the administration of a few forms of cancers, remedy results, and drug side-effects for the commonest varieties stay unacceptable. in spite of the fact that, contemporary technological advances are resulting in stronger treatments in keeping with focusing on special organic pathways in melanoma cells. Chemistry and Pharmacology of Anticancer Drugs is a finished survey of all households of anticancer brokers presently in use or in complex levels of medical trials, together with biologicals.
The ebook is exclusive in supplying molecular constructions for all anticancer medicines, discussing them by way of heritage, chemistry, mechanism of motion, structure-function relationships, and pharmacology. It additionally offers a few correct info on unwanted effects, dosing, and formula. the writer, a popular scientist in melanoma study and drug improvement, additionally offers updated info at the drug discovery approach, together with new study instruments, tumor-targeting innovations, and primary innovations within the rising components of customized drugs (e.g., oncogenomics) and chemoprevention.
Chemistry and Pharmacology of Anticancer Drugsis an essential source for melanoma researchers, medicinal chemists, and different biomedical scientists keen on the advance of recent anticancer remedies. Its breadth of assurance additionally makes it compatible for undergraduate and postgraduate classes in medication, pharmacy, nursing, and similar disciplines.
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Chemistry and Pharmacology of Anticancer Drugs by David E. Thurston