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Herb-Drug Interactions in Oncology, 2nd edition

ISBN: 978-1-60795-041-7

9781607950417

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June 2010

787 pages/Softcover/
ISBN 978-1-60795-041-7
US $49.95

Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD
Chief, Integrative Medicine Service
Memorial Sloan-Ketting Cancer Center
New York, New York
 
K. Simon Yeung, MBA, PharmD, LAc
Clinical Coordinator & Research Pharmacist,
Integrative Medicine Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Jyothirmai Gubili, MS
Assistant Editor
Integrative Medicine Service
Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

DESCRIPTION
The book provides science-based information about herbal remedies, other dietary supplements, and non-mainstream products promoted as cancer treatments for the medical community. Each herb or remedy description is accompanied by information as to its origin, most common uses, benefits, and risks/dangers. The book will provide detailed information on over 250 remedies and describes their constituents, mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, pharmacokinetics, and contraindications. Information on each herb or other remedy was developed through careful and critical reviews of research conducted by experts in pharmacy, botanicals, and complementary therapies. Each herb or product is described in terms of the following sections: common name, scientific name, key words, clinical summary, herbal constituents, warnings, mechanisms of action, usage, adverse reactions, drug interactions, dosage, literature summary and critique, and notes.
This book has the look and feel of a fine field guide to medicinal plants, thanks to the beautiful drawings by Angela Donato, and it will be of interest to a wide audience beyond the medical specialists, including cancer patients.

KEY FEATURES
  • Beautifully rendered drawings of the plants and treatment machinery add considerably to the appeal.
  • Each listing has clearly indicated sections: common name, scientific name, clinical summary, constituents, warnings, mechanisms of action, usage, adverse reactions, drug interactions, dosage, and literature summary.