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Biotech Today: An International Journal of Biological Sciences
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 16) Last page : ( 18)
Print ISSN : 2319-2186. Online ISSN : 2322-0996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0996.2017.00016.3

Anticancer phytochemicals: Overview New perspective of old remedies

Kumari Seema1,,*, Sethi Nitu2

1Department of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, Institute of Science, GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

2UIAS, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Mohali, Chandigarh

*Corresponding Author E-mail: seemakumarisingh@gmail.com

Online published on 10 April, 2019.


Cancer is one of the major cause of mortality every year. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery are most commonly used methods for treatment. There is certain side effect associated with these treatments which includes hair loss, suppression of bone marrow, drug resistance, gastrointestinal lesions, neurologic dysfunction and cardiac toxicity. Therefore, the search for new anticancer agents with better efficacy and lesser side effects has been continued. Natural compounds are good sources for the development of new remedies for different diseases. Thus, we have made an approach to discussed certain phytochemicals which may prove as potential anticancer agents with less toxicity and more effectiveness.



Phytochemicals, anticancer, Sallylcysteine, berberine, diferuloyl methane.


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