Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and is responsible for one in six mortalities. Furthermore, around 70% of cancer deaths in the last decade occurred in developing countries. Cancer treatments are extremely expensive and the effectiveness of chemotherapeutic drugs is limited. Consequently, treatment becomes unaffordable due to high cost, the ability to tolerate, and side-effects of these drugs resulting in increased suffering and mortality. However, around 30% of all cancer deaths could be prevented by a change in lifestyle and diet. It is well known that phytochemicals, derived from plants consumed as part of our diet, are powerful bioactive compounds and have an important role in cancer chemoprevention. In this special issue on "Phytochemicals and Cancer Chemoprevention" we will assemble articles on potential anticancer phytochemicals and agents, their molecular targets, and mechanisms of actions. Understanding the mechanism(s) of plant-derived agents against cancer will lead to a new dimension of drug invention and targets for successful intervention.
1. Herman Yeger Program in Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada.
2. Md Afjalus Siraj Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP), University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, USA.
3. Fumio Shimamoto Faculty of Health Sciences, Hiroshima Shudo University, Hiroshima, Japan.
4. Grzegorz Grynkiewicz Pharmaceutical Institute, Warsaw, Masovian District, Poland.
5. Qasim Alhadidi Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center 292A, University of Toledo, Toledo, USA.
6. Robert Smith Park University, Parkville, USA.
7. Zally Torres Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
8. Ajay Bommareddy Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, USA.
9. Farrukh Aqil Department of Medicine and JG Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, USA.
10. John M. Pezzuto College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, USA.
11. Richard L Eckert Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.
12. Maryam Foroozesh Department of Chemistry, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, USA.
13. Gary L Firestone Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and The Cancer Research Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA.
14. Nagi B. Kumar H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Inc., Cancer Epidemiology, MRC/CANCONT, Tampa, USA.
15. Mei Zhang Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA.
16. Randolph Arroo Leicester School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK.
17. Agustín Rascón-Chu Biotechnology, Research Center for Food and Development (CIAD), Hermosillo, Mexico.
18. Nabiha Yusuf Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA.
19. Farrukh Afaq Department of Dermatology and Skin Diseases Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA.
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