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Almost 10 million people are diagnosed worldwide with cancer every year, the disease that is believed to be preventable. According to World Health Organization, cancer incidence and cancer-related deaths will double within next twenty years. Most of the new cases will emerge from developing countries like India due to changing lifestyle.

To identify cancer drugs that are safe, affordable and effective is a challenge to modern medicine. The realization that cancer is a multi-genic disease, inhibition of a single gene or pathway is unlikely to treat the disease. It has been shown that 74% drugs approved by the FDA within last decade for cancer are based on natural products. To design a drug that is safe, multi-targeted and yet affordable, the focus has turned to traditional medicine such as Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a traditional healing system originated in India approximately 6,000 years ago.

Ayurveda is a holistic healing system, which is designed to promote good health and longevity rather than only curing a disease (therapy). Therefore, in most of the cases, a combination of herbs and plants (which are even part of staple food) are recommended for treatment. It is quite possible that a so-called crude herbal formulation has a combination of compounds, where one compound either potentiates the effect of other, or increases the bioavailability, or reduces the toxicity. The current conference will highlight the role and principles of traditional medicine in light of modern medicine for cancer treatment.

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7th International conference
Program Schedule- February 2018

Cancer prevention and treatment:
From Ancient Medicine to Modern Medicine
IIT Madras, Chennai, India

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  Society for Translational Cancer Research
www. translationalcancerresearch.org
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Department of Biotechnology
Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences
Chennai – 600036, India


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