Cancer and the Search for Selective Biochemical Inhibitors, Second Edition (Google eBook)

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CRC Press, Jun 25, 2007 - Medical - 480 pages
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The world of medicine has become splintered into two factions, that of orthodoxy and its counterpart, alternative or complementary medicine. A problem with alternative medicine is, of course, that of anecdote and hearsay. The solution: the disclosure, in an unassailable fashion, of the underlying biochemical principles for alternative cancer therapies.

Cancer and the Search for Selective Biochemical Inhibitors, Second Edition delineates the underlying biochemical principles for alternative cancer therapies. Completely revised and updated, this edition includes coverage of the link between concepts and practices of alternative and conventional medicine. The author examines anticancer plant substances and other alternatives such as Vitamin C, essiac tea, shark cartilage, and catís claw. The text also addresses the problem of determining selective and non-toxic enzyme inhibitors for cancer cell metabolic pathways.

While an increased number of allopathic professionals are in tune with alternative therapies, the integration of the two factions is far from the norm. Keeping the same format that made its predecessor a benchmark text, this book compares complementary, alternative, and integrative treatments with chemotherapy and other more traditional treatments.

  

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Contents

Crossroads
1
The Nutritional Brouhaha
4
The Ponderables of Biochemistry
11
Troubles of Mind
17
What Seems to Work
21
Scourges in the Making
22
Remedies in Nature
28
Poisons in Nature
33
Vitamin C
193
Essiac Tea
197
Shark Cartilage
198
CompoundX
199
Bloodroot
200
Condurango
201
Parasites
202
More About the Plant World
204

From the Ordinary to the Bizarre
39
The Environment Naturally and Not So Naturally
40
Where to Go from Here?
46
Cancer Origins and Characteristics
59
Cancer Formation and Oncogenes
62
Types of Cancers
63
Pleomorphism
65
Viral or Microbial Origins and Treatments
67
Viruses and Lysogeny
73
Viruses and Subviruses
75
Antiviral Agents
77
Immune Reactions
78
Vaccines
82
Biochemical Insights
83
The Warburg Cancer Theory
84
Cell Metabolism
88
EnzymeCatalyzed Metabolic Pathways
92
Glycolysis
95
Production of Lactic Acid or Lactate
97
Glutaminolysis
98
Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle
99
Overall Glycolytic Conversions
100
Aerobic Glycolysis
101
Cancer Cell Metabolism vs Normal Cell Metabolism
102
Selective Biochemical Inhibitors
104
Inhibitors of Lactic Acid or Lactate Formation from Pyruvic Acid or Pyruvate
105
Glucose to Lactic Acid
106
The Tricarboxylic Cycle and Respiration
107
Vitamins and Hormones as Inhibitors of Promoters
109
Chemotherapy Drugs as Enzyme Inhibitors
118
More on Folic Acid
121
Enzyme Transformations
123
Starting at the Genetic Level
125
The Functions of DNA
126
The Functions of RNA
127
The Ubiquitous Roles of Proteins
128
Genetics as Science
130
Digestive Processes
134
Carbohydrates
135
Proteases and Their Inhibitors
136
Protein Degradation Rates
138
The Influence of Antibiotics
139
DNA Replication and Alteration
143
DNA Repair
144
DNA Recombination
145
Chemoprevention
146
Commentary
148
Enzymatic Biochemical Treatment Protocols
151
Enzyme Inhibitors
158
Enzyme Inhibition in Modern Medicine
159
Enzyme Inhibitors for Melanoma
164
Dietary Extremes
166
Iron in the Diet
168
Garlic and Allicin and Other SulfurContaining Compounds as Anticancer Agents
172
Aberrations
179
Immunity
180
Cancer Markers
181
HighTech vs LowTech
185
Footdragging on Using Enzyme Inhibitors
186
The Alternative Scene
189
Some Alternatives Information Sources and Assessments
190
Poisonous and Medicinal Plants
213
Plants and Herbs as Agents Against Other Diseases
217
Selectivity
221
The Nitrogen Connection and Immunotherapy
222
Alkaloids and Bioactivity
227
Microorganisms and Immunity
228
In Short Summary
229
Surveying Anticancer Plant Substances
233
Laetrile Quandaries
234
Plants of the American West and Southwest
237
Chaparral
241
Other Plants and Herbs
245
South Africa
246
Soviet Union
248
Australia
249
United States
250
Great Britain
255
Still Other Options
267
Mystique Surrounding Cancer Cures
275
Miscellaneous
276
Some Further Alternatives
277
Successes vs Failures
278
Biological Response
279
On Overcoming the Intractability of Cancer
283
Controversies
299
Heroic Efforts
304
More About CompoundX and the Like
305
An Update on News and Views
311
Cancer Directives
316
The Continuing Legacy of Wayne Martin and Compatriots
321
More of the Latest on Alternatives
336
Magnesium
339
Peripherals
341
Prions
344
More on DNA
347
More on Diet
349
The Navajo and Cancer
351
Cancer Esoterica
355
Electromagnetic Phenomena and Cancer
359
Some Inexplicables
362
Metastasis Resistance and Aberrations
363
More on Immunity
368
Bioterrorism
369
The Halogens and Cause and Cure
371
The Effect of Toxins in the Environment
373
More on Chemotherapy Alkaloids and Other Plant Biochemicals
378
Recourses
380
Circling the Wagons
386
More on Genetic Modification or Engineering
392
Vaccination and Cancer
395
Telomerase Inhibitors
399
Markers for Monitoring Cancer Growth and Remission
400
The Inhibition of Cancerous Stem Cells
403
Cancerous Stem Cells and Immunity
406
Inhibition of Cancerous Stem Cells
408
Tyrosine Kinase
409
Plant Sources for Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors
414
A Summing Up
417
Bibliography
425
Index
449
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