Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (Vol. V )Cancer is a major killer disease in most developed and underdeveloped countries. It is a growing public health menace, and more than six million new cases of this disease are reported every year. To our rescue, nature has provided a rich storehouse of herbal remedies to cure all ailments of humankind. Plant products have been a source of medicinal agents since time immemorial. Sensing the importance and anticancerous properties of plants, articles of this book have been compiled to give a clear cut picture on the subject, and also help the medical practitioners to keep abreast of the latest developments. This book, first of its kind, is the outcome of concerted efforts of a large number of experts, who have not only recorded their ideas in the form of review articles, but also have shared their thoughts which would be very valuable to the users of this text. The wide coverage, expertise of the contributors and potential for practical use of the contents of this book will be of immense utility and will cater to the immediate needs of the students, researchers, faculty members, and the medical fraternity. Features : Recent advances in biotechnology. Anticancerous herbal drugs of future. Cancer and phytotherapy. Camptothecins, lignans and taxol. Anticancer agents with unique mechanism of action. Plant derived chemotherapeutic anticancer agents.