In this 21st century, cancer has become one of the most common reasons for death. Incidence for cancer has increased abruptly due to the changes in the life style and various other reasons. Hence, scientists all over the world are working to find new treatment methods for the various types of cancer. Anti-cancer drugs also called as anti-neoplastic drugs are those that are used to treat malignancies or cancerous growth. These anti- cancer drugs can either be used alone or in combination with other treatment methods. Several different classes of anti-cancer drugs has been formulated by the scientists and there mode of action and usage depends upon the type of cancer or the organs. The mechanism of action of these drugs also various between the normal and cancerous cells. In addition to the cancerous cells these drugs also affect the normal cells whose proliferation rate is high like hair follicle, ovaries and testes and blood cells. Thus resulting in various kinds of side effects. Therefore there arises the continues need for formulating new drugs with high potential. Anti-cancer drug journals comprises of all those articles that gives information regarding the new treatment methodologies and the drugs that can be used in the treatment.
Last date updated on June, 2014