In Vitro Bioassay Techniques for Anticancer Drug Discovery and Development

Dhanya Sunil, Pooja R Kamath, Raghu Chandrashekhar H

May 1, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 105 Pages - 53 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138725829 - CAT# K32289


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  • Provides a user-friendly, one-stop, comprehensive and coherent foundation for in vitro anticancer drug development

  • An essential guide to young investigators starting a program on natural resources in the anticancer area from biodiversity-rich countries

  • This handbook presents old and new protocols that are relevant to cancer drug screening

  • The reader is offered an insight into the intricate processes in drug discovery and the importance and role of in vitro bioassays for screening compounds and their specific applications in the assessment of therapies for cancer

  • Useful for any pharmaceutical researcher or medicinal chemist researching the principles behind clinically relevant methods, ideas and techniques in this field


This comprehensive and useful handbook represents a definitive up-to-date compendium of key in vitro bioassay methods that are employed to quantify and validate the anticancer activity of a drug candidate before it makes its way in to animal or clinical trials.

In Vitro Bioassay Techniques for Anticancer Drug Discovery and Development covers the screening and evaluation of potential drug candidates in a wide category of anticancer assays demonstrating the specific ways in which various pharmaceutical bioassays interpret the activity of drug molecules. The major emphasis of the book is to present those bioassays which can be readily set up and practiced in any laboratory with limited funds, facilities or technical know-how.