Dietary supplements and nutraceuticals such as Vitamin A and D, Omega-3 and probiotics are used as part of the cancer treatment as complimenting the main therapy. Several Nutraceuticals have shown to boost the immune responses, while emerging clinical studies and other research suggests that some plant-based agents may, indeed, impact late-stage cancer, influencing molecular processes corrupted by tumor cells to evade detection, expand clonally, and invade surrounding tissues. 

Advances in Nutraceutical Applications in Cancer: Recent Research Trends and Clinical Applications

is an attempt to collect evidence and related clinical information of application of Nutraceuticals to be used in cancer treatment or compliment the cancer treatment. It contains 16 chapters written by experts in related field’s and covers many different aspects of the formulation and development of Nutraceuticals for cancer applications. This book covers efficacy, safety and toxicological aspects of nutraceuticals. It also addresses various novel drug delivery systems of nutraceuticals with anticancer properties, as well as nutraceuticals as supplements for cancer prevention.


  • Offers a comprehensive view of neutraceuticals’ role in cancer prevention and treatment

  • Covers the applications and implications of neutraceuticals in prostate, colorectal, breast and gynecological cancers

  • Discusses the principles of neutrigenomics and neutrigenetics in cancer prevention

  • Explors the role of probiotics and micronutrients in cancer treatment and prevention

Nutraceuticals can alter the gut microbiota. Gut microbiome undergoes changes during the disease status and followed by the cancer treatment. Nutraceutical’s role in proliferation and prevention of gynecological cancers, nutraceutical’s role in proliferation and prevention of prostate cancer and role of micronutrients in cancer prevention, both pros and cons, are some of the topics discussed in various chapters in this book. This book is addressed to scientists, clinicians, and students who are working in the area of Nutraceutical applications in cancer treatment.

chapter 1|18 pages

Role of Micronutrients in Cancer Prevention and Intervention—Pros and Cons

ByAnjelika Chatwal, Yashwant V. Pathak

chapter 2|20 pages

Nutraceuticals as Supplements for Cancer Prevention

ByNicholas Micciche, Brianna Choyce, Yashwant V. Pathak

chapter 3|21 pages

Nutraceutical’s Role in Proliferation and Prevention of Prostate Cancer

ByRaghunandan Yendapally, Donald Sikazwe

chapter 4|54 pages

Nutraceutical’s Role in Proliferation and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

ByMayur M. Patel, Shruti U. Rawal, Jayvadan K. Patel

chapter 5|17 pages

Nutraceuticals’ Role in Proliferation and Prevention of Breast Cancer

BySadaf Aslam, Beata Casanas

chapter 6|19 pages

Nutraceutical’s Role in Proliferation and Prevention of Gynecological Cancers

ByAaishwarya B. Deshmukh, Jayvadan K. Patel, Bharat Mishra

chapter 7|18 pages

Mechanism and Role of Probiotics in Suppressing Bowel Cancer

ByAaishwarya B. Deshmukh, Jayvadan K. Patel, Bharat Mishra

chapter 8|20 pages

Effect of Nutraceuticals on Gut Microbiota—What Is the Deal in Cancer?

ByAndréa Burgess, Asra Sami, Sheeba Varghese Gupta

chapter 9|16 pages

Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics in Cancer Prevention

ByKomal Parmar, Jayvadan K. Patel

chapter 10|31 pages

Novel Drug Delivery Systems for Nutraceuticals with Anticancer Properties

ByPriyanka Bhatt, Imran Vhora, Rohan Lalani

chapter 11|29 pages

Delivery Strategies and Formulation Approaches of Anticancer Nutraceuticals

BySunita Dahiya, Rajiv Dahiya

chapter 12|22 pages

Efficacy, Safety, and Toxicological Aspects of Nutraceuticals

ByJayvadan K. Patel, Anita Patel

chapter 13|16 pages

Dietary Habits and Susceptibility to Various Cancers

ByKimberly Padawer, Yashwant V. Pathak

chapter 14|17 pages

Indian Diet and Cancer Prevention

ByVasudha Pritipaul, Asra Sami, Sheeba Varghese Gupta

chapter 15|16 pages

Dietary Isoflavones-Mechanism and Efficacy in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

ByRicha Dayaramani, Jayvadan K. Patel