Advances in Anticancer & Marine Drug Research: An Overview
Pandey K* and Chalamala C
Journal Title:Open Access Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Out of earth’s total surface area, more than 70% is covered with marine/salty water. World oldest, most revered & holy texts, the Vedas, term the Ocean as ‘Ratnakar’, or the bestower of immense riches. From times immemorial the oceans have been a source of inspiration, awe & adventure for Humankind. Modern science for the first time in the nineteen fifties discovered for the first time, potent bioactive, chemical compounds from marine organisms. Apart from Marine & Natural Products Drug research, several Vascular Disruptive agents, as anticancer drugs have also been synthesized. Thus, today we have a diverse range of better anticancer agents.