TY - CHAP A1 - Gailene Tobin A2 - Ruwani Kalupahana A3 - Marianna Kulka ED1 - Marianna Kulka Y1 - 2013-06-19 PY - 2013 T1 - Plant Based Natural Products and Breast Cancer: Considering Multi-Faceted Disease Aspects, Past Successes, and Promising Future Interventions N2 - The medicinal use of plants, animals and microorganisms has been a part of human evolution and likely began before recorded history. Is it possible that this knowledge can be used to create powerful new drugs and solve some of the human health problems facing us today? This book is a collection of an expert team of agronomists, chemists, biologists and policy makers who discuss some of the processes involved in developing a naturally-sourced bioactive compound into a drug therapy. These experts define a natural compound and elucidate the processes required to find, extract and define a naturally-derived bioactive molecule. Finally, they describe the necessity for understanding the fundamental mechanisms of disease before applying bioactive molecules in bioassay-guided drug discovery platforms. BT - Using Old Solutions to New Problems SP - Ch. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/55794 DO - 10.5772/55794 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-28 ER -