K. Saravanan, PhD, is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Assistant Professor of Zoology, Nehru Memorial College, an affiliated institution of Bharathidasan University, Tamilnadu, India. He has been engaged in teaching, research, and writing for over 15 years. Chukwuebuka Egbuna is a chartered chemist, a chemical analyst, and an academic researcher. He has had many roles at New Divine Favor Pharmaceutical Industry Limited, Nigeria, and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Nigeria. He has published research articles on phytochemistry as well as the 3-volume book Phytochemistry with AAP. Horne Iona Averal, PhD, is Associate Professor at Holy Cross College, Trichy, India. She has received many awards and honors and has been engaged with many academic roles at several colleges and universities. Dr. Averal has published four nucleotide sequences in the NCBI-GENBANK. S. Kannan, PhD, is a specialist in cancer biology and nanomedicine. He has held many roles at national and international academic and scientific bodies and has published a large number of research articles and books in his field. S. Elavarasi, PhD, is Assistant Professor at Holy Cross College, an affiliated institution of Bharathidasan University, Tamilnadu, India. She has been engaged in teaching and research for more than eight years. She has published research articles, book chapters, and books. Bir Bahadur, PhD, was formerly Professor, Chairman, and Head of the Department, as well as Dean of the Faculty of Science at Kakatiya University in Warangal, India. A prolific writer and editor, he received many awards and honors during his long career, including being named as an Eminent Botanist of India.
This book extrapolates the recent advancements, emerging trends, and novel innovations and speculates about the future perspective in the discovery of drugs for the treatment of cancer and diabetes. As a complete package for the readers, this book provides a valuable window on the revolutionary sector of drug discovery. Part I and Part II of the book together provides comprehensive content to understand the theoretical aspect as well as practical advances and research discoveries. The novel approach of depicting the role of plants and the potential of phytochemicals as antidiabetic and anticancer drugs is a key feature. -From the Foreword by Dr. P. Padmanabhan, Deputy Director, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore