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Methods other than Experimental Animals for Screening Antitumor Compounds

Amro Abd Al Fattah Amara

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Some scientists avoid the work with experimental animals. For that, it is important to describe alternative methods. In this review, some bioassays were described as an alternative for the experimental animals. The concept of cancer formation was discussed to show why such bioassays are useful for detecting antitumor compounds. The bioassays described in this review are technical, practical and recommended as a preliminary screening of large samples for the existences of antitumor activities. Such bioassays could reduce the pain of the experimental animals.

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Plant; Antitumor; Bioassays

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