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Insight View on Possible Role of Fluoroquinolones in Cancer Therapy

[ Vol. 13 , Issue. 16 ]


Prabodh C. Sharma, Monika Chaudhary, Archana Sharma, Mona Piplani, Harish Rajak and Om Prakash   Pages 2076 - 2096 ( 21 )


Cancer is a disease without limits turning out to be prime cause for raising death toll around the world. Several treatment strategies including chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy are being employed worldwide to combat this disease. Due to the unwanted effects of currently available therapies, scientific community is immensely interested in exploring newer alternative pathways. Fluoroquinolones have been employed as potent anti-microbial agents for last few decades and now being looked up as potential therapeutic agents in the other ailments also. Several research endeavours are carried out in different parts of the world to focus on the prospective role of fluoroquinolones in carcinogenesis and mutagenesis. This article is an earnest attempt to present recent research work carried out on fluoroquinolones in the context to cancer treatment therapies.


Fluoroquinolones, anti-cancer, anti-proliferative, anti-tumour, antibiotics.


Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra-136119, INDIA.

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