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Books by John Boik

Books by John Boik

Prior to obtaining his PhD, John Boik wrote two highly acclaimed books on the subject of natural compounds and cancer therapy. The first was Cancer and Natural Medicine (1996). The second was Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy (2001). Both were praised by medical, oncology, and health journals. His latest book is Economic Direct Democracy (2014).

Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy

Boik, John. Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy. Oregon Medical Press, 2001, paperback, 520 pages, 8.5" x11", $32.00, ISBN: 0-9648280-1-4.

Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy is a classic reference work for patients and medical professionals interested in use of nontoxic botanical compounds in the treatment of cancer. It offers a snapshot of the field circa 2001, and its insights are still pertinent today. Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy was among the first books to discuss the use of natural products against cancer from a systems biology perspective. If you are a cancer patient, doctor, nurse, pharmacist, scientist, or herbalist, or simply have an interest in cancer or alternative medicine, you will find Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy a highly informative and useful resource.

The book is now back in print and can be purchased at Amazon for $32. It can also be downloaded in PDF form here on a donation basis.


  • Positive Health: A "masterpiece."
  • Choice, Association of College & Research Libraries: "One of the best in the field of herbal medicine"
  • Pharmaceutical Biology: A "jewel"
  • Journal of Natural Products: "An informative and provocative book"
  • Bloomsbury Review: "a must-have for anyone interested in botanical medicine"

Additional reviews are available.

Cancer and Natural Medicine

Boik, John. Cancer and Natural Medicine: A Textbook of Basic Science and Clinical Research. Oregon Medical Press, 1996, paperback, 331 pages, 8.5" x 11" $28.00, ISBN: 0-9648280-0-6.

Reviews and a table of contents are available. The book is now out of print but can be purchased new or used at Amazon for roughly $14 to $75.

Economic Direct Democracy

Dr. Boik's latest book is Economic Direct Democracy: A Framework to End Poverty and Maximize Well-Being, available from Amazon. For more information, see the Principled Societies Project website.


Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy can be downloaded on a donation basis.

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