340 страниц. 2012 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Today cancer is the most deadly disease on our planet. It strikes young and old of all nations leaving tragic suffering and pain. The goal is to find a new hope for cancer patients and make use of natural resources to find a cure for this disease. Our study on two Egyptian desert plants which are Calligonum comosum and Acacia nilotica, revealed that they possess a strong antioxidant and cytotoxic activity, so further phytochemical investigation of both plants was carried out to specify their bioactive fractions and isolate the major compounds.