Nanopharmacology and Nanotoxicology: Clinical Implications and Methods

Advances in Nanopharmacology: Cancer Treatment

Author(s): Soheila Montazersaheb, Raheleh Farahzadi* and Afsaneh Farjami *

Pp: 50-81 (32)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815079692123010006

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Nanotechnology has attracted considerable attention in the biomedical field, especially in cancer therapy. Nanomedicines are superior to current approaches in cancer treatment due to their unique properties and advantages. Along this line, nanotechnology-based therapeutics can offer greater effectiveness with minimal or no side effects. In other words, the inherent limitations of conventional cancer therapies have led to the development of more effective and safer treatments. In this regard, a variety of nanocarriers have been developed for cancer treatment with high specificity, selectivity, biocompatibility, multi-functionality, and precise sustained-release properties. The focus of this book chapter is therefore on several advancements in nano-based approaches and the potential applications of nanomedicines for hematological malignancies and solid tumors with the hope of developing a robust and efficient nanotherapeutic modality.

Keywords: Cancer, Nano-drugs, Nanotechnology, Oxidative stress.

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