Cervical cancer is uterine cervix carcinoma, the second deadly cancer and has a high incidence
and mortality rate. In the developing world conventional treatment strategies such as surgical
intervention and chemoradiotherapy are less widely available. Currently cancer research focuses on
improving treatment of cervical cancer using various therapies such as gene therapy, recombinant protein
therapy, photodynamic therapy, photothermal therapy and delivery of chemotherapeutic agents using
nanoparticles, hydrogel and liposomal based delivery systems and also localized delivery systems
which exist in a variety of forms such as intravaginal rings, intravaginal patches, intravaginal films,
etc. in order to improve the drug delivery in a controlled manner to the diseased site thereby reducing systemic side effects.
The present review encloses existing diverse delivery systems and approaches intended for treatment of cervical
Keywords: Angiogenesis, cervical cancer, delivery systems, drug targets, human papillomavirus, neoplasia.
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