Cancer is the most dangerous disease to haunt the mankind in the
world today. Generally, the overall cancer mortality rates are similar in both
the sexes. The reasons for most of these deaths are inefficacy and failure of
the current methods of treatments or the unavailability of treatment options.
The researchers of the world are actively integrating nanotechnology of
treating of various cancers. The development of smart nanocarriers is one of
the most important innovations in this direction. The nanocarriers of the
different materials are being developed to improve the efficacy of current
treatments. The present article describes the role of nanotechnology in
cancer treatment emphasizing cancer nanotherapy, nanocarriers for drug
delivery, types and the mechanisms of the nanocarriers. Besides, the efforts
are made to discuss the recent advances in the nanocarriers, current
challenges and the future prospective.
Keywords: Current challenges, Future prospective, Mechanisms of action, Nano-anticancer drugs,
Nanocarriers, Recent advances.
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