Background: As long as breast cancer is one of the leading cancers for
women in the world, it is understandable and has justified the interest for studies in
medicine to lead to an increase in demand for materials that can fulfill specific functions
to enhance the therapeutic effects.
Objective: The review is focused on the research and the current progress in the development
of self-assembled structures based on natural and/or synthetic polymers,
functionalized or not with various targeting molecules, focusing especially on the
recent publications and patents that describe these nanostructures and highlight their
potential applications in breast cancer therapy.
Conclusion: The paper may help in designing better therapy for the evasion of efflux pumps in the cancer
cells and to overcome resistance to chemotherapeutic agents which is a major impediment in the treatment
of various types of cancers including breast cancer.