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Current Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 0929-8673
ISSN (Online): 1875-533X

Review Article

Advances in Nanocarriers for Anticancer Drugs Delivery

Author(s): Imran Ali, Mohammad Nadeem Lone, Mohammad Suhail, Sofi Danish Mukhtar and Leonid Asnin

Volume 23 , Issue 20 , 2016

Page: [2159 - 2187] Pages: 29

DOI: 10.2174/0929867323666160405111152

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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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