Cancer is a major malignancy which has claimed numerous lives worldwide. Despite huge
resources being utilized to develop cancer therapeutics, no effective cure has been found so far. Hence
there is a need to look at emerging technologies for a solution. Nanoparticle is one such technology
that has become feasible and popular in the past few years. Though, it has not emerged as a drug delivery
platform of choice for cancer therapeutics it has shown enormous promise. Different types of
materials such as polymer, lipid, magnet, metal based nanoparticles have been developed to enhance
the effectiveness of current treatment. This manuscript will review different aspects of nanoparticles and recent research
advances and patents for treatment of cancer.
Keywords: Amphiphilic, chemotherapy, drug delivery, lipid, nanotechnology, polymer, targeting moiety, tumor.
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