New Perspectives in Glioblastoma: Nanoparticles-based Approaches

Author(s): Rosa Luciano, Giulia Battafarano, Rossana Saracino, Michela Rossi, Antonio Perrotta, Melania Manco, Maurizio Muraca, Andrea Del Fattore

Journal Name: Current Cancer Drug Targets

Volume 17 , Issue 3 , 2017

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Glioblastoma multiforme represents one of the most aggressive tumor of central nervous system. Current therapy includes surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. These treatments are rarely curative and glioma are associated with a poor prognosis. Nanomedicine represents the most innovative branch of medicine since many studies demonstrated great advantage in the diagnosis and therapy of several diseases. In this review we will summarize the results obtained by the use of nanoparticles and extracellular vesicles in glioblastoma. A great interest is raising from these studies that underlined the efficacy and specificity of this treatment for glioma, reducing side-effects associated with conventional therapies.

Keywords: Glioblastoma, nanomedicine, nanoparticles, extracellular vesicles.

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Article Details

Year: 2017
Published on: 13 August, 2016
Page: [203 - 220]
Pages: 18
DOI: 10.2174/1568009616666160813190732
Price: $65

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