Background: Oral cancer is the life threatening disease causing mortality. The majority of
chemotherapeutic anticancer agents are toxic to healthy tissues, have poor bioavailability and affect
the quality of life of the patients.
Objective: The main challenge in the treatment of oral cancer is the effective and safe delivery of
chemotherapeutic anticancer drugs. This present review deals with the recent advancement in the nanotechnologies
and its probable applications in the oral cancer treatment.
Methods: This review includes a gist of suitable literature.
Results: Nanotechnology brings novel methodologies or modifications in current anticancer therapies
to improve individual wellbeing and survival.
Conclusion: Nanotechnology put forward the potential of increasing the efficacy of the therapy and
targeted drug delivery, which in turn increase drug absorption and bioavailability at the site of tumour.
Different nanocarriers include liposomes, polymeric nanoparticles, inorganic nanoparticles, combinational
(polymeric- inorganic) nanoparticles, magnetic nanoparticles, nanolipids, hydrogels, dendrimers
and polymeric micelles. This review confers development of new drug delivery approaches for effective
therapeutic outcomes and abating the toxicity to healthy tissues.