A Review on Exploring Better Safety Prospects in Managing Cancer using Liposomal Combinations of Food Bioactive Compounds and Anticancer Drugs: Combisomes

Author(s): Akhilesh Dubey, Ravi G. Shriram, Sally A. El-Zahaby*

Journal Name: Current Drug Delivery

Volume 18 , Issue 8 , 2021

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Nowadays, cancer is one of the deadliest diseases affecting an annually enormous number of people. Around 9.6 million people had died from different cancer types in 2018. Chemotherapy is considered to be a mainline treatment, and systemic administration of a single anticancer agent is also considered a vital clinical debacle of chemotherapy in cancer management. The formulators have been focusing currently onto procuring maximum benefit with the lowest aftereffects and maximum safety and efficacy for the patients undergoing chemotherapy. This review offers a perspective on the future developments of encapsulating food bioactive compounds with anticancer agents in a multifunctional single nanoliposomal delivery system. In the last decade, the paradigm shift was seen in formulating drug delivery systems for cancer treatment. Currently, food bioactive compounds are being taken as a hot subject by researchers, especially for the treatment of cancer owing to both preventative and curative quality. This review collects the utilization of liposomes in the delivery of anticancer drugs by encapsulating with food bioactive compounds by the oral administration. The authors coined the name of this combination is “Combisomes” as a fourth generation liposomes. Authors opine that “Combisomes” can tackle cancer minimizing side effects encountered from the usual anticancer agents. “Combisomes” will purvey a safe platform for the delivery of food bioactive compounds and anticancer agents for managing cancer with better safety prospects.

Keywords: Cancer, chemotherapy, liposomes, combisome, food bioactive compounds, probiotics.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 20 January, 2021
Page: [1093 - 1108]
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.2174/1567201818999210120203904
Price: $95

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