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Current Drug Targets


ISSN (Print): 1389-4501
ISSN (Online): 1873-5592

Review Article

Application and Future Prospect of Extracellular Matrix Targeted Nanomaterials in Tumor Theranostics

Author(s): Wenyou Fang, Dan Su, Wenjie Lu, Nan Wang, Rong Mao, Yuan Chen, Kunkun Ge, Aizong Shen* and Rongfeng Hu*

Volume 22 , Issue 8 , 2021

Published on: 27 January, 2021

Page: [913 - 921] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/1389450122666210127100430

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Systemic chemotherapy and radiotherapy have been widely used in clinics for several decades, but their disadvantages, such as systemic cytotoxicity and severe side effects, are the biggest obstacle to maximum therapeutic efficacy. In recent years, the impact of extracellular matrix components in tumor progression has gained the attention of researchers, and with the rapid development of nanomaterials, extracellular matrix targeted nanomaterials have become a promising strategy in tumor theranostics. In this review, we will outline the recent and relevant examples of various tumor extracellular matrix targeted nanomaterials applied in tumor therapy and imaging. And we will discuss the challenges and prospects of nanomaterials for future tumor therapy.

Keywords: Nanomaterials, antitumor, extracellular matrix, microspheres, micelles, nanorods.

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