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Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1568-0266
ISSN (Online): 1873-4294

Nanoparticles vs Cancer: A Multifuncional Tool

Author(s): Celia N. Sanchez-Dominguez, Hugo L. Gallardo-Blanco, Arturo A. Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Andrea V. Vela-Gonzalez and Margarita Sanchez-Dominguez

Volume 14, Issue 5, 2014

Page: [664 - 675] Pages: 12

DOI: 10.2174/1568026614666140118213316

Price: $65


Nanotechnology is revolutionizing the development of different branches of science. The investigation of nanomaterials in the battle against cancer is not an exception. The main goal of this contribution is to bring an overview about the types of organic and inorganic nanomaterials that are under investigation for its applications in different aspects of cancer therapy: detection, diagnosis, contrast agents, controlled drug delivery, and hyperthermia. This review also includes fundamental aspects such as basic properties and synthesis of nanoparticles, with an emphasis on the use of selfassembed systems such as micelles, microemulsions, nanoemulsions, and liposomes.

Keywords: Nanoparticles; cancer; microemulsions; multifunctional nanomedicine.

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