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Current Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 0929-8673
ISSN (Online): 1875-533X

Review Article

Green Synthesized Nanomaterials as Theranostic Platforms for Cancer Treatment: Principles, Challenges and the Road Ahead

Author(s): Pala Rajasekharreddy, Chao Huang, Siddhardha Busi, Jobina Rajkumari, Ming-Hong Tai and Gang Liu*

Volume 26, Issue 8, 2019

Page: [1311 - 1327] Pages: 17

DOI: 10.2174/0929867324666170309124327

Price: $65


With the emergence of nanotechnology, new methods have been developed for engineering various nanoparticles for biomedical applications. Nanotheranostics is a burgeoning research field with tremendous prospects for the improvement of diagnosis and treatment of various cancers. However, the development of biocompatible and efficient drug/gene delivery theranostic systems still remains a challenge. Green synthetic approach of nanoparticles with low capital and operating expenses, reduced environmental pollution and better biocompatibility and stability is a latest and novel field, which is advantageous over chemical or physical nanoparticle synthesis methods. In this article, we summarize the recent research progresses related to green synthesized nanoparticles for cancer theranostic applications, and we also conclude with a look at the current challenges and insight into the future directions based on recent developments in these areas.

Keywords: Green synthesis, nanoparticles, theranostics, biocompatibility, cancer, bio-imaging.

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