eBook Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy, 1st Edition

  • Alexandru Grumezescu
  • Anton Ficai
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  • ISBN-10: 0323461506
  • ISBN-13: 9780323461504
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 920 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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This book discusses the available preclinical and clinical nanoparticle technology platforms and their impact on cancer therapy, including current trends and developments in the use of nanostructured materials in chemotherapy and chemotherapeutics. In particular, coverage is given to the applications of gold nanoparticles and quantum dots in cancer therapies. In addition to the multifunctional nanomaterials involved in the treatment of cancer, other topics covered include nanocomposites that can target tumoral cells and the release of antitumoral therapeutic agents. The book is an up-to-date overview that covers the inorganic and organic nanostructures involved in the diagnostics and treatment of cancer.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
Foreword of the Series.
1: Nanotechnology for Personalized Medicine: Cancer Research, Diagnosis, and Therapy.
2: Bioengineered Nanomaterials for Chemotherapy.
3: Biofunctionalized Nanomaterials for Targeting Cancer Cells.
4: Improving Chemotherapy Drug Delivery by Nanoprecision Tools.
5: RIPL Peptide as a Novel Cell-Penetrating and Homing Peptide: Design, Characterization, and Application to Liposomal Nanocarriers for Hepsin-Specific Intracellular Drug Delivery.
6: Progress of Nanoparticles Research in Cancer Therapy and Diagnosis.
7: Interfacial Engineering of Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapeutics.
8: Nanotechnological Approaches Toward Cancer Chemotherapy.
9: Cancer Therapies: Applications, Nanomedicines and Nanotoxicology.
10: Multifunctional Polymeric Micelles as Therapeutic Nanostructures: Targeting, Imaging, and Triggered Release.
11: Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Therapy of Skin Cancers Through Nanotechnological Approaches.
12: Design of Nanoparticle Structures for Cancer Immunotherapy.
13: Recent Advances of Folate-Targeted Anticancer Therapies and Diagnostics: Current Status and Future Prospectives.
14: Anticancer Efficiency of Curcumin-Loaded Invertible Polymer Micellar Nanoassemblies.
15: Dose Enhancement Effect in Radiotherapy: Adding Gold Nanoparticles to Tumor in Cancer Treatment.
16: Silver-Based Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy.
17: Ligand-Decorated Polysaccharide Nanocarriers for Targeting Therapeutics to Hepatocytes.
18: Targeted Delivery of Anticancer Drugs: New Trends in Lipid Nanocarriers.
19: Nanoparticles for Magnetic Hyperthermia.
20: Nanotechnology: A Challenge in Hard Tissue Engineering with Emphasis on Bone Cancer Therapy.
21: Combination Therapy of Macromolecules and Small Molecules: Approaches, Advantages, and Limitations.
22: Nanosized Drug Delivery Systems as Radiopharmaceuticals.
23: Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles: A Promising Multifunctional Drug Delivery System.
24: Cancer Therapies Based on Enzymatic Amino Acid Depletion.
25: Self-Emulsifying Delivery Systems: One Step Ahead in Improving Solubility of Poorly Soluble Drugs.
26: Near-Infrared Light-Responsive Nanotherapeutic Agents: Application in Medical Oncology.
27: Current Aspects of Breast Cancer Therapy and Diagnosis Based on a Nanocarrier Approach.
28: Natural Plant-Derived Anticancer Drugs Nanotherapeutics: A Review on Preclinical to Clinical Success.
29: Nanotherapy: A Next Generation Hallmark for Combating Cancer.
30: Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy: From Targeting to Selective Toxicology.