Dendrimers for Colorectal cancer Applications

last updated: 2021-02-03
ProjectHarvey Research Prize 2017 :: publications list
TitleDendrimers for Colorectal cancer Applications
Publication TypeReview Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsCarvalho M. R., Oliveira J. M., and Reis R. L.
Abstract Text

ancer nanotechnology is a prolific field of research, where nanotools are employed to diagnose and treat cancer with unprecedented precision. Targeted drug delivery is fundamental for more efficient cancer treatments. For this, nanoparticles have been extensively used during the past few years in order to improve the specificity, selectivity and controlled release of drug delivery. It holds potential in minimizing systemic toxicity through the development of functionalized particles for targeted treatment. Among all the type of nanoparticles, dendrimers display several advantages, which make them ideal candidates for improved and targeted drug delivery in cancer research. Dendrimers can transport large amounts of drug into specific areas. In addition, they can be employed for monitoring the progress of the treatment process, with an unprecedented theranostic capability. Special emphasis is given to colorectal cancer and to the preferred employed strategies for producing drug-loaded/functionalized NPs for cancer therapy in the past few years.

JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry B
Date Published2020-01-09
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Keywordscolorecta cancer, Dendrimers, Nanoparticles
Peer reviewedyes

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