Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy 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.
- Provides an examination of nanoparticle delivery systems for cancer treatment, illustrating how the use of nanotechnology can help provide more effective chemotherapeutic treatments
- Examines, in detail, the different types of nanomaterials used in cancer therapy, also explaining the effect of each
- Provides a cogent overview of recent developments in the use of nanostructured materials in chemotherapeutics, allowing readers to quickly familiarize themselves with this area
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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
Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.
Anton Ficai is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. His research activity is mainly focused on biomaterials for bone healing and treatment. He has been involved in various projects dealing with bone cancer treatment and pain management (especially associated with bone cancer). His patent application related to bone cancer treatment was recently awarded with the Gold Medal by "BRUSSELS INNOVA - The World Exhibition on Inventions, Research and New Technologies. Anton Ficai is also active in the field of synthesis and characterization of drug delivery systems, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, biomaterials or antimicrobial materials, etc. Dr Ficai serves on he Editorial Board of three journals, and has also been the guest editor of Current Pharmaceutical Design.
He has been awarded over 20 prizes for his academic and research activity, and was invited as Visiting Professor of University of Beira Interior. He has given oral presentations at more than 10 international conferences and published over 100 papers and 12 books and book chapters.