Handbook of Nanomaterials for Cancer Theranostics focuses on recent developments in advanced theranostic nanomedicines from a chemical and biological perspective where the advantages of theranostics are achieved by combining multiple components. The authors explore the pros and cons of theranostic nanomaterials developed in cancer research in the last 15 years, with the different strategies compared and scrutinized. In addition, the book explores how nanomaterials may overcome the regulatory hurdles facing theranostic nanomedicines.
This is an important research reference for postgraduates and researchers in nanomedicine and cancer research who want to learn more on how nanomaterials can help create more effective cancer treatments.
- Highlights the development of smart theranostic nanomaterials to tackle biomedical problems in cancer therapy and diagnostics
- Explores the regulatory hurdles facing theranostic nanomedicine
- Discusses how the use of nanomaterials can help create more effective cancer treatments
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1. The Emerging Role of Multifunctional Theranostic Materials in Cancer Nanomedicine 2. Self-Assembled Nanogels: From Particles to Scaffolds and Membranes 3. Single and Multiphoton Responsive Nanomaterials for the Investigation of Cancer Microenvironment 4. Graphene as 2D Nano-Theranostic Materials for Cancer 5. Applications of Plasmonic Nanomaterials for Phototriggered Theranostics 6. Bioengineered Ferritin Nanoprobes for Cancer Theranostics 7. The Role of Nanoscience in Cancer Diagnosis 8. Nanotheranostics and Their Potential in the Management of Metastatic Cancer 9. Targeted Nanotheranostics for Selective Drug Delivery in Cancer 10. Considerations for the Human Health Implications of Nanotheranostics 11. Nanomaterials for Theranostics of Gastric Cancer 12. Nanomaterial Based Photo-Triggered Drug Delivery Strategies for Cancer Theranostics 13. Bio-Nano Interactions 14. Inorganic Nanotheranostic Platforms for Rapid and Reliable Molecular Profiling of Diseases 15. Hydrogels as a New Platform to Recapitulate the Tumor Microenvironment 16. Lipid-Based Nanosystems for the Delivery of siRNA: Challenges and Trends 17. Multiparametric Preclinical Assessment of Theranostics Materials 18. RNAi Nanomaterials and Nanovehicles: Inorganic Nanoparticles for RNAi 19. Theranostic Magnetic Nanoparticles as Molecular Imaging Agents for siRNA Delivery
Joao Conde is an independent researcher formally at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and Queen Mary University, London, UK. His research interests include (i) biofunctionalization of multifunctional metal nanoparticles with DNA/RNA, siRNA, drugs, dendrimers, fluorescent dyes, polymers, proteins/peptides and antibodies for (ii) cancer therapy and (iii) diagnostics; (iv) in vitro and in vivo applications of new nanomaterials and (v) nanoparticles toxicity/biocompatibility studies. He has published 50 articles in peer-reviewed articles and sits on the Editor Board of two journals.