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Recent Progresses in Organic-Inorganic Nano Technological Platforms for Cancer Therapeutics

Author(s):

Sanjay Kumar, Anchal Singhal, Uma Narang, Sweta Mishra and Pratibha Kumari*   Pages 1 - 40 ( 40 )

Abstract:


Nanotechnology offers promising tools in interdisciplinary research areas and getting an upsurge of interest in cancer therapeutics. Organic nanomaterials and inorganic nanomaterials bring revolutionary advancement in cancer eradication process. Oncology is achieving new heights under nano technological platform by expediting chemotherapy, radiotherapy, photo thermodynamic therapy, bio imaging and gene therapy. Various nanovectors have been developed for targeted therapy which acts as “Nano-bullets” for tumour cells selectively. Recently combinational therapies are catching more attention due to their enhanced effect leading towards the use of combined organic-inorganic nano platforms. The current review covers organic, inorganic and their hybrid nanomaterials for various therapeutic action. The technological aspect of this review emphasizes on the use of inorganic-organic hybrids and combinational therapies for better results and also explores the future opportunities in this field.

Keywords:

cancer therapy, nanotechnology, organic-inorganic nanomaterials, cancer therapeutics, drug delivery, gene therapy, radiotherapy.

Affiliation:

Department of Chemistry, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, New Delhi, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, New Delhi, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, New Delhi, Department of Chemistry, Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, New Delhi



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