Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Cancer Therapies"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016)
Dr. Luigi Pasqua
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials, University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci, 87036, Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy
Interests: mesoporous silica-based materials; hybrid organic-inorganic mesoporous materials; multifunctional mesoporous materials; stimuli-responsive hybrid materials; stimuli-responsive hybrid porous materials; self assembling materials.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials, “Nanomaterials for Cancer Therapies,” focuses on new approaches for developing nanostructured devices that are able to replace systemic chemotherapy with localized or intracellular drug release, so as to reduce toxicity and side effects, while maximizing therapeutic efficacy.
The original research papers published in this Special Issue will highlight the relationship between device structure and the device's ability to respond to stimuli, or to themselves induce modifications in living organisms, such as in cancer cells. From this point of view, the Special Issue will present an engineering approach that is inspired by the biological specificity of tumor structures, and which represents a methodological benchmark for research groups involved in the development of smart cancer therapies within the different areas of nanomaterials. In this way, the publication of high level articles will contribute toward, and allow for, the rapid diffusion of results and a rapid increase in scientific progress.
Dr. Luigi Pasqua
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- nanostructured drug targeting devices
- nanomaterials for cancer
- smart cancer therapies
- intracellular drug release
- cancer nanotechnology
- nanodevices for cancer therapies
- multifunctional drug targeting devices
- stimuli-responsive nanomaterials
- stimuli-responsive therapeutic devices
- biological response triggering devices