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Stimuli Responsive Polymeric Systems for Cancer Therapy

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Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University, Keele ST5 5BG, UK
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College of Dentistry, University of Basrah, Basrah 61004, Iraq
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School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT9 7BL, UK
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Pharmaceutics 2018, 10(3), 136; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics10030136
Received: 24 July 2018 / Revised: 8 August 2018 / Accepted: 20 August 2018 / Published: 22 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Micro and Nano Encapsulation Techniques)
Nanoscale polymers systems have dominated the revolution of drug delivery advancement. Their potential in the fight against cancer is unrivalled with other technologies. Their functionality increase, targeting ability and stimuli responsive nature have led to a major boom in research focus. This review article concentrates on the use of these smart polymers in cancer therapy. Nanotechnologies have shown potential as drug carriers leading to increased drug efficacy and penetration. Multifunctional smart carriers which can release their payload upon an external or internal trigger such as pH or temperature are proving to be major frontrunners in the development of effective strategies to overcome this disease with minimal patient side effects. View Full-Text
Keywords: stimuli responsive; smart polymer; intelligent polymer; cancer therapy stimuli responsive; smart polymer; intelligent polymer; cancer therapy
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Alsuraifi, A.; Curtis, A.; Lamprou, D.A.; Hoskins, C. Stimuli Responsive Polymeric Systems for Cancer Therapy. Pharmaceutics 2018, 10, 136.

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