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Recent Progress in the Theranostics Application of Nanomedicine in Lung Cancer

Department of Translational Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Providence Saint John’s Health Center, 2200 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Factor Bldg. 10-240, 621 Charles E. Young Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, 6500 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, USA
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Cancers 2019, 11(5), 597;
Received: 30 March 2019 / Revised: 27 April 2019 / Accepted: 27 April 2019 / Published: 29 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cancer Nanomedicine)
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Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) causes around 80% to 90% of deaths. The lack of an early diagnosis and inefficiency in conventional therapies causes poor prognosis and overall survival of lung cancer patients. Recent progress in nanomedicine has encouraged the development of an alternative theranostics strategy using nanotechnology. The interesting physico-chemical properties in the nanoscale have generated immense advantages for nanoparticulate systems for the early detection and active delivery of drugs for a better theranostics strategy for lung cancer. This present review provides a detailed overview of the recent progress in the theranostics application of nanoparticles including liposomes, polymeric, metal and bio-nanoparticles. Further, we summarize the advantages and disadvantages of each approach considering the improvement for the lung cancer theranostics. View Full-Text
Keywords: lung cancer; nanomedicine; theranostics; clinical status; cancer therapy lung cancer; nanomedicine; theranostics; clinical status; cancer therapy

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Mukherjee, A.; Paul, M.; Mukherjee, S. Recent Progress in the Theranostics Application of Nanomedicine in Lung Cancer. Cancers 2019, 11, 597.

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