Special Issue "Nanomaterials in Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: applied physics; nanomaterials; magnetism; magnetic nanoparticles
Advances in nanotechnology throughout the latest years have paved the way for the development of new methods to diagnose and treat cancers.
Nanomaterials offer a wide gamut of interesting properties, such as the possibility of getting close to the biological entity of interest or that of being easily brought inside the patient's body.
For nanomaterials to be applies, a combination of different scientific branches is often required, among them biology, chemistry, physics, medicine and engineering. The goal is to develop new tools that might increase the quality of diagnostic images, increase the effectiveness of anticancer treatments.
This special issue is a thorough collection of articles dealing with the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, of which the author shows the mechanisms of action and possible applications for therapy and/or diagnosis, both in vitro and in vivo.
For this purpose, content includes basic, translational, and clinical research addressing diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, prediction, and prevention of diseases.
Furthermore, the overview presented in this Special Issue would not be complete without mentioning novel approaches for the characterization and modelling of nanomaterials for medical applications.
Thus, manuscripts on the application of nanotechnology in medical physics and concerning combined therapies are also welcome.
Publication of original research articles, rapid communications or reviews in this Special Issue will make an important contribution to developing nanotechnology-based cancer therapies and diagnosis.
Dr. Salvatore Gallo
Dr. Francesca Brero
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- Cancer Therapy
- Synthesis and characterization
- Health sciences
- Drug Delivery