Special Issue "Nanoparticles: Properties and Potential Applications in Tumor Diagnosis and Therapy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 7256
Interests: nanomedicine; tumor mechanics; tumor treatment; cancer diagnosis, CRISPR/Cas delivery
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020, or nearly one in six deaths. Traditional cancer therapies include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy. Compared to the limitation of traditional therapies, such as lack of specificity, cytotoxicity, and multi-drug resistance, nanomedicine has multiple advantages for cancer diagnosis and treatment. Nanoparticles can be used as cancer therapeutics and diagnosis reagents to treat cancer due to their advantages of reduced toxicity, biocompatibility, better stability, enhanced permeability and retention effect, and precise targeting. Various nanotherapeutics have been developed and investigated for cancer treatment. However, approved nanomedicines for cancer treatment and diagnosis have not increased by much over the years.
This Special Issue will present comprehensive research outlining progress on the application of nanoparticles to improve the efficacy of cancer diagnosis and therapy. This includes improvements in nanoparticle performance through functionalized nanoparticles, optimized nanoparticle size, surface chemistry, cellular targeting, etc. We invite authors to contribute original research articles and review articles covering the current progress on nanoparticle properties and potential applications in tumor diagnosis and therapy. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Synthesis of novel nanoparticles.
- Fabrication of nanoparticles for improving tumor therapy or diagnosis.
- Optimization of lipid nanoparticles for delivery of small molecules or macromolecules including nucleic acids.
- Improvement in tumor therapy efficacy based on nanoparticles.
- Combined cancer therapy based on nanoparticles.
Dr. Di Zhang
Dr. Zeru Tian
Assistant Guest Editor
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- magnetic nanoparticles
- lipid nanoparticles
- gold nanoparticles
- polymeric nanoparticles
- tumor dignotherapy