Журнал наномедицинских и биотерапевтических открытий

Журнал наномедицинских и биотерапевтических открытий
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ISSN: 2155-983X


Nanotechnology in Cancer Treatment

Akin Aliosmanoglu and Ilker Basaran

Nanotechnology is rapidly developing subdivision of technology that affects on many fields. Medicine is also affected from nanotechnology; since, in cancer treatment nanotechnologically modified methods can be used. One of the developing usage fields of nanotechnology is cancer treatment. Nanotechnology can assist to have better diagnosis with less harmful substances as optical nanoparticles and ICG molecules, to provide efficient drug delivery to tumor cells with liposomes and functionalized micelles. Nanotechnology can be also used in molecular imaging with tomography and photoacoustic imaging of tumors and therapy of cancer as photothermal and radiotherapy. Finally, nanotechnology is still developing science can be defined as next generation techniques for cancer disease; at the same time it comes with many advantages to treat cancer patients.