Nanotechnology Advances in Medicine: Focus on Cancer

Yuna Qian 1, 2

Shengzhe Zhao 2

Haifa Shen 3, 4

Jianliang Shen 1, 2, Email

1 School of Ophthalmology & Optometry, School of Biomedical Engineering, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325035, China

2 Wenzhou Institute of Biomaterials and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325001, China

3 Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, Texas 77030, USA 4Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY10065, USA

Abstract

In the past decades, with the notable and rapid development of nanotechnology, nanomaterials have been applied in various research fields and industries, including in medicine. The unique chemical, physical and biological properties of nanomaterials successfully address the barriers of drug delivery, improve the therapeutics, and enhance the accumulation of the functional nanoparticles in targeted tissues with amplified signals for probes or bio-images. This review summarized the updated progresses of nanomaterials serve as drug delivery and theranostic platforms for cancer therapeutics and diagnosis.  

Nanotechnology Advances in Medicine: Focus on Cancer