Nano-Drug Delivery Technologies for Cancer Immunotherapy

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 525

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1. School of Pharmacy, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 13 Hangkong Road, Wuhan 430030, China
2. School of Pharmacy, Tongren Polytechnic College, Tongren 554300, China
Interests: nanoscale drug delivery system; drug synthetic technology; medical imaging nanotechnology
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Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Medicine, Jiaxing University, Jiahang Road 118, Jiaxing 314001, China
Interests: nanomedicine; chemotherapy; immunotherapy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of Pharmaceutics entitled “Nano-Drug Delivery Technologies for Cancer Immunotherapy”. As a novel anti-tumor modality, cancer immunotherapy has made significant clinical progress in recent years by activating the body's immune function to target and efficiently eliminate cancer cells. Meanwhile, the use of nanotechnology for delivering cancer therapeutics has also achieved fruitful clinical translation; its main advantages lie in the abilities of nanocarriers to optimize drug distribution and provide a platform for multi-modal theranostics, realizing targeted and synergistic cancer therapies. The elaborately designed combination of cancer immunotherapy and nanomedicine delivery technology is a cutting-edge hotspot in the field of comprehensive cancer treatment and pharmaceutics, and the breakthrough achievements will greatly promote new drug developments for the benefit of cancer patients.

However, due to the tumor immunoheterogeneity and the individual differences among patients, as well as the difficulty in bridging the gap between laboratory nanomedicine biological evaluation and clinical in vivo effects, nano-immunotherapy is still in its early research stage. This Special Issue aims to publish research or reviews on novel drug delivery nanotechnology (such as new nanomaterials, new nanodrug synthetic approaches, or optimized drug loading methods) for immunotherapeutic drugs, as well as the original anti-cancer mechanisms based on immunomodulatory nanoformulations.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Guangya Xiang
Dr. Xiaojuan Zhang
Guest Editors

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  • nanomedicine
  • immunotherapy
  • cancer therapy
  • drug delivery systems
  • nanomaterials

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