Special Issue "Advancements in Novel Nanomaterials for Cancer Therapy and Diagnosis"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Drug Targeting and Design".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 260

Special Issue Editors

Food Chemistry and Molecular Cancer Biology Lab, Department of Animal Health and Management, Alagappa University, Karaikudi 630003, Tamil Nadu, India
Interests: nanomaterials; molecular cancer biology; apoptosis; cell signaling; toxicogenomics
The Division of Cancer Imaging Research, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Interests: nanotechnology; nanomedicine; non-viral gene delivery; cancer therapy; super-resolution microscopy
Dr. Mariya Gover Antoniraj
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Guest Editor
Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Interests: pharmaceutical formulation; food nanotechnology; immunotherapy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanotechnology is a relatively new field with the potential to create new technology for more accurate and efficient cancer treatment and diagnosis. Nanotechnology deals with developing nanomaterials with a high surface area-to-volume ratio and possessing unique optical, magnetic, and electrical properties. Due to these properties, nanomaterials are being thoroughly researched for their potential in cancer therapy and have caught the attention of researchers worldwide. Nanotechnology utilizes a wide array of materials ranging from biological to synthetic origins, to fabricate tiny particles, which have excellent abilities in terms of physicochemical properties and is widely being studied to illustrate their biological interactions. These nanotechnology-derived products showed promising results in treating several human ailments. However, more attention is given to treating highly complicated proliferative diseases. Multiple approaches have been studied, including size-based efficiency and surface property-mediated proficiency and so on, examined to control the progression of cancer effectively. In the concept of targeting disease, passive-to-active targeting has been researched. By the time research has been extended to not just the target tumor cells, its focus on tumor microenvironment targeting has proved to have better outcomes in reducing disease. Moreover, nanotechnology-derived immunotherapy depicts an exceptional ability in suppressing cancer development; however, there is a long way to go to attain side-effect-free effective nanotoxic materials for the treatment of diverse cancer diseases.

The goal of this Special Issue is to document developments in nanomaterials for cancer therapy and diagnosis. We welcome articles involving nanoparticles targeting cancer in all aspects and invite researchers to publish their original research or review articles with expert opinions and perspectives in the above-mentioned fields.

Dr. Ponnuchamy Kumar
Dr. Puneet Khandelwal
Dr. Mariya Gover Antoniraj 
Guest Editors

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  • nanomaterials
  • nanotechnology
  • nanoparticles
  • nanomedicine
  • surface charge
  • cancer
  • apoptosis
  • mitochondria
  • immunotherapy
  • tumor microenvironment
  • liposomes
  • lipid nanoparticles
  • polymer nanoparticles
  • cancer
  • drug delivery
  • gene delivery

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