Lipid Nanostructures as Drug Carriers for Cancer Therapy
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 199
Interests: nanotechnology; cancer; nanostructures; biochemistry
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Cancer constitutes a major cause of death worldwide, and the prevailing pharmacotherapies frequently cause debilitating adverse effects. In recent decades, various therapeutic modalities have emerged to address these issues, including immunotherapy, tailored precision chemotherapy, and nanomedicine. Notably, the utilization of nanostructures has demonstrated considerable potential in enhancing both drug biodistribution and their interactions with target cells, thereby offering prospects for improved outcomes in cancer therapy. Among the myriad of nanostructures proposed in the scientific literature, lipid-based formulations have exhibited superior performance and biocompatibility. Furthermore, the diverse range of human-compatible lipids has empowered researchers to fabricate an expansive repertoire of lipid nanostructures endowed with distinctive attributes, such as sustained drug release and prolonged circulation times. This Special Issue is dedicated to elucidating the latest advancements in lipid nanostructures engineered as drug carriers for cancer therapeutics.
Prof. Dr. Luís Alexandre Muehlmann
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- lipid nanostructures