Cancer Targeted Gene and Drug Delivery Nanosystems

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 246

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Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, 3004-517 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: nanosystems; gene delivery; drug delivery; cancer gene therapy; cancer therapy
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Dear Colleagues,

Nanotechnology-based systems have shown that they can greatly contribute to the development of novel and successful antitumor strategies, offering higher therapeutic efficacy and fewer side effects than conventional approaches. In fact, nanosystems, namely targeted nanosystems, have the ability to both passively (in the case of solid tumors) and actively accumulate in tumors, due to the enhanced permeation and retention (EPR) effect and the incorporation of target moieties in nanocarriers, respectively. Thus, targeted nanosystems may allow the specific delivery of therapeutic agents in target cells, avoiding their release in the non-target ones. Moreover, nanosystems facilitate the development of innovative multitarget therapeutic strategies in a single nanoplatform, allowing the specific and simultaneous delivery of different therapeutic agents, such as drugs and genetic material, in target cells, increasing antitumor efficiency and reducing secondary effects.

This Special Issue aims to highlight the recent developments in cancer-targeted genes and drug delivery nanosystems. I would like to invite you to submit your original papers or reviews on the design, development, characterization, and application of drug and/or gene delivery nanosystems.

Dr. Henrique Faneca
Guest Editor

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  • drug delivery
  • gene delivery
  • targeted-nanosystems
  • gene therapy
  • chemotherapy
  • cancer nanomedicine

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