Special Issue "Smart Polymer-Based Drug Delivery Systems in Cancer Therapy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 1136
2. Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44519, Egypt
Interests: nanoparticles; anticancer; cancer immunotherapy; drug delivery
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Chemotherapy is the most prevalent treatment strategy for treating cancer, which usually involves the use of small toxic chemicals that interact with DNA and induce cell death. Unfortunately, the lack of tumor tissue selectivity as well as the short circulation half-life of chemotherapeutic agents are usually associated with inadequate therapeutic efficacy and the development of severe off-target effects. Recently, many synthetic polymers have been adopted for the formulation of novel drug delivery systems. Their distinct physicochemical properties enable them to transport medications efficiently, selectively target cancer tissue, and regulate drug release. Significant efforts have been undertaken in recent years to build smart nanoplatforms, such as amphiphilic block copolymers, polymer-drug conjugates, and, in particular, pH- and redox-stimuli-responsive nanoparticles (NPs).
This Special Issue focuses on new trends in the preparation, characterization, and biological applications of nanocarriers based on smart polymers. We accept both original research papers and review articles on the development and implementation of smart polymer-based drug delivery systems in cancer therapy.
Dr. Amr S. Abu Lila
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- smart polymers
- amphiphilic block copolymers
- polymer-drug conjugates
- pH- and redox-stimuli-responsive nanoparticles (NPs)
- cancer therapy