Editors: Neeraj Mishra, Ashish Garg, Neeraj Upmanyu

Therapeutic Nanocarriers in Cancer Treatment: Challenges and Future Perspective

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ISBN: 978-981-5080-51-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5080-50-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898150805061230101


Nanotechnology has revolutionized cancer diagnosis and therapy through targeted drug delivery. Advances in protein engineering and materials science have led to the development of nanocarriers (NCs), which have helped overcome the challenges faced during conventional cancer treatment. These nanocarriers serve as an efficient transport module for drugs. Nano-drug delivery has emerged as a promising technology that results in early detection and better treatment of various cancers. The approved nanoparticles currently used in cancer treatment strategies include liposomes, dendrimers, polyplexes, solid lipid nano-carriers, etc. These nanocarriers shall provide a quick, safe, and cost-effective method in cancer therapy and management.

This book contains thirteen chapters focusing on the treatment of various cancers, i.e., lung, breast, cervical, ovarian, colon, prostate, head and neck, etc., through nanocarrier drugs. The chapters include reviews on a wide variety of advanced data from existing and ongoing clinical research and major regulatory considerations.

This reference book will greatly benefit undergraduate and postgraduate students, oncologists, pharmacists, and researchers involved in nanomedicine and nano-drug delivery.


Research in nanomedicine is a fast-emerging topic of study with broad application potential throughout the whole healthcare sector. They include a wide range of technologies, ranging from particles to networks and nanostructures and theragnostic applications. A selection of the most recent and representative breakthroughs in nanomedicine, which have been carried out in the context of a wide range of different cancer varieties, are presented in this book. This book is primarily concerned with the use of nanomedicine and nanotechnology in the treatment of different types of cancer. There will be an introduction to a variety of nano-carriers, specifically nanoparticulate systems, NLCs, and carbon nanostructures, polymer nanocomposites. There will also be an introduction to a variety of methodological techniques for the treatment and targeting of a number of cancer groups, such as lung, cervical, breast, and ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, prostate cancer, and others. It emphasizes some of the most important aspects related to synthesis strategies for a wide range of nanostructures, and it offers readers to research on the creation of surface-modified nano-systems for cancer detection and treatment. The chapters include a wide variety of advanced data from existing and ongoing clinical research, as well as major regulatory considerations and issues. This reference book will be of great use to oncologists, health care professionals, research scientists, physicians, pathologists, biologists, biochemistry specialists, chemists, pharmacists, and people interested in cancer biology and nanomedicine and renowned professionals who are engaged in ground-breaking research.

Amit K. Goyal
Department of Pharmacy, School of Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy
Central University of Rajasthan
Rajasthan, India

Kamal Dua
Australian Research Centre in Complementary and
Integrative Medicine of Technology Sydney
Ultimo, 2007 New South Wales

Subheet K Jain
Department of Pharmacy, Guru Nanak Dev University
Amritsar (Punjab)

Sanyog Jain
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) S.A.S.
Nagar Sector 67, S.A.S.
Nagar (Mohali)-160062, Punjab, India