Nanomaterials for Cancer Therapy / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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This first comprehensive overview on nanotechnological approaches to cancer therapy brings together therapeutic oncology and nanotechnology, showing the various strategic approaches to selectively eliminating cancerous cells without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. The strategies covered include magnetic, optical, microwave and neutron absorption techniques, nanocapsules for active agents, nanoparticles as active agents, and active and passive targeting, while also dealing with fundamental aspects of how nanoparticles cross biological barriers.
A valuable single source gathering the many articles published in specialized journals often difficult to locate for members of the other disciplines involved.
About the Author
Challa Kumar is currently the Group Leader of Nanofabrication at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD), Baton Rouge, USA. His research interests are in developing novel synthetic methods for functional nanomaterials and innovative therapeutic, diagnostic and sensory tools based on nanotechnology. He has eight years of industrial R&D experience working for Imperial Chemical Industries and United Breweries prior to joining CAMD. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, an international peer reviewed journal published by American Scientific Publishers, and the series editor for the ten-volume book series Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences (NtLS) published by Wiley-VCH. He worked at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich, Germany, as a post doctoral fellow and at the Max Planck Institute for Carbon Research in Mülheim, Germany, as an invited scientist. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in synthetic organic chemistry from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashanti Nilayam, India.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Conventional chemotherapeutic drug nanoparticles for cancer treatment by L. Serpe et al.
Chapter 2: Nanoparticles for photodynamic therapy of cancer by M.Z. Labouebe et al.
Chapter 3: Nanoparticles for Neutron Capture Therapy of Cancer by H. Ichikawa et al.
Chapter 4: Nano vehicles and high molecular weight delivery agents for Boron Neutron capture therapy by Gong Wu et al.
Chapter 5: Local cancer therapy with magnetic drug targeting using magnetic nanoparticles by C. Alexiou et al.
Chapter 6: Nanomaterials for controlled release of anticancer agents by D.K. Kim et al.
Chapter 7: Critical analysis of cancer therapy using nanomaterials by L. Juillerat et al.
Chapter 8: Nanoparticles for thermotherapy by A. Jordan
Chapter 9: Ferromagnetic filled carbon nanotubes as novel and potential containers for anticancer treatment strategies by I. Mönch et al.
Chapter 10: Lyposomes, dendrimers and other nanoparticles for targeted delivery of anticancer agents - a comparative study by Y. Zhang et al.
Chapter 11: Colloidal systems for the delivery of anticancer agents in breast cancers and multiple Myeloma by S. Maillard et al.