Nano Anti-Cancer Drugs: Pros and Cons and Future Perspectives
Abstract:For the last one decade, scientists are working at developing nano anti-cancer drugs with the claim of ideal ones due to their targeted chemotherapic nature. These drugs have many beneficial properties such as targeted drug delivery and gene therapy modalities with minimum side effects. This article describes pros and cons and future perspectives of nano anti-cancer drugs. Efforts have been made to address the importance, special features, toxicities (general, blood identities, immune system and environmental) and future perspectives of nano anti-cancer drugs. It was concluded that nano anti-cancer drugs may be magic bullet drugs for cancer treatments leading to a bright future of the whole world.
Keywords: Deoxyribo nucleic acid; Inter Leukin-12; Inter Leukin-6; Interferon-; Multi drug resistance; Nano anti-cancer drugs; Poly ethylene glycol; Red blood corpuscles; Small interfering ribo nucleic acids; Tumor necrosis factor; White blood corpuscles; chemotherapy; dendrimers; dendritic cells; fibrosis; future perspectives; gadolinium; immune system; micelles; micro-capsules; multidrug resistance; neutropenia; paclitaxel; pros and cons; serum transaminase levels; special features; synergistic efficacy; thrombocytopenia; toxicities; tumor
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2011
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