Clinical responses and tolerability of conventional nano-carriers (NCs) are sometimes different from those expected in anticancer therapy. Thus, new smart drug delivery systems (DDSs) with stimuli-responsive properties and novel materials have been developed. Several clinical trials demonstrated that these DDSs have better clinical therapeutic efficacy in the treatment of many cancers than free drugs. Composition of DDSs and their surface properties increase the specific targeting of therapeutics versus cancer cells, without affecting healthy tissues, and thus limiting their toxicity versus unspecific tissues. Herein, an extensive revision of literature on NCs used as DDSs for cancer applications has been performed using the available bibliographic databases.

Conventional Nanosized Drug Delivery Systems for Cancer Applications

D'Avanzo, Nicola;Cilurzo, Felisa;Fresta, Massimo;Christian, Celia
2021-01-01

Abstract

Clinical responses and tolerability of conventional nano-carriers (NCs) are sometimes different from those expected in anticancer therapy. Thus, new smart drug delivery systems (DDSs) with stimuli-responsive properties and novel materials have been developed. Several clinical trials demonstrated that these DDSs have better clinical therapeutic efficacy in the treatment of many cancers than free drugs. Composition of DDSs and their surface properties increase the specific targeting of therapeutics versus cancer cells, without affecting healthy tissues, and thus limiting their toxicity versus unspecific tissues. Herein, an extensive revision of literature on NCs used as DDSs for cancer applications has been performed using the available bibliographic databases.
2021
Active targeting
Anticancer therapy
Aptamers
Carbon nanostructure
Colloidal nanoparticles
Dendrimers
Drug delivery systems
Hyper-branched polymers
Lipid nanoparticles
Liposomes
Metallic nanoparticles
Nanocrystal
Passive targeting
Polymeric nanoparticles
Therapeutic proteins
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