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Author Chen, Feng ♦ Cai, Weibo
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Wiley-VCH
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics ♦ Diseases ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Neoplasms ♦ Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms ♦ Diseases ♦ Pharmaceutical Preparations ♦ Chemical Actions and Uses ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Discipline Nanotechnology ♦ Antineoplastic Agents ♦ Administration & Dosage ♦ Nanocapsules ♦ Neoplasms ♦ Drug Therapy ♦ Neovascularization, Pathologic ♦ Humans ♦ Chemistry ♦ Complications ♦ Radionuclide Imaging ♦ Journal Article ♦ Research Support, N.i.h., Extramural ♦ Research Support, Non-u.s. Gov't ♦ Research Support, U.s. Gov't, Non-p.h.s.
Abstract The last decade has witnessed an unprecedented expansion in the design, synthesis and preclinical applications of various multifunctional nanomaterials. Efficient targeting of these nanomaterials to the tumor site is critical for delivering sufficient amount of anti-cancer drugs to suppress tumor growth, while avoiding undesired side effects. Although some nanoparticles could accumulate in the tumor tissue based on the enhanced permeability and retention effect, which may also bind to targets on the tumor cell surface after extravasation from the tumor vasculature, these strategies have many limitations. In this article, we discuss the concept of tumor vasculature targeting and summarize representative examples of in vivo targeted positron emission tomography imaging of various functionalized nanomaterials with different morphology, size and surface chemistry. The concept of targeting tumor vasculature instead of (or in addition to) tumor cells will continue to inspire the design of more advanced nanosystems for efficacious and personalized treatment of cancer in the future.
Description Country affiliation: United States
Author Affiliation: Chen F ( Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI, USA.)
ISSN 16136810
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-05-28
Publisher Place Germany
e-ISSN 16136829
Journal Small
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 10


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus