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Nanotechnology: Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancers
Editor(s): Rinti Banerjee

ISBN:    978-81-8487-159-3 
Publication Year:   2012
Pages:   286
Binding:   Hard Back
Dimension:   185mm x 240mm
Weight:   772

About the book

There has been a great deal of interest, hype and even fear associated with nanotechnology and its applications in cancers over the years. The debate on the powers of nanotechnology and the high risks and toxic effects of nanotechnology in cancers is ongoing. There have been several skeptics of the technology and several interesting breakthroughs, at least at the laboratory level worldwide. This has led to miracle like powers assigned to nanotechnology by some while there have been strong generalisations by others calling nanotechnology toxic, dangerous, and unethical. The truth lies somewhere in between these two extremes and needs to be clearly understood in order to develop specific aspects of this field and take precautionary measures regarding some other aspects. This book Nanotechnology: Perspectives in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers attempts to explore the reality of the role of nanotechnology in cancers. It deals with different aspects of nanotechnology and its application in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers.

Table of Contents

Preface / Nanoparticles in Cancer: Role of “Small” Structures / Quantum Dots: Physics and Imaging Applications / Gold Nanostructures and their Applications in Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancers / Magnetic Nanoparticles in the Diagnosis and Imaging of Cancers / Magnetic Nanoparticles and Thermosensitive Carriers for Hyperthermia and Drug Delivery / Liposomes for Anticancer Drug Delivery / Lipid Supramolecular Self Assembled Nanostructures for Cancer Therepy / Polymeric Nanoparticles for Delivery of Drugs and Genes in Cancers / Dendrimers and their Applications in Cancers / Protein Nanoparticles for Anticancer Drug Delivery and Imaging / Nanoparticles for Cancer Vaccines / Microtubules: At the Crossroads of Nanotechnology and Cancer Therapy / Clinical Perspectives of Nanotechnology in Cancer Management: Cancer Imaging and Therapy / Translational Challenges for Nanotechnology in Clinical Oncology.


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