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Combinatorial nanomedicines for colon cancer therapy

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine

Publisher : Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology

Source : Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, Wiley-Blackwell, Volume 8, Issue 1, p.151-159 (2016)

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Keywords : Active targeting, Chemotherapy, Colorectal carcinoma, combination chemotherapy, Diseases, Drug-delivery research, Nano-encapsulation, Nanomedicines, Surgical resection, Toxic side effects

Campus : Kochi

School : Center for Nanosciences

Center : Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine Move, Nanosciences

Department : Nanosciences, Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine

Year : 2016

Abstract : Colon cancer is one of the major causes of cancer deaths worldwide. Even after surgical resection and aggressive chemotherapy, 50% of colorectal carcinoma patients develop recurrent disease. Thus, the rationale of developing new therapeutic approaches to improve the current chemotherapeutic regimen would be highly recommended. There are reports on the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy in colon cancer and it has been practiced in clinics for long time. These approaches are associated with toxic side effects. Later, the drug delivery research had shown the potential of nanoencapsulation techniques and active targeting as an effective method to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy with less toxicity. This current focus article provides a brief analysis of the ongoing research in the colon cancer area using the combinatorial nanomedicines and its outcome. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Cite this Research Publication : A. Anitha, Maya, S., Sivaram, A. J., Dr. Ullas Mony, and Dr. Jayakumar Rangasamy, “Combinatorial nanomedicines for colon cancer therapy”, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 151-159, 2016.

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