Inorganic Nanoparticles in Cancer Therapy
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- Bhattacharyya, S., Kudgus, R.A., Bhattacharya, R. et al. Pharm Res (2011) 28: 237. doi:10.1007/s11095-010-0318-0
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Nanotechnology is an evolving field with enormous potential for biomedical applications. The growing interest to use inorganic nanoparticles in medicine is due to the unique size- and shape-dependent optoelectronic properties. Herein, we will focus on gold, silver and platinum nanoparticles, discussing recent developments for therapeutic applications with regard to cancer in terms of nanoparticles being used as a delivery vehicle as well as therapeutic agents. We will also discuss some of the key challenges to be addressed in future studies.