Nanotechnology-Based Precision Tools for the Detection and Treatment of Cancer

  • Chad A. Mirkin
  • Thomas J. Meade
  • Sarah Hurst Petrosko
  • Alexander H. Stegh

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 166)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Pratik S. Randeria, William E. Briley, Alyssa B. Chinen, Chenxia M. Guan, Sarah Hurst Petrosko, Chad A. Mirkin
    Pages 1-22
  3. Stacey N. Barnaby, Timothy L. Sita, Sarah Hurst Petrosko, Alexander H. Stegh, Chad A. Mirkin
    Pages 23-50
  4. Vikas Nandwana, Mrinmoy De, Shihyao Chu, Manish Jaiswal, Matt Rotz, Thomas J. Meade et al.
    Pages 51-83
  5. Danielle M. Charron, Juan Chen, Gang Zheng
    Pages 103-127
  6. Kaylin M. McMahon, Linda Foit, Nicholas L. Angeloni, Francis J. Giles, Leo I. Gordon, C. Shad Thaxton
    Pages 129-150
  7. Tatjana Paunesku, Stanley Gutiontov, Koshonna Brown, Gayle E. Woloschak
    Pages 151-171
  8. Chunbai He, Wenbin Lin
    Pages 173-192
  9. Lei Miao, Leaf Huang
    Pages 193-226
  10. Abdullah Syed, Warren C. W. Chan
    Pages 227-244
  11. Amir Ata Saie, Moumita Ray, Morteza Mahmoudi, Vincent M. Rotello
    Pages 245-273
  12. Jillian L. Perry, Marc P. Kai, Kevin G. Reuter, Charles Bowerman, J. Christopher Luft, Joseph M. DeSimone
    Pages 275-291
  13. Abigail K. R. Lytton-Jean, Kevin J. Kauffman, James C. Kaczmarek, Robert Langer
    Pages 293-322

About this book


This book discusses emerging nanotechnology-based tools that have the potential to dramatically impact cancer research, diagnostics, and treatment. Cancer is a complex, devastating, and debilitating disease and, although much progress has been made, novel, more effective diagnostic and treatment options are still needed, especially for advanced cancers. The ultimate goal is to detect cancer early and non-invasively and to provide efficacious and targeted precision treatments that cause fewer harmful side effects. This book explains how nanotechnology can exploit the size-, shape-, and composition-dependent properties of nanomaterials to provide novel tools for precision cancer medicine. It will be of interest to researchers and professionals working in the fields of chemistry, biology, materials science and engineering, and medicine who want to learn more about this fascinating and fast-paced area of research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Chad A. Mirkin
    • 1
  • Thomas J. Meade
    • 2
  • Sarah Hurst Petrosko
    • 3
  • Alexander H. Stegh
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and International Institute for NanotechnologyNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and International Institute for NanotechnologyNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry and International Institute for NanotechnologyNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Neurology, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and International Institute for NanotechnologyNorthwestern University Robert H. Lurie Comp. Cancer CenterChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16554-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16555-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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