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Carbon-Based Nanomedicine

  • Peng Zhang
  • Ming Zhang
  • Jia GengEmail author
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Abstract

Carbon-based nanomaterials, such as graphene oxide (GO), carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and nanodiamonds (NDs), have been considered as excellent carriers for anti-cancer drugs because of their high drug-loading capability, nanoscale size, and high specific surface areas, enabling them to penetrate the mammalian cell membrane. Therefore, it’s meaningful to explore these carbon-based nanomaterials as versatile cancer drug carriers [1]. This chapter reviews the recent advances in carbon-based nanomedicine, including application, pharmacodynamics and metabolism, diagnosis and treatment, as well as biodistribution of carbon nanomaterials.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Laboratory Medicine, State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China HospitalSichuan University and Collaborative Innovation Center for BiotherapyChengduChina
  2. 2.School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega CenterSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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