Int J Pharm 2021 Jul 19:120905. Epub 2021 Jul 19.
CNC - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, 3004-504 Coimbra, Portugal; Institute of Interdisciplinary Research (III), University of Coimbra, Casa Costa Alemão - Pólo II, Rua Dom Francisco de Lemos, 3030-789 Coimbra, Portugal. Electronic address:
Cancer is one of the most prevalent and deadly diseases in the world, to which conventional treatment options, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, have been applied to overcome the disease or used in a palliative manner to enhance the quality of life of the patient. However, there is an urgent need to develop new preventive and treatment strategies to overcome the limitations of the commonly used approaches. The field of cancer nanomedicine, and more recently the field of nanotheranostics, where imaging and therapeutic agents are combined in a single platform, provide new opportunities for the treatment and the diagnosis of cancer. Read More