J Mater Chem B 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.
Department of Orthopedics, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410011, China.
Platinum drugs are commonly used in cancer therapy, but their therapeutic outcomes have been significantly compromised by the drug resistance of cancer cells. To this end, intensive efforts have been made to develop nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems for platinum drugs, due to their multifunctionality in delivering drugs, in modulating the tumor microenvironment, and in integrating additional genes, proteins, and small molecules to overcome chemoresistance in cancers. To facilitate the clinical application of these promising nanoparticle-based platinum drug delivery systems, this paper summarizes the common mechanisms for chemoresistance towards platinum drugs, the advantages of nanoparticles in drug delivery, and recent strategies of nanoparticle-based platinum drug delivery. Read More