Cancer nanotechnology: Opportunities and challenges

Mauro Ferrari

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Abstract

Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field, which covers a vast and diverse array of devices derived from engineering, biology, physics and chemistry. These devices include nanovectors for the targeted delivery of anticancer drugs and imaging contrast agents. Nanowires and nanocantilever arrays are among the leading approaches under development for the early detection of precancerous and malignant lesions from biological fluids. These and other nanodevices can provide essential breakthroughs in the fight against cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-171
Number of pages11
JournalNature Reviews Cancer
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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