Nanotechnology advances in medicine: Focus on cancer

Yuna Qian, Shengzhe Zhao, Haifa Shen, Jianliang Shen

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In the past decades, with the notable and rapid development of nanotechnology, nanomaterials have been applied in various research fields and industries, including in medicine. The unique chemical, physical and biological properties of nanomaterials successfully address the barriers of drug delivery, improve the therapeutics, and enhance the accumulation of the functional nanoparticles in targeted tissues with amplified signals for probes or bio-images. This review summarized the updated progresses of nanomaterials serve as drug delivery and theranostic platforms for cancer therapeutics and diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalEngineered Science
StatePublished - 2019


  • Diagnosis
  • Drug delivery
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanotechnology
  • Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Mathematics


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