Multifunctional bioactives for cancer therapy: emerging nanosized delivery systems.

Deepak Sharma, Monica Nijhawan, Munish Puri

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Nanomaterials will potentially play an important role in cancer treatment and diagnosis. In recent years, researchers have developed targeted and biocompatible nanoparticles loaded with bioactives for cancer imaging applications. The rapid diagnosis and treatment using specific nano-based delivery system could contribute to the implementation of an early and targeted treatment of cancer in an initial stage of disease. Moreover, nanocarriers have significantly improved the therapeutic regimens, by increasing bioactive bioavailability, target site specificity, patient compliance, and cost-effectiveness, by assuring the sustained and controlled release, and by reducing the toxicity and side effects. Different bioactives isolated from plants interfere with specific stages of carcinogenesis. This chapter presents the novel and important directions concerning the application of bioactives from plants through nanotechnology for the improvement of diagnosis and drug delivery, with a particular focus on cancer therapy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood Bioactives
Subtitle of host publicationExtraction and Biotechnology Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783319516394
ISBN (Print)9783319516370
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


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