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Engineering nanomaterials for cancer therapy and diagnosis

  • Gil Gonçalves
  • Gerard Tobias

Part of the Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology book series (NANOMED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Marc-André Fortin, Teresa Simão, Myriam Laprise-Pelletier
    Pages 1-50
  3. Calvin Cheung, Wafa T. Al-Jamal
    Pages 51-87
  4. Fu-Gen Wu, Xiaodong Zhang, Xiaokai Chen, Wei Sun, Yan-Wen Bao, Xian-Wu Hua et al.
    Pages 89-135
  5. Eva Espinosa-Cano, Raquel Palao-Suay, María Rosa Aguilar, Blanca Vázquez, Julio San Román
    Pages 137-172
  6. Nicholas G. Zaibaq, Sakineh E. Moghaddam, Lon J. Wilson
    Pages 173-210
  7. Fernanda Andrade, Andreia Almeida, Diana Rafael, Simo Schwartz Jr, Bruno Sarmento
    Pages 211-238
  8. Ester Polo, Pablo del Pino, Alberto Pardo, Pablo Taboada, Beatriz Pelaz
    Pages 239-279
  9. Steven J. P. McInnes, Abel Santos, Tushar Kumeria
    Pages 305-340
  10. M. P. Vinardell, M. Mitjans
    Pages 341-364
  11. Morgan Chandler, Weina Ke, Justin R. Halman, Martin Panigaj, Kirill A. Afonin
    Pages 365-385
  12. Xuejiao J. Gao, Xiaomei Shen, Gengmei Xing, Xingfa Gao
    Pages 387-415
  13. Adalberto Camisasca, Silvia Giordani
    Pages 417-455

About this book


This book presents a systematic overview of the most relevant nanomaterials and their respective intrinsic properties that have been highly explored by the scientific community and pharmaceutical companies in several different modalities for cancer therapy and bioimaging. The chapters explore the synergistic effects provided by the different nanostructured materials and highlight the main in vitro and in vivo therapeutic achievements on cancer. This work also provides relevant discussion about the recent progresses and future challenges that nanotechnology faces on the conception of more efficient nanoformulations against primary tumors, circulating cancer cells and metastases.


Nanostructured materials Cancer cells Biomedical applications Therapeutic sucess Tumor metamorphosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Gil Gonçalves
    • 1
  • Gerard Tobias
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)BellaterraSpain
  2. 2.Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)BellaterraSpain

About the editors

Gil Gonçalves is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow working at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona- Spanish National Research Council (ICMAB-CSIC) on the development of ultra-sensitive nanotherapeutic anticancer agents for neutron capture therapy.

Gerard Tobias leads the research line on “Nanoengineering of Carbon and Inorganic Materials” at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB). His research interests focus on the design and development of both carbon and inorganic based functional nanomaterials, with special emphasis on nanoenginnering materials for both diagnosis and therapeutic applications.

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