Nanoparticles in Lung Cancer Therapy - Recent Trends

  • Abhijit Bandyopadhyay
  • Tamalika Das
  • Sabina Yeasmin

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, Tamalika Das, Sabina Yeasmin
    Pages 1-16
  3. Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, Tamalika Das, Sabina Yeasmin
    Pages 17-26
  4. Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, Tamalika Das, Sabina Yeasmin
    Pages 27-37
  5. Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, Tamalika Das, Sabina Yeasmin
    Pages 39-62
  6. Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, Tamalika Das, Sabina Yeasmin
    Pages 63-65

About this book

Introduction

This brief provides an insight into the present scenario of the role of nanotechnology in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer at an early stage. Currently, lung cancer is the subject of major concern owing to the very high mortality rate throughout the world. Most of the conventional treatment methods such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, etc., fail to prolong life of the patients. Incidents of recurrence are also very common in case of lung cancer. Researchers have shown that nanoparticles may act as a powerful anti cancer tool, especially for lung cancer. Unique surface properties and easy surface functionalization of nanoparticles enable early detection, diagnosis, imaging and treatment of lung cancer. The authors have elaborately presented how various nanoparticles (natural, semi synthetic and synthetic) may help in the treatment of lung cancer. They have also detailed works of various scientists who succeeded in developing effective nanoparticles and enabled very specific lung cancer therapy without any undesirable side effects and minimized death.

Keywords

Inorganic Nanoparticle Lung Cancer Natural Nanoparticle Semi-synthetic Nanoparticle Site Specific Targeting Synthetic Nanoparticle

Authors and affiliations

  • Abhijit Bandyopadhyay
    • 1
  • Tamalika Das
    • 2
  • Sabina Yeasmin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Polymer Science and TechnologyUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Polymer Science and TechnologyUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Polymer Science and TechnologyUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2175-3
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2174-6
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2175-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5407
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5415
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