Multiple Myeloma: Role of Magnetic Nanoparticles

  • Raghvendra A. BoharaEmail author
  • Priyanaka Singh
Part of the Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology book series (NANOMED)


With rapid progress in nanomedicine, magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) have been proved as a promising theranostics tool in biomedical applications including diagnostic imaging, drug delivery, and novel therapeutics. Multiple myeloma is a hematological malignancy with relapse rate greater than 90%. Limitations in the treatment of MM are the serious side effects caused by drugs used in chemotherapy. The emphasis in cancer treatment has shifted from cytotoxic, non-specific chemotherapies to molecularly targeted and rationally designed therapies showing greater efficacy with fewer side effects. Nanomedicine may help to address these issues and a revolutionary treatment. Here, we explained brief insights of MM, the key pathways that play a vital role in the development of the disease and the role of magnetic nanoparticles in the diagnosis and treatment of the MM.


Magnetic nanoparticles Multiple myeloma Targeted drug delivery Novel therapy 



This research is supported by Irish Research council under the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral fellowship Grant GOIPD/2017/. The funding agencies is  gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, D. Y. Patil UniversityKolhapurIndia
  2. 2.CÚRAM, SFI, Center for Research in Medical Devices, National University of Ireland Galway, IrelandGalwayIreland

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