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Future Prospective of Nanotechnology in Skin Cancer Therapeutics

  • Lipika Ray
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Abstract

Melanoma is notorious and very aggressive skin cancer which is well known for its multidrug resistance. Thus, patients having melanoma have a low survival rate. Traditional anticancer treatment for melanoma with dacarbazine, interleukin-2 and interferon-alpha-2b, etc., showed low response and survival rates. However, recently targeted nanoparticle-based therapy displayed good response with better survival rates in melanoma-bearing patients. Better survival rate with very low adverse effects has been observed with targeted nanomedicines in animal models. Thus, numerous nanomedicines are currently under clinical trials worldwide.

Keywords

Nanoparticles Metastasis melanoma Melanoma Targeting Skin cancer 

Notes

Acknowledgements

LR gratefully acknowledges the fellowship provided by CSIR-Senior Research Associateship (Scientists’ Pool Scheme) (IA-27607) and CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow for providing facility and support.

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  • Lipika Ray
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  1. 1.Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics DivisionCSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteLucknowIndia

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