The use of hard and/or soft nanoparticles for therapy, collectively called nanomedicine, has great potential in the battle against cancer. Major research efforts are underway in this area leading to development of new drug delivery approaches and imaging techniques. Despite this progress, the vast majority of patients who are affected by cancer today sadly still need surgical intervention, especially in the case of solid tumors. An important perspective for researchers is therefore to provide even more powerful tools to the surgeon for pre- and post-operative approaches. In this context, image-guided surgery, in combination with nanotechnology, opens a new strategy to win this battle. In this perspective, we will analyze and discuss the recent progress with nanoparticles of both metallic and biomaterial composition, and their use to develop powerful systems to be applied in image-guided surgery.

Hard and soft nanoparticles for image-guided surgery in nanomedicine / Locatelli, Erica; Monaco, Ilaria; Comes Franchini, Mauro. - In: JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH. - ISSN 1388-0764. - STAMPA. - 17:8(2015), pp. 328.328-328.345. [10.1007/s11051-015-3135-x]

Hard and soft nanoparticles for image-guided surgery in nanomedicine

LOCATELLI, ERICA;MONACO, ILARIA;COMES FRANCHINI, MAURO
2015

Abstract

The use of hard and/or soft nanoparticles for therapy, collectively called nanomedicine, has great potential in the battle against cancer. Major research efforts are underway in this area leading to development of new drug delivery approaches and imaging techniques. Despite this progress, the vast majority of patients who are affected by cancer today sadly still need surgical intervention, especially in the case of solid tumors. An important perspective for researchers is therefore to provide even more powerful tools to the surgeon for pre- and post-operative approaches. In this context, image-guided surgery, in combination with nanotechnology, opens a new strategy to win this battle. In this perspective, we will analyze and discuss the recent progress with nanoparticles of both metallic and biomaterial composition, and their use to develop powerful systems to be applied in image-guided surgery.
2015
Hard and soft nanoparticles for image-guided surgery in nanomedicine / Locatelli, Erica; Monaco, Ilaria; Comes Franchini, Mauro. - In: JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH. - ISSN 1388-0764. - STAMPA. - 17:8(2015), pp. 328.328-328.345. [10.1007/s11051-015-3135-x]
Locatelli, Erica; Monaco, Ilaria; Comes Franchini, Mauro
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