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Nat Rev Cancer. 2005 Mar;5(3):161-71.

Cancer nanotechnology: opportunities and challenges.

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Division of Haematology and Oncology, 110U Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University, 473 West 12th Avenue, Columbus OH 43210-1002, USA. ferrari.5@osu.edu

Abstract

Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field, which covers a vast and diverse array of devices derived from engineering, biology, physics and chemistry. These devices include nanovectors for the targeted delivery of anticancer drugs and imaging contrast agents. Nanowires and nanocantilever arrays are among the leading approaches under development for the early detection of precancerous and malignant lesions from biological fluids. These and other nanodevices can provide essential breakthroughs in the fight against cancer.

PMID:
15738981
DOI:
10.1038/nrc1566
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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