Record number :
1763938
Title of article :
Multifunctional nanoparticles for brain tumor imaging and therapy
Author/Authors :
Cheng، نويسنده , , Yu and Morshed، نويسنده , , Ramin A. and Auffinger، نويسنده , , Brenda and Tobias، نويسنده , , Alex L. and Lesniak، نويسنده , , Maciej S.، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2014
Pages :
16
From page :
42
To page :
57
Abstract :
Brain tumors are a diverse group of neoplasms that often carry a poor prognosis for patients. Despite tremendous efforts to develop diagnostic tools and therapeutic avenues, the treatment of brain tumors remains a formidable challenge in the field of neuro-oncology. Physiological barriers including the blood–brain barrier result in insufficient accumulation of therapeutic agents at the site of a tumor, preventing adequate destruction of malignant cells. Furthermore, there is a need for improvements in brain tumor imaging to allow for better characterization and delineation of tumors, visualization of malignant tissue during surgery, and tracking of response to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Multifunctional nanoparticles offer the potential to improve upon many of these issues and may lead to breakthroughs in brain tumor management. In this review, we discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of nanoparticles for brain tumors with an emphasis on innovative approaches in tumor targeting, tumor imaging, and therapeutic agent delivery. Clinically feasible nanoparticle administration strategies for brain tumor patients are also examined. Furthermore, we address the barriers towards clinical implementation of multifunctional nanoparticles in the context of brain tumor management.
Keywords :
Brain tumor , Nanotechnology , Theranostics , Imaging , diagnosis , DRUG DELIVERY , Therapy , Nanoparticles
Journal title :
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
Journal title :
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
Serial Year :
2014
Link To Document :
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