Nanotechnology in Cancer TreatmentAkin Aliosmanoglu1* and Ilker Basaran2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Akin Aliosmanoglu
Faculty of Science and Letters
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Istanbul Technical University
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 10, 2012; Accepted Date: August 29, 2012; Published Date: August 31, 2012
Citation: Aliosmanoglu A, Basaran I (2012) Nanotechnology in Cancer Treatment. J Nanomed Biotherapeut Discov 2:107. doi: 10.4172/2155-983X.1000107
Copyright: © 2012 Aliosmanoglu A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Nanotechnology is rapidly developing subdivision of technology that affects on many fields. Medicine is also affected from nanotechnology; since, in cancer treatment nanotechnologically modified methods can be used. One of the developing usage fields of nanotechnology is cancer treatment. Nanotechnology can assist to have better diagnosis with less harmful substances as optical nanoparticles and ICG molecules, to provide efficient drug delivery to tumor cells with liposomes and functionalized micelles. Nanotechnology can be also used in molecular imaging with tomography and photoacoustic imaging of tumors and therapy of cancer as photothermal and radiotherapy. Finally, nanotechnology is still developing science can be defined as next generation techniques for cancer disease; at the same time it comes with many advantages to treat cancer patients.