One of the ultimate goals of medical researchers is to develop a method of curing cancer that is pain free, fast and has no side effects. Developments in the nanotechnology fields of nanobiosensors and nanoparticles may be able to deliver upon this goal.
Current developments of nanobiosensors aim to identify the disease at the earliest stage possible, ideally at the level of a single cell or multiple cells of cancer. Nanoparticles could then be used to precisely deliver drugs to the tiny tumor, destroying it well before the patient develops even the smallest of symptoms.
Just released on the nanotechnology website AZoNano, is a comprehensive review of the latest progress in the use of nanoparticles and nano sized biosensors for cancer detection and treatment. The article by Priya Pathak, V. K. Katiyar and Shibashish Giri, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, has been released as part of the open access journal, AZoJono.
The first part of the paper focuses on nanoparticles, their transport & cancer drug delivery. In the second part biosensors are discussed with reference to the development of nanobiosensors and their role in cancer care.
The article is available to view in full at https://www.azonano.com/Details.asp?ArticleID=1977