POTENTIAL OF NANOPARTICLES IN THE EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF BREAST CANCERAbstract
Breast cancer (BC) is one of the most prevalent cancers in women; there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer globally. Unfortunately, most anticancer drugs have reported high Potential toxicity, mutagenic and carcinogenic side effects. Existing treatments can neither stop its propagation and/or recurrence nor are specific for cancer cells. Hence the side effects on healthy tissues and cells are common. There is a need to improvise the patient’s quality of life and the efficiency of the treatments, which can be potentiated with reduced toxicity. Nanotechnology has vast applications in diagnosing, treating and preventing breast cancer. Nanotechnology offers new alternatives for the design that can be used in cancer treatment and has now become a very promising tool for its use against breast cancer. In this review, we provide a broad overview on the use of nanotechnology in the fight against breast cancer. We have analyzed the latest research (2019-2021) in nanotechnology as a potential step for breast cancer treatment. We also give a brief summary of the research that has been done and some novel developments to show promise for the future growth of nanotechnology in the pharmaceutical field.
R. Suma, N. Manasa * and S. Likith
Department of Pharmaceutics, Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
21 April 2022
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