A REVIEW PAPER ON NANOTECHNOLOGY-BASED APPROACHES FOR DEVELOPING NOVEL ANTICANCER THERAPIES
A limitless landscape of solutions responding to critical issues in several fields has been made possible by the flowering of nanotechnology and a broad variety of nanotechnology-based techniques can now be implemented to circumvent the limitations of traditional cancer therapies. In this context, the current stage of nano-technological cancer treatment applications is outlined by the core nano materials as well as the chemical-physical approaches available for their surface functionalization and drug ligands as potential therapeutic agents. The use of nano materials as vehicles for the delivery of different therapeutic substances is recorded to highlight benefits such as high drug loading, pay-load half-life enhancement, and bioavailability. The importance of intrinsic nanomaterial characteristics was especially emphasized. The ability to combine the properties of the transported drug with those of the nano-sized carrier can, in reality, lead to multifunctional theranosis tools.