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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 479-486

Application of nanotechnology in cancers prevention, early detection and treatment


1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University, USA
2 Department of Oncology, Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad, India
3 Department of Medical Oncology, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Shraddha P Patel
Department of Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.138196

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Use of nanotechnology in medical science is a rapidly developing area. New opportunities of diagnosis, imaging and therapy have developed due to recent rapid advancement by nanotechnology. The most common areas to be affected are diagnostic, imaging and targeted drug delivery in gastroenterology, oncology, cardiovascular medicine, obstetrics and gynecology. Mass screening with inexpensive imaging might be possible in the near future with the help of nanotechnology. This review paper provides an overview of causes of cancer and the application of nanotechnology in cancer prevention, detection and treatment.


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