The nanosciences are a rapidly expanding field of research with a wide applicability to all areas of health. They encompass a variety of technologies ranging from particles to networks and nanostructures. This book focuses on the application of nanomedicine and nanotechnology to cancer. It introduces nanocarriers, nanorods, nanoprobes nanoplatforms, nanorings, nanotubes nanowires, nano-sensor arrays and a variety of methodological techniques. This is done within the framework of numerous cancer types. Contributors are all leading experts and are carrying out groundbreaking work. The book is essential reading for oncologists, research scientists, doctors, health care professionals, pathologists, biologists, biochemists, chemists and physicists as well as those interested in disease and nanosciences or cancer in general.
General Aspects, Methods and Techniques Nanomedicine-based use of siRNA in Cancer, Guillermo N. Armaiz-Pena, Bulent Ozpolat, Anil K. Sood, and Gabriel Lopez-Berestein Nanocarriers for Gene Delivery, Conchita Tros de Ilarduya and Gloria Gonzalez-Aseguinolaza Cancer Cell Photothermolysis and Gold Nanorod Surface Plasmons, Cheng-Lung Chen and Yang-Yuan Chen Tocotrienol Loaded Lipid Nanoparticles in Cancer, Sami Nazzal and Paul W. Sylvester Utilization of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy, Deryl L. Troyer and Stefan H. Bossmann Nanoparticle Probes and Molecular Imaging in Cancer, Dongfang Liu and Ning Gu Iron and Ethylcellulose Nanoplatforms for Cancer Targeting, Jose L. Arias, Margarita Lopez-Viota, and M* Adolfina Ruiz Matrix Scaffolds in Cancer Cell Biology; Physiological Representation and Nanoscale Characterisation, Hsin-ya Chien, Sandra Fok, Vanisri Raviraj, Jiwon Lee, Louise Cole, J. Guy Lyons, and Lilian Soon Fluorescence Nanoprobe Imaging Tumor by Sensing the Acidic Microenvironment, Lu Wang and Cong Li Magnetic Nanorings and Nanotubes for Cancer Detection and Therapy, Hai Ming Fan and Malini Olivo Silicon Nanowire Arrays and other Silicon Nanostructures and Their Clinical Applications to Cancer, Murugan Veerapandian and Min-Ho Lee Silver Nanomedicine and Cancer, P. V. Asharani, Luxmi Fatimathas, Hui Kheng Lim, Suresh Valiyaveettil, and M. Prakash Hande Nanobubbles and Their Putative Application to Cancer Medicine, Tianyi M. Krupka and Agata A. Exner Nano-Strategies in the Delivery of Antitumor Drugs to Cancer, Jose L. Arias Gene Silencing with siRNA Encapsulated Nanoparticles to Overcome Tumor Multidrug Resistance, Mansoor M. Amiji, Francis Hornicek, and Zhenfeng Duan Nano-flow Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Glycans in Cancer, S. Hunter Walker and David C. Muddiman Specific Cancers and Areas of Focus Composite Nano-sensor Arrays Technology in Lung Cancer, Silvano Dragnonieri, Giorgio Pennazza, and Marco Santonico Nano Arsenic Oxide (As2O3)/(Fe2O3) Iron Oxide Complexes for Liver Cancer, Ziyu Wang and Dongsheng Zhang Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Midkine-antisense Oligonucleotide-loaded Nanoparticles, Licheng Dai, Yaoxing, and Jing Zhong Nanotechnology and Nanostructures Applied to Head and Neck Cancer, Erik C. Dreaden, Mistafa A. El-Sayed, and Ivan H. El- Sayed