Skin cancer is a high burden disease with a high impact on global health. Conventional therapies have several drawbacks; thus, the development of effective therapies is required. In this context, nanotechnology approaches are an attractive strategy for cancer therapy because they enable the efficient delivery of drugs and other bioactive molecules to target tissues with low toxic effects. In this review, nanotechnological tools for skin cancer will be summarized and discussed. First, pathology and conventional therapies will be presented, followed by the challenges of skin cancer therapy. Then, the main features of developing efficient nanosystems will be discussed, and next, the most commonly used nanoparticles (NPs) described in the literature for skin cancer therapy will be presented. Subsequently, the use of NPs to deliver chemotherapeutics, immune and vaccine molecules and nucleic acids will be reviewed and discussed as will the combination of physical methods and NPs. Finally, multifunctional delivery systems to codeliver anticancer therapeutic agents containing or not surface functionalization will be summarized.

Borgheti-Cardoso, L., Viegas, J., Silvestrini, A., Caron, A., Praça, F., Kravicz, M., et al. (2020). Nanotechnology approaches in the current therapy of skin cancer. ADVANCED DRUG DELIVERY REVIEWS, 153, 109-136 [10.1016/j.addr.2020.02.005].

Nanotechnology approaches in the current therapy of skin cancer

Kravicz, Marcelo;
2020

Abstract

Skin cancer is a high burden disease with a high impact on global health. Conventional therapies have several drawbacks; thus, the development of effective therapies is required. In this context, nanotechnology approaches are an attractive strategy for cancer therapy because they enable the efficient delivery of drugs and other bioactive molecules to target tissues with low toxic effects. In this review, nanotechnological tools for skin cancer will be summarized and discussed. First, pathology and conventional therapies will be presented, followed by the challenges of skin cancer therapy. Then, the main features of developing efficient nanosystems will be discussed, and next, the most commonly used nanoparticles (NPs) described in the literature for skin cancer therapy will be presented. Subsequently, the use of NPs to deliver chemotherapeutics, immune and vaccine molecules and nucleic acids will be reviewed and discussed as will the combination of physical methods and NPs. Finally, multifunctional delivery systems to codeliver anticancer therapeutic agents containing or not surface functionalization will be summarized.
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Drug delivery systems; Gene therapy; Immunotherapy; Melanoma skin cancer; Multifunctional delivery systems; Nanocarrier design; Nonmelanoma skin cancer;
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2020
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109
136
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Borgheti-Cardoso, L., Viegas, J., Silvestrini, A., Caron, A., Praça, F., Kravicz, M., et al. (2020). Nanotechnology approaches in the current therapy of skin cancer. ADVANCED DRUG DELIVERY REVIEWS, 153, 109-136 [10.1016/j.addr.2020.02.005].
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