Handbook of Nanomaterials for Cancer Theranostics focuses on recent developments in advanced theranostic nanomedicines from a chemical and biological perspective where the advantages of theranostics are achieved by combining multiple components. The authors explore the pros and cons of theranostic nanomaterials developed in cancer research in the last 15 years, with the different strategies compared and scrutinized. In addition, the book explores how nanomaterials may overcome the regulatory hurdles facing theranostic nanomedicines.
This is an important research reference for postgraduates and researchers in nanomedicine and cancer research who want to learn more on how nanomaterials can help create more effective cancer treatments.
Joao Conde is an independent researcher formally at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and Queen Mary University, London, UK. His research interests include (i) biofunctionalization of multifunctional metal nanoparticles with DNA/RNA, siRNA, drugs, dendrimers, fluorescent dyes, polymers, proteins/peptides and antibodies for (ii) cancer therapy and (iii) diagnostics; (iv) in vitro and in vivo applications of new nanomaterials and (v) nanoparticles toxicity/biocompatibility studies. He has published 50 articles in peer-reviewed articles and sits on the Editor Board of two journals.
Chapter 1: The Emerging Role of Multifunctional Theranostic Materials in Cancer Nanomedicine Chapter 2: Self-Assembled Nanogels: From Particles to Scaffolds and Membranes Chapter 3: Single and Multiphoton Responsive Nanomaterials for the Investigation of Cancer Microenvironment Chapter 4: Graphene as 2D Nano-Theranostic Materials for Cancer Chapter 5: Applications of Plasmonic Nanomaterials for Phototriggered Theranostics Chapter 6: Bioengineered Ferritin Nanoprobes for Cancer Theranostics Chapter 7: The Role of Nanoscience in Cancer Diagnosis Chapter 8: Nanotheranostics and Their Potential in the Management of Metastatic Cancer Chapter 9: Targeted Nanotheranostics for Selective Drug Delivery in Cancer Chapter 10: Considerations for the Human Health Implications of Nanotheranostics Chapter 11: Nanomaterials for Theranostics of Gastric Cancer Chapter 12: Nanomaterial Based Photo-Triggered Drug Delivery Strategies for Cancer Theranostics Bio-Nano Interactions Chapter 14: Inorganic Nanotheranostic Platforms for Rapid and Reliable Molecular Profiling of Diseases Chapter 15: Hydrogels as a New Platform to Recapitulate the Tumor Microenvironment Chapter 16: Lipid-Based Nanosystems for the Delivery of siRNA: Challenges and Trends Chapter 17: Multiparametric Preclinical Assessment of Theranostics Materials Chapter 18: RNAi Nanomaterials and Nanovehicles: Inorganic Nanoparticles for RNAi Chapter 19: Theranostic Magnetic Nanoparticles as Molecular Imaging Agents for siRNA Delivery