Carbon-based nanostructures for cancer therapy and drug delivery applications

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Bagheri, Babak, Surwase, Sachin S., Lee, Su Sam, Park, Heewon, Faraji Rad, Zahra, Trevaskis, Natalie L. and Kim, Yeu-Chun. 2022. "Carbon-based nanostructures for cancer therapy and drug delivery applications." Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 10 (48), pp. 9944-9967. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2tb01741e
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Carbon-based nanostructures for cancer therapy and drug delivery applications

ERA Journal ID201059
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsBagheri, Babak, Surwase, Sachin S., Lee, Su Sam, Park, Heewon, Faraji Rad, Zahra, Trevaskis, Natalie L. and Kim, Yeu-Chun
Journal TitleJournal of Materials Chemistry B
Journal Citation10 (48), pp. 9944-9967
Number of Pages24
Year2022
PublisherThe Royal Society of Chemistry
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN2050-750X
2050-7518
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1039/d2tb01741e
Web Address (URL)https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2022/TB/D2TB01741E
Abstract

Synthesis, design, characterization, and application of carbon-based nanostructures (CBNSs) as drug carriers have attracted a great deal of interest over the past half of the century because of their promising chemical, thermal, physical, optical, mechanical, and electrical properties and their structural diversity. CBNSs are well-known in drug delivery applications due to their unique features such as easy cellular uptake, high drug loading ability, and thermal ablation. CBNSs, including carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, nanodiamond, graphene, and carbon quantum dots have been quite broadly examined for drug delivery systems. This review not only summarizes the most recent studies on developing carbon-based nanostructures for drug delivery (e.g. delivery carrier, cancer therapy and bioimaging), but also tries to deal with the challenges and opportunities resulting from the expansion in use of these materials in the realm of drug delivery. This class of nanomaterials requires advanced techniques for synthesis and surface modifications, yet a lot of critical questions such as their toxicity, biodistribution, pharmacokinetics, and fate of CBNSs in biological systems must be answered.

KeywordsControlled drug delivery; Diseases; Oncology; Semiconductor quantum dots; Targeted drug delivery
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020401807. Nanomaterials
400302. Biomaterials
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FunderNational Research Foundation of Korea
Byline AffiliationsKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea
University of Southern Queensland
School of Engineering
Monash University
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