:: Volume 10, Issue 3 (Atumn 2020) ::
J Fasa Univ Med Sci 2020, 10(3): 2408-2421 Back to browse issues page
Cancer and the Role of Polymeric-Carriers in Diagnosis and Treatment
Milad Sheydaei 1, Ebrahim Alinia-Ahandani2
1- Faculty of Polymer Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran , Mi_sheydaei@sut.ac.ir, M.sheydaei@yahoo.com
2- Department of Biochemistry, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (3012 Views)
With the daily advancement of science and the use of different sciences in medicine, new achievements are made for the treatment of human beings. One of the pioneering sciences in this field is polymer engineering, these magical macromolecules can be designed to be used in a variety of fields. They can be used as a prosthesis, drug carrier, gene delivery, etc. In recent years, they have come to the service of medicine to diagnose and treat cancers. Polymers are a good candidate for the release of anti-cancer drugs. Timely release, non-toxicity, and biodegradability are important features of a carrier. These properties are found in many synthetic and natural polymers and can be used by designing their structure for a unique application. This study summarizes cancer statistics in the United States and Iran, and introduces several polymer-carriers such as dendrimer, chitosan, and micelle used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
 
Keywords: Cancer, Polymer, Dendrimer, Chitosan, Micelle
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Pharmacology
Received: 2020/07/18 | Accepted: 2020/08/22 | Published: 2021/01/26


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