Cancer nanomedicine: from drug delivery to imaging.

  title={Cancer nanomedicine: from drug delivery to imaging.},
  author={Edward Kai-Hua Chow and Dean Ho},
  journal={Science translational medicine},
  volume={5 216},
Nanotechnology-based chemotherapeutics and imaging agents represent a new era of "cancer nanomedicine" working to deliver versatile payloads with favorable pharmacokinetics and capitalize on molecular and cellular targeting for enhanced specificity, efficacy, and safety. Despite the versatility of many nanomedicine-based platforms, translating new drug or imaging agents to the clinic is costly and often hampered by regulatory hurdles. Therefore, translating cancer nanomedicine may largely be… CONTINUE READING