Nanotechnology-Based Drug Delivery Systems for Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer: A Review.

@article{Calixto2016NanotechnologyBasedDD,
  title={Nanotechnology-Based Drug Delivery Systems for Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer: A Review.},
  author={Giovana Maria Fioramonti Calixto and J{\'e}ssica Bernegossi and Laura Marise de Freitas and Carla Raquel Fontana and Marlus Chorilli},
  journal={Molecules},
  year={2016},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={342}
}
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising alternative approach for improved cancer treatment. In PDT, a photosensitizer (PS) is administered that can be activated by light of a specific wavelength, which causes selective damage to the tumor and its surrounding vasculature. The success of PDT is limited by the difficulty in administering photosensitizers (PSs) with low water solubility, which compromises the clinical use of several molecules. Incorporation of PSs in nanostructured drug delivery… CONTINUE READING