Opportunities and challenges of carbon-based nanomaterials for cancer therapy.

  title={Opportunities and challenges of carbon-based nanomaterials for cancer therapy.},
  author={Alberto Bianco and Kostas Kostarelos and Maurizio Prato},
  journal={Expert opinion on drug delivery},
  volume={5 3},
The possibility of incorporating carbon-based nanomaterials into living systems has opened the way for the investigation of their potential applications in the emerging field of nanomedicine. A wide variety of different nanomaterials based on allotropic forms of carbon, such as nanotubes, nanohorns and nanodiamonds, are currently being explored towards different biomedical applications. In this review, we discuss the recent advances in the development of these novel nanomaterials for cancer… CONTINUE READING
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