Design of nanodiamond based drug delivery patch for cancer therapeutics and imaging applications

Wing Kam Liu*, Ashfaq Adnan, Adrian M. Kopacz, Michelle Hallikainen, Dean Ho, Robert Lam, Jessica Lee, Ted Belytschko, George Schatz, Yonhua Tzeng, Young Jin Kim, Seunghyun Baik, Moon Ki Kim, Taesung Kim, Junghoon Lee, Eung Soo Hwang, Seyoung Im, Eiji Osawa, Amanda Barnard, Huan Cheng ChangChia-Ching Chang, Eugenio Oñate

*Corresponding author for this work

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The onset and recurrence of cancer is one of the major biomedical quandaries of our time. Currently, surgically removed tumors often leave behind a residual cancer cell population. As not all cancer cells can be detected to ensure complete tumor removal, systemic and widespread chemotherapy is usually injected into the-bloodstream to attempt to target the remaining cancer cells. This can result in-devastating side effects because the cancer drugs flow freely throughout the bloodstream with a reduced ability to target-specific regions. This treatment kills both healthy and unhealthy cells, and thus the quality of life of cancer patients is significantly reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanodiamonds
Subtitle of host publicationApplications in Biology and Nanoscale Medicine
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)9781441905307
StatePublished - 2010


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