Challenges and Recent Progress of Nano Sized Drug Delivery Systems for Lung Cancer Therapy: A Review

  • Kinjal Patel
  • Kartik Patel


Lung cancer is the most malignant cancer today. The treatment of lung cancer continues to be a challenge for oncologists. The direct delivery of chemotherapeutic agents to the lungs could represent a novel therapeutic approach for patients with pulmonary metastases. Currently, many formulations of nanocarriers are utilized including lipid-based, polymeric and branched polymeric, metal-based, magnetic, and mesoporous silica. Innovative strategies have been employed to exploit the multicomponent, three-dimensional constructs imparting multifunctional capabilities. In lung cancer, nanoparticle-based therapeutics is paving the way in the diagnosis, imaging, screening, and treatment of primary and metastatic tumors. This review summarizes current progress and challenges in nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems, citing recent examples targeted at lung cancer treatment.

Keywords: Lung Cancer, Nano Drug Delivery, Target Drug delivery


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Patel, K., and K. Patel. “Challenges and Recent Progress of Nano Sized Drug Delivery Systems for Lung Cancer Therapy: A Review”. Himalayan Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 5, no. 4, Dec. 2020, pp. 58-62, doi:10.22270/hjhs.v5i4.85.
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