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Nanoscale theranostics for physical stimulus-responsive cancer therapies

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Title
Nanoscale theranostics for physical stimulus-responsive cancer therapies
Abstract

Physical stimulus-responsive therapies often employing multifunctional theranostic agents responsive to external physical stimuli such as light, magnetic field, ultra-sound, radiofrequency, X-ray, etc., have been widely explored as novel cancer therapy strategies, showing encouraging results in many pre-clinical animal experiments. Unlike conventional cancer chemotherapy which often accompanies with severe toxic side effects, physical stimulus-responsive agents usually are non-toxic by themselves and would destruct cancer cells only under specific external stimuli, and thus could offer greatly reduced toxicity and enhanced treatment specificity. In addition, physical stimulus-responsive therapies can also be combined with other traditional therapeutics to achieve synergistic anti-tumor effects via a variety of mechanisms. In this review, we will summarize the latest progress in the development of physical stimulus-responsive therapies, and discuss the important roles of nanoscale theranostic agents involved in those non-conventional therapeutic strategies.

Keywords
Physical stimulus; Theranostics; Cancer therapies
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 73, December 2015, Pages 214–230
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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