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Iran J Ped Hematol Oncol 2015, 5(4): 227-241 Back to browse issues page
Nanotechnology and Pediatric Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
Mr H Zare-Zardini , Dr A Taheri-Kafrani, Dr A Amiri, Dr M Shanbedi, Mrs Z Sadri, Mrs F Ghanizadeh, Mr H Neamatzadeh, Dr R Sheikhpour, Mrs F Keyvani Boroujeni, Dr F Daneshmand
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Despite development of new approaches for the treatment of cancer disease, it is the second cause of mortality in world. Annually, 30000 persons die in Iran due to cancer diseases. Eighty percent of cancer patients are children which about 50% children lead to death. Given the high rate of cancer-related death, the new approaches for prevention, control, early diagnosis, and treatment of this disease seem necessary.  Investigation of new strategies is the major challenge for scientists at recent century. Nanotechnology as a new scientific field with novel and small compounds utilized different fields over the past ten years especially in medicine. This science has come to the forefront in the areas of medical diagnostics, imaging, and therapeutic scheduls. Therefore, it has the potential applications for cancer detection and therapy. This review will discuss the therapeutic applications of different nano-materials in diagnosis, imaging, and delivery of therapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer with a major focus on their applications for the treatment of cancer and cancer- related diseases in children. The advancements in established nanoparticle technologies such as liposomes, polymer micelles, and functionalization regarding tumor targeting and controlled release strategies as well as drug delivery were discussed. It will also review the blood toxicity of used nanostructures.

Keywords: Cancer, Children, Functionalization, Nanotechnology
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/12/1 | Accepted: 2015/12/1 | Published: 2015/12/1
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Zare-Zardini H, Taheri-Kafrani A, Amiri A, Shanbedi M, Sadri Z, Ghanizadeh F, et al . Nanotechnology and Pediatric Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment. Iran J Ped Hematol Oncol. 2015; 5 (4) :227-241
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