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Recent insights into nanotechnology development for detection and treatment of colorectal cancer

Authors Viswanath B, Kim S, Lee K

Received 17 March 2016

Accepted for publication 27 April 2016

Published 2 June 2016 Volume 2016:11 Pages 2491—2504

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S108715

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Thomas Webster


Buddolla Viswanath,1 Sanghyo Kim,1 Kiyoung Lee2

1Department of Bionanotechnology, Gachon University, Gyeonggi-Do, 2Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Republic of Korea

Abstract: The global incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) is 1.3 million cases. It is the third most frequent cancer in males and females. Most CRCs are adenocarcinomas and often begin as a polyp on the inner wall of the rectum or colon. Some of these polyps become malignant, eventually. Detecting and removing these polyps in time can prevent CRC. Therefore, early diagnosis of CRC is advantageous for preventive and instant action interventions to decrease the mortality rates. Nanotechnology has been enhancing different methods for the detection and treatment of CRCs, and the research has provided hope within the scientific community for the development of new therapeutic strategies. This review presents the recent development of nanotechnology for the detection and treatment of CRC.

Keywords: colorectal cancer, nanotechnology, detection, treatment, targeted therapy

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