Handbook of Nanomaterials for Cancer Theranostics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128133392

Handbook of Nanomaterials for Cancer Theranostics

1st Edition

Editors: Joao Conde
Paperback ISBN: 9780128133392
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 11th June 2018
Page Count: 700
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Table of Contents

  1. The emergence of Nanotheranostics in Cancer: challenges and opportunities
    2. The latest advances in Nanomaterials for Cancer Therapy and Diagnostics
    3. Nanotheranostics: from fantasy to reality
    4. An overview of the diversity of bioactive nanomaterials: from a biological, chemical, and physical point-of-view
    5. Synthesis and manufacturing of biofunctional and multifunctional nanomaterials for theranostics
    6. Organic nanomaterials for cancer theranostics
    7. Inorganic nanomaterials for cancer theranostics
    8. Supramolecular chemistry and biological-responsiveness nanomaterials
    9. Self-assembled nanomaterials: from hydrogels to scaffolds and membranes
    10. Plasmomic nanomaterials for cancer diagnostics
    11. Combining Imaging and Drug Delivery for the Treatment of Cancer
    12. MRI Theranostic Nanodevices
    13. Applications of Photo-triggered Theranostic Nanomaterials
    14. Organic vs inorganic materials for therapy: from gene therapy to drug delivery
    15. Pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of nanomaterials
    16. Nanotheranostics in the development of innovative anti-cancer strategies
    17. The potential toxicity of theranostics nanomedicine
    18. How to overcome toxicity issues in Nanotheranostics?
    19. Implications of Theranostic Nanostructures: the way to clinical trials
    20. Advancing the Clinics using Personalized Nanomedicine
    21. Nanotheranostics for Personalized Medicine: an integrated and transdisciplinary description of nanotheranostics
    22. Reports and case studies on clinical trials success and challenges
    23. Regulatory hurdles facing theranostic nanomedicines


Handbook of Nanomaterials for Cancer Theranostics focuses on recent developments in advanced theranostic nanomedicines from a chemical and biological perspective where the advantages of theranostics are achieved by combining multiple components. The authors explore the pros and cons of theranostic nanomaterials developed in cancer research in the last 15 years, with the different strategies compared and scrutinized. In addition, the book explores how nanomaterials may overcome the regulatory hurdles facing theranostic nanomedicines.

This is an important research reference for postgraduates and researchers in nanomedicine and cancer research who want to learn more on how nanomaterials can help create more effective cancer treatments.

Key Features

  • Highlights the development of smart theranostic nanomaterials to tackle biomedical problems in cancer therapy and diagnostics
  • Explores the regulatory hurdles facing theranostic nanomedicine
  • Discusses how the use of nanomaterials can help create more effective cancer treatments


Postgraduates and researchers in the area of nanoscience, biomaterials, nanomedicine, cancer research and drug delivery


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About the Editors

Joao Conde Editor

Joao Conde is currently based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, and in School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University London, UK. His research interests include (i) biofunctionalization of multifunctional metal nanoparticles with DNA/RNA, siRNA, drugs, dendrimers, fluorescent dyes, polymers, proteins/peptides and antibodies for (ii) cancer therapy and (iii) diagnostics; (iv) in vitro and in vivo applications of new nanomaterials and (v) nanoparticles toxicity/biocompatibility studies. He has published 50 articles in peer-reviewed articles and sits on the Editor Board of two journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

assachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science