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Nanoparticle-mediated Delivery of Anticancer Drugs for Brain Metastases

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Varsha Deva, Raj Kumar Mishra, Madhuben Sharma, Goldee Yadav, Islamun Jahan, Vaishali Pandey, Vijay Vikram Singh
» doi: 10.31838/ecb/2023.12.si6.198


Brain metastases pose significant challenges in cancer treatment due to the limited effectiveness of conventional therapies in crossing the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery systems have emerged as a promising approach to overcome these challenges. This article provides an overview of nanoparticle-based drug delivery for brain metastases, highlighting its potential benefits and applications. The use of various nanoparticles, such as liposomes, polymeric nanoparticles, and gold nanoparticles, has shown promising results in enhancing drug efficacy, targeting brain metastases, and reducing systemic toxicity. Case studies and research findings demonstrate the successful applications of nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery, leading to improved therapeutic outcomes and extended patient survival rates. However, several challenges, including BBB penetration, long-term safety, and scalability, need to be addressed for the widespread adoption of these therapies. Collaborative efforts between researchers, clinicians, and industry partners are crucial in advancing nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems and optimizing their clinical translation. Overall, nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery holds great promise in revolutionizing the treatment of brain metastases and improving patient outcomes.

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