Gold nanoparticles as a potential treatment for breast cancer: a review
Pooja Pandey, Shakshi Yadav, Reetu Pandey, Manoj Kumar Mishra
Despite remarkable achievements in the treatment of breast cancer, some obstacles still remain. Gold nanoparticles may prove valuable in addressing these problems owing to their unique characteristics, including their enhanced permeability and retention in tumor tissue, their light absorbance and surface plasmon resonance in near-infrared light, their interaction with radiation to generate secondary electrons, and their ability to be conjugated with drugs or other agents. Herein, we discuss some basic concepts of gold nanoparticles, and early results from studies regarding their use in breast cancer, including toxicity, side effects alongwith potential clinical applications.
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