Nano-drug delivery system: a promising approach against breast cancer

Jonaid Ahmad Malik, Jeba Ajgar Ansari, Sakeel Ahmed, Afreen Khan, Nafees Ahemad, Sirajudheen Anwar

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Breast cancer(BC) is among the most frequent malignancies women face around the globe. Nanotherapeutics are constantly evolving to overcome the limitations of conventional diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Nanotechnology-based nanocarriers have a higher entrapment efficiency, low cytotoxicity, greater stability and improved half-life than conventional therapy. Nano-drug delivery systems have improved pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics parameters because of nanomeric size. Currently, various nano-formulations are in preclinical and clinical settings for breast cancer, like polymeric nanoparticles, micelles, nanobodies, magnetic nanoparticles, liposomes, niosomes, gold-nanoparticles, dendrimers and carbon-nanotubes. This review highlights the recent advancement in developing nano-drug delivery systems for BC treatment. This review will open the gateway to researchers to understand the current approaches to developing nano-formulation and improving problems associated with conventional therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-381
Number of pages25
JournalTherapeutic Delivery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2023


  • breast cancer
  • breast cancer treatment
  • cytotoxicity
  • nano-drug delivery systems
  • nanotechnology

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