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Nanostructures for Drug Delivery by Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Ecaterina Andronescu

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Chapter 15

Multifunctional therapeutic hybrid nanocarriers for targeted and triggered drug delivery: recent trends and future prospects

Gulbin Kurtay*
Mehmet Yılmaz
Filiz Kuralay
Gokcen B. Demirel***    Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey**    Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey    Sinop University, Sinop, Turkey    Ordu University, Ordu, Turkey

Abstract

Cancer is certainly among the most traumatic diseases with the addition of more than ten million new cases every year. The usage of chemotherapy agents is admissible as an effective treatment method despite of their well-known irreversible side effects to vital tissues and organs. In spite of the advancement in nanotechnology, which allows us to develop new generation nanocarriers, the human body ...

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