2013, Cilt 26, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 001-004
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Nanotechnology in the field of clinical oncology
Mehmet Rıfkı TOPÇUL1, İdil ÇETİN2
1Biology Department, Faculty of Science, İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey
2Radiobiology Department, Intitute of Science , Istanbul University, İstanbul,Turkey
Anahtar Kelimeler: Oncology, Cancer, Nanotechnology, Nanodrug, Radiotherapy, Hyperthermia

Surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are conventional methods used in cancer treatment. Because these methods have some limitations, it is difficult to cure the disease completely. In recent years, to overcome these limitations and also to increase the efficiency of the therapies, new methods are being developed. In this context, nanotechnology is a promising approach. Therefore, cancer nanotechnology has become an important field. Some applications used in the field of cancer nanotechnology include novel nanodrugs that decrease the adverse effects of conventional cancer drugs and increase their therapeutic efficacy, gold nanoparticles which increase the sensitivity to radiotherapy and nanoparticles used in thermal ablation therapy among many others.

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