Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnosis

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November 2006



This first in-depth overview to cover all important types of nanostructures being explored for cancer detection brings together the diagnostic side of oncology and nanotechnology. It presents imaging techniques as well as magnetic, metallic and non-metallic particle-based detection systems, showing combination strategies for both diagnosis and treatment. The result is a single source, collecting the valuable information published in specialized journals and thus often difficult to locate for members of the other disciplines involved.


Chapter 1: Dendrimers in Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
Chapter 2: Nanoparticles for Optical Imaging of Cancer
Chapter 3: Nanogold in Cancer Therapy and Diagnosis
Chapter 4: Nanoparticles for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Tumors
Chapter 5: Magnetic Resonance Nanoparticle Probes for Cancer Imaging
Chapter 6: LHRH Conjugated Magnetic Nanoparticles for Diagnosis and Treatment of
Chapter 7: Carbon Nanotubes in Cancer Therapy and Diagnosis
Chapter 8: Nanotubes, Nanowires, Nanocantilevers and Nanorods in Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
Chapter 9: Multifunctional Nanotubes and Nanowires for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy
Chapter 10: Nanoprobe-based Affinity Mass Spectrometry for Cancer Marker Protein Profiling
Chapter 11: Nanotechnological Approaches to Cancer Diagnosis: Imaging and Quantification of Pericellular Proteolytic Activity


Challa Kumar is currently the Group Leader of Nanofabrication at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD), Baton Rouge, USA. His research interests are in developing novel synthetic methods for functional nanomaterials and innovative therapeutic, diagnostic and sensory tools based on nanotechnology. He has eight years of industrial R&D experience working for Imperial Chemical Industries and United Breweries prior to joining CAMD. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, an international peer reviewed journal published by American Scientific Publishers, and the series editor for the ten-volume book series Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences (NtLS) published by Wiley-VCH. He worked at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich, Germany, as a post doctoral fellow and at the Max Planck Institute for Carbon Research in Mülheim, Germany, as an invited scientist. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in synthetic organic chemistry from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashanti Nilayam, India.

EAN: 9783527313877
ISBN: 3527313877
Untertitel: 10 Volume Set. 1. Auflage. 111 schwarz-weiße und 37 farbige Abbildungen, 9 schwarz-weiße Tabellen. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Wiley VCH Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2006
Seitenanzahl: XXIII
Format: gebunden
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