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The Role of Nanomedicine in Cancer Treatment

The medical field is always evolving, with researchers, scientists, and doctors trying to find inventive ways in which they can treat their patients. Cancer is one such disease that has always been a subject of thorough and constant research. The adverse and extremely painful effects that cancer has on a person have continuously compelled researchers to find a more beneficial form of treatment.

Nanotechnology has given rise to nanomedicine, a ground-breaking approach that has played a major role in treating this deadly disease. At Garden City University, the students are given a comprehensive research-based education on nanotechnology, while studying the vital role nanomedicine plays in cancer treatment.

What is Nanomedicine?

Nanomedicine branches out of nanotechnology and can be defined as the use of nanoparticles in medicine that are so minuscule that they can’t even be seen using a regular microscope. These nanoparticles are usually 1-100 nanometers in size. The point of nanomedicine is that it works at an atomic or molecular level and can reach very specific, targeted areas which otherwise may not be possible. Interestingly, the scale of several biological mechanisms is that of nanometric size, making nanomedicine break through barriers and interact with specific sites of the anatomy, DNA, and small protein found in organs, cells, and tissues.

Chemotherapy: Is It Good for the Body?

As we all know, chemotherapy and radiation are the most common ways of curing cancer. They have been the preferred choice for most due to the limited forms of treatment available to us. It has successfully treated many patients.

But, since chemotherapy requires exposing the entire body, it leaves an array of harmful side effects. The most common ones are hair loss, extreme fatigue, proneness to infections, anaemia, easy bruising, loss of appetite, and more. Even radiation leads to fatigue, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, and skin colour changes.

Furthermore, patients who go for treatment through chemotherapy and radiation have major chances of relapsing. 55% of patients under treatment for cancer experience pain, and nanomedicine could provide a relatively painless alternative.

These side effects and the pain from the disease can become physically and psychologically taxing for the patient.

Cancer and Nanomedicine

Nanomedicine has played a major role in developing new forms of cancer treatment. Nanotechnology has become so popular in medicine due to its enhanced drug-delivery performance, targeted imaging and diagnosis, and the positive results that can be yielded from nanotherapies. At Garden City University, students are given an in-depth education on how nanotechnology impacts the field of sciences. Their idea is to teach students something so integral that it can truly change the world at a molecular level. As the scope of nanotech widens, they are focused on taking an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses applied physics, biology, and chemistry.

When introduced to the body, nanomedicines get collected in areas with solid tumours. They can do so because of their advanced and enhanced permeability and retention effect. Nanoparticles are created by bringing together various other particles and have a wide range of physicochemical properties. These properties majorly impact many biological functions linked with the delivery of tumour tissues, such as blood circulation, biodistribution, interaction with serum protein, and more.

Nanomedicine and nanotherapy that have reduced toxicity and improved circulation has seen remarkable results. Platforms like liposomes and polymeric micelles have been approved for cancer treatment. If given enough time and research, nanomedicine can truly change the world of medicine. In 2019, the FDA received 55 drug product submissions containing nanomaterials.

To Sum It Up

Nanotechnology is a challenging discipline but one that can lead to major discoveries. It is also a lucrative career. There are 130,000+ nanotechnology engineers in the US alone. American nanotechnology engineers earn $99,040 on average annually. At Garden City University, we understand this potential and with our B.Sc in Nanotechnology, Chemistry, and Computational Biology program, let our students learn, explore and innovate, and help them take a step toward a brighter future.

So, go ahead, and take a step towards Garden City University today!

ALUMNI

The legacy of Garden City University comes from the Garden City Group of Institutions established in 1992.

The Garden City Group of Institutions has been a home for students from 81 nations to this day and the family is growing...

Please note : The above data need not be misread as that of Garden City University which commenced its operations in 2017; however GCU is a part of the Garden City Group of Institutions established in 1992.