Advances in drug delivery system for platinum agents based combination therapy.

Xiang Kang, Hai-Hua Xiao, Hai-Qin Song, Xia-Bin Jing, Le-San Yan, Ruo-Gu Qi,

Cancer biology & medicine, January 18, 2016

Platinum-based anticancer agents are widely used as first-line drugs in cancer chemotherapy for various solid tumors. However, great side effects and occurrence of resistance remain as the major drawbacks for almost all the platinum drugs developed. To conquer these problems, new strategies should be adopted for platinum drug based chemotherapy. Modern nanotechnology has been widely employed in the delivery of various therapeutics and diagnostic. It provides the possibility of targeted delivery of a certain anticancer drug to the tumor site, which could minimize toxicity and optimize the drug efficacy. Here, in this review, we focused on the recent progress in polymer based drug delivery systems for platinum-based combination therapy.

Pubmed Link: 26779373

Full-text Link: PMC4706518

DOI: 10.7497/j.issn.2095-3941.2015.0063