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From basics to clinic

Cancer is a group of diseases driven by inherently nanostructural problems (e.g. DNA issues). As such, there are obvious benefits to treatments employing nanoscale structures and processes. Additionally, as nanotechnologies are developing at a rapid rate, it is likely that many new themes will develop within the area in the next few years. With this in mind, Cancer Nanotechnology aims to provide a forum so that the most promising emerging themes should be pre-eminent in the minds of researchers working in one—or, indeed, both—of the disciplines of cancer research or nanotechnology.

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Cancer Nanotechnology joins the BMC family

New Content ItemWe are delighted to announce that Cancer Nanotechnology is now part of the BMC family of journals. The BMC website already receives over 100 million views per year and has expanded beyond biomedicine into the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering disciplines to offer a wider portfolio of subject fields on a single platform for authors considering open access publishing. Bookmark our new URL ( and make sure to sign up to our article alerts so you can keep up with all of the latest research and articles and read more about BMC’s pioneering spirit.

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  1. Content type: Review


    Authors: Kaspar Haume, Soraia Rosa, Sophie Grellet, Małgorzata A. Śmiałek, Karl T. Butterworth, Andrey V. Solov’yov, Kevin M. Prise, Jon Golding and Nigel J. Mason

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Nanoparticle design and manufacturing in cancer nanotechnology: challenges of drug delivery, targeted treatment and selective detection
Edited by: Željka Krpetić
First published: 19 October 2017

Nanomaterials to enhance the effect of ionizing radiation
Edited by: Chun Li and Frederick J. Currell
First published : 3 November 2016

Nano Startup Challenge in Cancer - NSC2
Edited by: Fred Currell and Steven Curley
First published: 25 April 2016

Prostate Cancer
Edited by: Suneil Jain, Helen McCarthy
First published: 1 July 2015

Nanoscale Radiation Processes Relevant to Cancer Therapy
Edited by: Fred Currell
First published: 1 July 2014

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Special collections

Cancer Nanotechnology has published a series of special article collections on specific topics. You can read them by clicking the Collections tab in the article box to the left.

Do you have something to contribute to one of these collections? We welcome further submissions to these, plus a number of upcoming collections. Take a look at the full list and find the right home for your research!

Alternatively, maybe you have a suggestion a special collection of your own that you would like to edit. We'd love to hear from you if so!

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