Mini-review: Combination and Co-delivery in Cancer Treatment Efficacy

  • Shuosheng Zhang College of traditional Chinese medicine, Shanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 121 of University Street, 030619, Jinzhong, Shanxi, China


The mini-review focuses on the cancer therapy treatment efficacy as enhanced through combination and co-delivery methods. The focus is on nano-delivery methods and how in spite of the challenges in developing co-delivery, their potential is analyzed across different clinical fields.

Keywords: Cancer therapy, combination, co-delivery, nano-delivery, nano micelles, nanoscale, nanoparticles


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Shuosheng Zhang, College of traditional Chinese medicine, Shanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 121 of University Street, 030619, Jinzhong, Shanxi, China

College of traditional Chinese medicine, Shanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 121 of University Street, 030619, Jinzhong, Shanxi, China


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Zhang, S. (2018). Mini-review: Combination and Co-delivery in Cancer Treatment Efficacy. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 8(6), 261-264.