Abstract

Extensive research and development is taking place in diagnostics, therapeutics, and engineering of biological systems from molecular to tissue scale. In the National Cancer Institute Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, researchers from various disciplines are funded to work together on applications of nanotechnology in cancer for diagnostics, therapeutics, and to train the next generation of leaders to work in this critically important area for the nation and the world. Advance in bionanosciences for early diagnostics and targeted personalized therapeutics can provide new solutions for management and eradication of cancer and other diseases. Delivering specific drug molecules to specific sites of interest in the body is a goal of therapeutic applications of bionanotechnology. Much progress has also been made in design and engineering of molecular constructs from DNA, the basic building blocks of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6183039
Pages (from-to)1015-1016
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Volume100
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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