7. Perspectives on Nanotechnology

  1. Hashim Uddin Ahmed MRCS, BM, BCh(Oxon), BA(Hons)3,
  2. Manit Arya FRCS, FRCS(Urol)4,
  3. Peter T. Scardino MD5 and
  4. Mark Emberton FRCS(Urol), FRCS(Eng), MBBS, BSc3
  1. Aleksandar F. Radovic-Moreno1,
  2. Kai P. Yuet1,
  3. Robert S. Langer1 and
  4. Omid C. Farokhzad2

Published Online: 8 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329896.ch7

Interventional Techniques in Uro-Oncology

Interventional Techniques in Uro-Oncology

How to Cite

Radovic-Moreno, A. F., Yuet, K. P., Langer, R. S. and Farokhzad, O. C. (2011) Perspectives on Nanotechnology, in Interventional Techniques in Uro-Oncology (eds H. Uddin Ahmed, M. Arya, P. T. Scardino and M. Emberton), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329896.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, University College London Hospitals NHS, Foundation Trust, London, UK

  2. 4

    Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  3. 5

    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, MIT Department of Chemical Engineering, Cambridge, MA, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Anesthesia, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192729

Online ISBN: 9781444329896



  • Perspectives on nanotechnology;
  • poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG);
  • vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF);
  • Nanoparticle shape and frontiers;
  • Nanoparticle cancer vaccines;
  • Nanoparticles for cancer therapy;
  • epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biodistribution of nanomaterials

  • Nanoparticle shape and frontiers

  • Nanoparticle cancer vaccines

  • Biodegradable nanoparticle vaccines

  • Nanoparticles for cancer therapy

  • Future directions

  • Conclusions

  • References