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Keywords:

  • Anticancer drugs;
  • Drug delivery;
  • Emulsions;
  • Layer-by-layer assembly;
  • Polymer capsules
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Anticancer emulsions: Degradable, surfactant- free, micrometer- to sub-micrometer-sized polymer-encapsulated emulsions loaded with lipophilic drugs (doxorubicin and 5-fluorouracil) are prepared. In vitro drug-release studies demonstrate controlled release under redox conditions and incubation with human colorectal cancer cells triggers cell death with greater efficiency (≈106 fold) than the free drug.