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Keywords:

  • antitumor agents;
  • drug delivery;
  • imaging agents;
  • nanotechnology
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Multitasking rust ball: The questions of where a tumor is located, whether drugs are properly delivered to the tumor, and what the therapeutic response of the tumor is, could be answered by using simple but smart, drug-loaded superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles that can accumulate in tumor with high efficiency thanks to the presence of rationally engineered polymer coating layers.