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Keywords:

  • cancer therapy;
  • drug delivery;
  • nanocarriers;
  • nanowires;
  • silicon
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A pratical agent for cancer therapy: Silicon nanowires (SiNWs) were employed in the design of high-performance drug nanocarriers. The SiNWs were used as nanovectors for the delivery of an anticancer drug (DOX). SiNWs feature an ultrahigh drug-loading capacity. In vitro and in vivo experiments show that SiNW-based nanocarriers are highly efficacious for cancer therapy (see picture).