Drug Delivery in Oncology
Part of the Pharmaceutical Science and Technology eBook Collection
Edited by Alejandro D Ricart
Drug delivery systems employed in oncology attempt to improve the therapeutic index of anticancer agents by efficiently directing them to tumor cells, which can be achieved by active or passive targeting. Other advantages of delivery systems in oncology may include reducing toxic effects to normal tissues, simplifying drug administration and improving patient compliance. The six chapters of this book provide essential information about clinical pharmacology of drug delivery systems used in the treatment of cancer, with an emphasis on those systems that have achieved regulatory approval.