The research for more sensitive diagnostic methods, more targeted delivery methods, and superior therapeutic agents has been tremendously expanding over the last 10 years. Some advances have been utilized in the clinics, but most of them are still under aggressive developmental stages. The ultimate goal is to lengthen the life of cancer patients by developing the tools that can detect cancer in early stages and then treat them while minimizing side effects. There is undoubtedly a lot more that needs to be studied and improved in order to utilize even just some of the above-mentioned nanoparticles in a clinical setting. To understand the advantages and disadvantages of each type of nanoparticle, intensive research is underway to make them more targeted and less harmful to healthy tissues while still delivering efficient therapeutic agents and imaging capabilities. However, it is clear that with nanotechnology, we are on the verge of developing exciting in situ cancer sensors.

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