In this review, we summarised the different methods for copper nanoparticle synthesis, including green methods. We highlighted that the synthesis of the copper nanoparticles from green sources is preferable as they serve as stable and reducing entities. Furthermore, we critically reviewed the effectiveness of copper-based nanoparticles in oncogenic treatments emphasizing breast, lung, colorectal, and skin cancers. Finally, we have summarised the recent progress made in copper-based nanoparticles and their applications to amplify and rectify present cancer treatment options. The synthesis, characterization, stabilization, and functionalization techniques of various copper-based nanoparticles have also been highlighted in each section. In conclusion, the review provides the outlook of copper nanoparticles in cancer diagnostics and therapeutics.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Current Pharmaceutical Design|
|Early online date||3 Aug 2021|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 31 Dec 2021|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Gowhar, Fatima, Naema, and Zamzam acknowledge the support of The Research Council (TRC) of Oman for compiling the manuscript under the supervision of all co-authors.
© 2021 Bentham Science Publishers.
- copper nanoparticles
- Cancer treatment
- Copper nanoparticles
- cancer treatment