This review focuses on the various formulation approaches that have been explored to achieve localized delivery in breast cancer. The rationale behind the necessity of localized drug delivery has been extensively reviewed. The review also emphasizes the various possible routes for achieving localized drug delivery. Particularly, different types of nanoplatforms like lipid-based drug carriers, polymeric particles, hydrogels, drug conjugates and other formulation strategies like microneedles and drug-eluting implants, which have been used to increase tumor retention and subsequently halt tumor progression, have been deliberated here. In addition, the significant challenges that may be encountered in the delivery of anticancer drugs and the aspects that require careful evaluation for effective localized delivery of chemotherapeutic agents have been discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Biomedical Engineering
- Materials Science(all)