Exosomes in cancer therapy: Advances and current challenges
Rajib Dhar 1 , Arikketh Devi 1 , Shankargouda Patil 2 , Marcos Roberto Tovani-Palone 3 4 *
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1 Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, Department of Genetic Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu 603203, INDIA2 College of Dental Medicine, Roseman University of Health Sciences, South Jordan, Utah 84095, USA3 Department of Research Analytics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600077, INDIA4 Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu 603203, INDIA* Corresponding Author


Exosomes are subpopulations of extracellular vesicles (EVs) secreted by cells in normal or pathological conditions. From an oncological point of view, such vesicles are involved in cancer progression and may function as a therapeutic tool (based on EVs source), whose molecular signature plays a significant role in the investigation of cancer biomarkers. Recent research reveals the potential role of exosomes in anticancer drug delivery. In this article, we briefly discuss current theranostics perspectives on exosomes and their future orientation.


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Article Type: Perspective Article

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2023, Volume 20, Issue 5, Article No: em524


Publication date: 01 Sep 2023

Online publication date: 04 Jul 2023

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