Nanozyme: a rising star for cancer therapy
In recent years, nanozymes have attracted enormous attention due to their effectiveness in promoting various catalytic reactions. To date, thousands of nanozymes have been discovered, including oxidase-like nanozymes, peroxidase-like nanozymes, and catalase-like nanozymes, covering noble metal, transition metal, and carbon nanomaterials. These nanozymes have been widely applied in various fields, including environmental protection, biosensing and nanomedicine. There are many reviews about this rising star being used in analytical chemistry. However, few works about nanozymes were related to cancer therapy. In this study, we comprehensively summarize the latest research advances on the strategies for cancer therapy based on different nanozymes. With traditional cancer treatment (including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, phototherapy), nanozyme catalytic therapy exhibited a synergistic effect for limiting the growth of tumors. Opportunities and trends for nanozymes in future cancer therapy are also discussed.