Cancer Therapies: New Insights into Photodynamic Therapy and Photodynamic Diagnosis

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 May 2024 | Viewed by 161

Special Issue Editor

Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 15000, China
Interests: nanomaterials; nanoparticle synthesis; nanomaterials synthesis; nanoparticle preparation; nanobiotechnology; cancer therapy
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Dear Colleagues,

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) emerged as a tumour-specific and non-invasive treatment modality for cancer around the 1980s. PDT is considered a promising approach for local cancer treatment because of its unique advantages such as minimal invasiveness, and spatiotemporal modulation.

This Special Issue aims to present the latest research in the field of PDT for cancer, including new developments in photosensitizer design and delivery, advances in imaging techniques, and clinical trials. The articles highlight the potential of PDT as an effective and minimally invasive treatment option for various types of cancer. With ongoing research and development, PDT has the potential to significantly improve cancer outcomes and enhance patients’ quality of life.

In summary, this Special Issue provides a valuable opportunity for researchers to share their latest findings and insights in this field. For those interested in submitting their work for consideration, this issue provides important guidance on the key areas of focus in this field and highlights potential areas for future research.

Dr. Lili Feng
Guest Editor

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  • photodynamic therapy
  • photosensitizing agents
  • photochemical internalization
  • photoacoustic

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