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Special Issue "Recent Progress of Nanotechnology in Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Nanoscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 95

Special Issue Editors

Center for General Education, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
Interests: nanoformulations; molecular imaging; nanoprobes; theranostic strategy; nanomedicine
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1. Institute for Translational Research in Biomedicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung 833, Taiwan
2. Center for General Education, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
Interests: nanotechnology; phototochemistry; biomaterials; molecular imaging; nanomedicine
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cancer is one of the leading diseases in the world that causes many human deaths. Despite the continuous improvements in cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, residual microtumors remain a significant problem. Contrast agents are playing a cruial role in clinical diagnostics of cancer, where they are employed to further enhance the tumor contrast for successful diagnostics. To this end, nanoparticle (NP)-based contrast agents continue to receive considerable attention where they offer an enhanced contrast with greater biocompatibilites compared to conventional contrast agents. In addition to the contrast properties, NPs are also being explored for possible applications in cancer therapy. NPs can be designed to selectively accumulate in cancer cells, thus providing “targeted” treatments that conventional techniques may not be able to deliver. As a result, NPs are being increasingly used in cancer treatments to improve patient outcomes and reduce side effects, particularly in chemotherapy, radiation therapy and phototherapy.

Considering these advantages of NPs, this Special Issue will mainly focus on the recent advances in nanomaterial-mediated therapeutics (including drug delivery, photothermal therapy, photodynamic therapy, radio therapy, etc.) and diagnostics (magnetic resonance, fluorescence, focused ultrasound, computed-tomography-based imaging modalities) approaches for conquering/detecting cancer tumors efficiently. We are greatly looking forward to receiving the submission of high-quality research papers, reviews and perspectives to this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Chia-Hao Su
Dr. Suresh Thangudu
Guest Editors

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  • nanomaterials
  • nanobiomaterials
  • bioimaging
  • contrast agents
  • phototherapy
  • drug delivery
  • radio therapy
  • theranostics
  • molecular imaging
  • nanomedicine

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