Special Issue "Radiopharmaceuticals and Nanotechnology"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Radiopharmaceutical Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 70

Special Issue Editors

Medical Physics Department, Jules Bordet Institute, 90 Rue Meylemeersch, B-1070 Brussel, Belgium
Interests: radiobiology; nanomedicine; radiosensitizer; DNA damage; high-LET radiation
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Dr. Céline Mirjolet
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Guest Editor
Preclinical Radiotherapy and Radiobiology Research Team, PIRP, INSERM-1231, Centre Georges François Leclerc, Unicancer, 1 rue Pr Marion, 21079 Dijon, France
Interests: radiobiology; nanomedicine; radio-induced immune response; external radiotherapy; immunotherapy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past decades, the development of nanomedicine has offered the possibility to exploit nanoscale materials for a wide range of applications, improving the diagnosis and treatment of serious diseases. Numerous proofs-of-concept and developments were recently published, opening up possibilities for targeted and personalized therapy, changing the paradigm of cancer treatment from the conventional local approach to a more systemic one. These promising results also raised some questions about the challenges of rapidly transitioning these technologies to the clinic and highlighted the need for multi-disciplinary teams that join forces.

In this special issue of Pharmaceuticals, we aim to provide exciting insights into state-of-the-art research as well as future developments in the field of nanotechnologies for radiation-based diagnosis and treatment. We invite transdisciplinary teams to submit papers (full research papers, short communications and review) covering a range of topics in the field including, but not limited to:

  • The design and synthesis of novel nanomaterials/tracers;
  • The use of nanotechnology for multi-modal applications including targeted drug delivery, imaging or radiation therapy;
  • Characterization and modelling of the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of radiopharmaceuticals and nano-objects;
  • New in vivo (pre)-clinical validations of nanomaterials and radiopharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer and other diseases;
  • Nanotechnology-enhanced dosimetry of radiotherapy and radiopharmaceutical therapy.

Dr. Sébastien Penninckx
Dr. Céline Mirjolet
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • radiopharmaceutics
  • nanoparticle
  • radiation (external beam radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, brachytherapy, PET, SPECT, …)
  • theranostic
  • nanomedicine

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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