Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Photothermal/Photodynamic Therapy"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Lina Bezdetnaya-Bolotine

Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy, Université de Lorraine, CNRS, Institut Cancérologie Lorraine, Vandœuvre-Les-Nancy, France
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Interests: photodynamic therapy; photodiagnosis; drug delivery; nanoparticles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are launching a Special Issue of Nanomaterials entitled “Nanomaterials for Photothermal/Photodynamic Therapy”. Application of the photoactive nanoparticles for cancer treatment is one of the promising directions in the development of personalized medicine. During the light-triggered therapy of cancer, heat (Photothermal Therapy, PTT) and reactive oxygen species (Photodynamic Therapy, PDT) generated by photosensitizer are the two main effectors. This special issue aims to cover different strategies with high safety against cancer improving the effect of phototherapy. For this Special Issue, we are particularly interested in the design of nanomaterials, effects of particles size and surface properties on their biodistribution and therapeutic efficiency for cancer PTT/PDT. Reports on monitoring of nanocarriers and drug release/accumulation profile in preclinical models are highly welcomed. This special issue invites both original articles and reviews.  

Dr. Lina Bezdetnaya-Bolotine
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Photothermal therapy
  • Photosensitizer
  • Nanocarrier
  • Drug delivery
  • Nanotherapeutics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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