Special Issue "Emerging Theranostic Tracers in the Context of Radiopharmaceutical Drug Development"
A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017).
Interests: radiopharmaceutical sciences; labeling chemistry; medicinal chemistry; PET tracers; radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostics and endoradiotherapy; small molecules; peptides; antibodies and derivatives thereof
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Interests: theranostics; radiopharmaceutical sciences; radiolabeling chemistry; radiometals for medicinal purposes; PET tracers, dosimetry for individualized treatment-planning, nuclide production, automatization
Theranostics is a portmanteau consisting of the two words therapy and diagnostics and exemplifies the tight relationship of both disciplines. In nuclear medicine the possibility of labelling a molecular targeting vector (e.g., peptides) either with diagnostic (e.g., positron or gamma-emitters) or therapeutic radionuclides paved the way for a personalized treatment, taking the advantage of imaging diagnostics for early detection, staging, therapy selection, planning and follow-up in cancer therapy.
Since the first theranostic application in the mid-1940s of radioiodine (123I: γ-emitter, imaging; 131I: β- and γ-emitter, therapy and imaging) for therapy of differentiated thyroid cancers the number of theranostic agents and the number of clinical applications is increasing successively. Subsequently, nuclear medicine becomes more and more important, especially in oncology, where this engaging of imaging and therapy leads to increased therapeutic efficiency in cancer treatment.
We would like to invite you, to contribute review or original research articles covering the different facets of this emerging field of research, which will be published as a Special Issue on “Emerging Theranostic Tracers in the Context of Radiopharmaceutical Drug Development”.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Development of theranostic radiopharmaceuticals
• Pre-clinical and clinical application of theranostics in oncology
• Production, radiolabelling and application of new isotopes for theranostics (imaging and/or therapy)
• PET/SPECT imaging for dosimetry and therapy monitoring
Prof. Dr. Klaus Kopka
Dr. Elisabeth Eppard
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Imaging (PET, SPECT)
- Nuclear medicine
- Preparation of Radiopharmaceuticals and Their Use in Drug Development in Pharmaceuticals (3 articles)
- Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry between Imaging and Radioendotherapy in Pharmaceuticals (12 articles)
- Radiochemistry in Pharmaceuticals (2 articles)
- Targets, Tracers and Translation – Novel Radiopharmaceuticals Boost Nuclear Medicine in Pharmaceuticals (16 articles)