Recent Advances in NIR-II Fluorescence Imaging-Based Cancer Treatment

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Drug Delivery and Controlled Release".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 143

Special Issue Editor

School of Science, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China
Interests: polymer chemistry; molecular imaging probes; nanomedicines; prodrugs; aggregation-induced emission; fluorescence imaging; photoacoustic imaging; microscopy; wide-field imaging; two photon imaging; second harmonic imaging
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Dear Colleagues,

NIR-II (Near-Infrared II) fluorescence imaging has emerged as a promising tool for advancing cancer theranostics, particularly in drug delivery. This innovative approach involves utilizing the unique optical properties of NIR-II light, which penetrates biological tissues more effectively than visible wavelengths. By employing NIR-II fluorescence imaging, researchers can visualize and track drug delivery processes with unprecedented depth and clarity, enhancing precision in cancer theranostics. Integrating NIR-II fluorescence imaging into drug delivery systems allows real-time monitoring of therapeutic agents, enabling dynamic assessments of their distribution, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and overall efficacy within the tumor microenvironment. Apart from this, NIR-II fluorescence can be combined with other imaging modalities, which could be useful for different biomedical applications. In reality, NIR-II fluorescence imaging-guided drug delivery holds great promise for improving the accuracy and efficiency of cancer theranostics, accompanying a new era of personalized and targeted cancer treatment strategies.

Dr. Bing Guo
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • NIR-II (Near-Infrared II) fluorescence
  • cancer theranostics
  • drug delivery
  • targeted cancer treatment

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