Polymer Nanoparticles Used for Tumor Theranostics and Future Insights

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Processing and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 187

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow Univeristy, Suzhou, China
Interests: polymer; photosensitizer; drug delivery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Polymer nanoparticles play a vital role in tumor theranostics because of their following characteristics: improved targeting, reduced side effects and excellent biocompatibility. To realize the diagnosis and treatment of tumors, polymer nanoparticles can load diagnostic reagents and drugs via chemical conjugation and physical encapsulation. In addition, these nanoparticles can be synthesized from polymers that possess theranostic capabilities on their own.

This Special Issue aims to cover the recent progress and insights into polymer nanoparticles for tumor imaging and treatment. Original research articles and reviews are welcome. The research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following: 1) novel polymer nanoparticles for drug delivery; 2) synthesis of functional polymers for tumor imaging and therapy; and 3) polymer drug delivery systems for combination therapy.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Wenhai Lin
Guest Editor

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  • polymer nanoparticles
  • drug delivery
  • chemotherapy
  • phototherapy
  • immunotherapy
  • nanomedicine
  • stimuli responsiveness
  • imaging
  • theranostics

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