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Theranostics publishes innovative research articles reflecting the fields of in vitro diagnostics and prognostics, in vivo molecular imaging, molecular therapeutics, image-guided therapy, biosensors, system biology and translational medicine, personalized medicine and a broad spectrum of biomedical research that can be applied to future theranostic applications.

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Research Paper
Fabrication of Graphene and AuNP Core Polyaniline Shell Nanocomposites as Multifunctional Theranostic Platforms for SERS Real-time Monitoring and Chemo-photothermal Therapy
Haolin Chen, Zhiming Liu, Songyang Li, Chengkang Su, Xuejun Qiu, Huiqing Zhong, Zhouyi Guo
Theranostics 2016; 6(8): 1096-1104. doi:10.7150/thno.14361
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Research Paper
Design of Internalizing PSMA-specific Glu-ureido-based Radiotherapeuticals
Till Wüstemann, Ulrike Bauder-Wüst, Martin Schäfer, Matthias Eder, Martina Benesova, Karin Leotta, Clemens Kratochwil, Uwe Haberkorn, Klaus Kopka, Walter Mier
Theranostics 2016; 6(8): 1085-1095. doi:10.7150/thno.13448
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Research Paper
High Precision Imaging of Microscopic Spread of Glioblastoma with a Targeted Ultrasensitive SERRS Molecular Imaging Probe
Ruimin Huang, Stefan Harmsen, Jason M. Samii, Hazem Karabeber, Kenneth L. Pitter, Eric C. Holland, Moritz F. Kircher
Theranostics 2016; 6(8): 1075-1084. doi:10.7150/thno.13842
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Research Paper
Supramolecular Crafting of Self-Assembling Camptothecin Prodrugs with Enhanced Efficacy against Primary Cancer Cells
Hao Su, Pengcheng Zhang, Andrew G Cheetham, Jin Mo Koo, Ran Lin, Asad Masood, Paula Schiapparelli, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Honggang Cui
Theranostics 2016; 6(7): 1065-1074. doi:10.7150/thno.15420
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Research Paper
ATP-Responsive and Near-Infrared-Emissive Nanocarriers for Anticancer Drug Delivery and Real-Time Imaging
Author Chenggen Qian, Yulei Chen, Sha Zhu, Jicheng Yu, Lei Zhang, Peijian Feng, Xin Tang, Quanyin Hu, Wujin Sun, Yue Lu, Xuanzhong Xiao, Qun-Dong Shen, Zhen Gu
Theranostics 2016; 6(7): 1053-1064. doi:10.7150/thno.14843
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Research Paper
Indocyanine Green-Loaded Polydopamine-Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites with Amplifying Photoacoustic and Photothermal Effects for Cancer Theranostics
Dehong Hu, Jingnan Zhang, Guanhui Gao, Zonghai Sheng, Haodong Cui, Lintao Cai
Theranostics 2016; 6(7): 1043-1052. doi:10.7150/thno.14566
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Research Paper
Polydopamine Nanoparticles as a Versatile Molecular Loading Platform to Enable Imaging-guided Cancer Combination Therapy
Ziliang Dong, Hua Gong, Min Gao, Wenwen Zhu, Xiaoqi Sun, Liangzhu Feng, Tingting Fu, Yonggang Li, Zhuang Liu
Theranostics 2016; 6(7): 1031-1042. doi:10.7150/thno.14431
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Research Paper
Solid Tumor Therapy Using a Cannon and Pawn Combination Strategy
Wantong Song, Zhaohui Tang, Dawei Zhang, Xue Wen, Shixian Lv, Zhilin Liu, Mingxiao Deng, Xuesi Chen
Theranostics 2016; 6(7): 1023-1030. doi:10.7150/thno.14741
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Research Paper
A Facile Approach to Functionalize Cell Membrane-Coated Nanoparticles
Hao Zhou, Zhiyuan Fan, Pelin K. Lemons, Hao Cheng
Theranostics 2016; 6(7): 1012-1022. doi:10.7150/thno.15095
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Research Paper
Safe and Immunocompatible Nanocarriers Cloaked in RBC Membranes for Drug Delivery to Treat Solid Tumors
Brian T. Luk, Ronnie H. Fang, Che-Ming J. Hu, Jonathan A. Copp, Soracha Thamphiwatana, Diana Dehaini, Weiwei Gao, Kang Zhang, Shulin Li, Liangfang Zhang
Theranostics 2016; 6(7): 1004-1011. doi:10.7150/thno.14471
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Review
Versatile Nanosystem-Based Cancer Theranostics: Design Inspiration and Predetermined Routing
Yaw Opoku-Damoah, Ruoning Wang, Jianping Zhou, Yang Ding
Theranostics 2016; 6(7): 986-1003. doi:10.7150/thno.14860
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Review
Click Chemistry-Mediated Nanosensors for Biochemical Assays
Yiping Chen, Yunlei Xianyu, Jing Wu, Binfeng Yin, Xingyu Jiang
Theranostics 2016; 6(7): 969-985. doi:10.7150/thno.14856
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Review
Recent Progress in Light-Triggered Nanotheranostics for Cancer Treatment
Pengcheng Zhang, Chunhua Hu, Wei Ran, Jia Meng, Qi Yin, Yaping Li
Theranostics 2016; 6(7): 948-968. doi:10.7150/thno.15217
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Review
Dendritic Polymers for Theranostics
Yuan Ma, Quanbing Mou, Dali Wang, Xinyuan Zhu, Deyue Yan
Theranostics 2016; 6(7): 930-947. doi:10.7150/thno.14855
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Review
Current and Future Theranostic Applications of the Lipid-Calcium-Phosphate Nanoparticle Platform
Andrew B. Satterlee, Leaf Huang
Theranostics 2016; 6(7): 918-929. doi:10.7150/thno.14689
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Research Paper
CD163-Macrophages Are Involved in Rhabdomyolysis-Induced Kidney Injury and May Be Detected by MRI with Targeted Gold-Coated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
Alfonso Rubio-Navarro, Mónica Carril, Daniel Padro, Melanie Guerrero-Hue, Carlos Tarín, Rafael Samaniego, Pablo Cannata, Ainhoa Cano, Juan Manuel Amaro Villalobos, Ángel Manuel Sevillano, Claudia Yuste, Eduardo Gutiérrez, Manuel Praga, Jesús Egido, Juan Antonio Moreno
Theranostics 2016; 6(6): 896-914. doi:10.7150/thno.14915
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Editor-in-Chief:
Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen, PhD, Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, NIBIB, NIH*
* Dr. Chen is serving in his personal capacity.
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new Impact factor is 8.022, according to 2015 release of Journal Citation Reports®. Congratulations!

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Most Cited Paper Award: Winners of this year are Mi Kyung Yu, Jinho Park, Sangyong Jon. A certificate and $US 1000 have been issued. Details ...
Theme Issue on “Light-Mediated Deep-Tissue Theranostics. Guest Editors: Dr. Gang Han, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Dr. Jin Xie, University of Georgia
new Congratulations to Dr. Chen for receiving the 2016 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award for his extensive contributions at the interface between chemistry, biology, and medicine that have helped define the field of nanomedicine.
NCI provides a data repository for characterized cancer nanomaterials, the cancer Nanotechnology Laboratory (caNanoLab). Authors and readers of Theranostics are invited to learn more about the information deposited and how they can add their characterized nanomaterials data.
Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research in NCI has publicly launched a Dialogue on Nanotechnology in Cancer public discussion forum. Readers of Theranostics are invited to participate in this dialog.
Media coverage: Dr. Chen and Theranostics journal have been featured in an article of Laser Focus World magazine, and in C&EN (Chemical and Engineering News).
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