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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
Near-Infrared Light Triggered ROS-activated Theranostic Platform based on Ce6-CPT-UCNPs for Simultaneous Fluorescence Imaging and Chemo-Photodynamic Combined Therapy
Caixia Yue, Chunlei Zhang, Gabriel Alfranca, Yao Yang, Xinquan Jiang, Yuming Yang, Fei Pan, Jesús M. de la Fuente, Daxiang Cui
Theranostics 2016; 6(4): 456-469. doi:10.7150/thno.14101
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Research Paper
Reparable Cell Sonoporation in Suspension: Theranostic Potential of Microbubble
S. Moosavi Nejad, Hamid Hosseini, Hidenori Akiyama, Katsuro Tachibana
Theranostics 2016; 6(4): 446-455. doi:10.7150/thno.13518
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Research Paper
A pH-Responsive Host-guest Nanosystem Loading Succinobucol Suppresses Lung Metastasis of Breast Cancer
Zhaoling Dan, Haiqiang Cao, Xinyu He, Zhiwen Zhang, Lili Zou, Lijuan Zeng, Yan Xu, Qi Yin, Minghua Xu, Dafang Zhong, Haijun Yu, Qi Shen, Pengcheng Zhang, Yaping Li
Theranostics 2016; 6(3): 435-445. doi:10.7150/thno.13896
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Research Paper
68Ga-Pentixafor-PET/CT for Imaging of Chemokine Receptor 4 Expression in Glioblastoma
Constantin Lapa, Katharina Lückerath, Irene Kleinlein, Camelia Maria Monoranu, Thomas Linsenmann, Almuth F. Kessler, Martina Rudelius, Saskia Kropf, Andreas K. Buck, Ralf-Ingo Ernestus, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Mario Löhr, Ken Herrmann
Theranostics 2016; 6(3): 428-434. doi:10.7150/thno.13986
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Research Paper
Gadolinium-Based Nanoparticles and Radiation Therapy for Multiple Brain Melanoma Metastases: Proof of Concept before Phase I Trial
Shady Kotb, Alexandre Detappe, François Lux, Florence Appaix, Emmanuel L. Barbier, Vu-Long Tran, Marie Plissonneau, Hélène Gehan, Florence Lefranc, Claire Rodriguez-Lafrasse, Camille Verry, Ross Berbeco, Olivier Tillement, Lucie Sancey
Theranostics 2016; 6(3): 418-427. doi:10.7150/thno.14018
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Research Paper
A Multifunctional Theranostic Nanoagent for Dual-Mode Image-Guided HIFU/Chemo- Synergistic Cancer Therapy
Nan Zhang, Xiaojun Cai, Wei Gao, Ronghui Wang, Chunyan Xu, Yuanzhi Yao, Lan Hao, Danli Sheng, Hangrong Chen, Zhigang Wang, Yuanyi Zheng
Theranostics 2016; 6(3): 404-417. doi:10.7150/thno.13478
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Research Paper
Improving Nanoparticle Penetration in Tumors by Vascular Disruption with Acoustic Droplet Vaporization
Yi-Ju Ho, Yuan-Chih Chang, Chih-Kuang Yeh
Theranostics 2016; 6(3): 392-403. doi:10.7150/thno.13727
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Review
DNA Methyltransferase Activity Assays: Advances and Challenges
Wan Jun Poh, Cayden Pang Pee Wee, Zhiqiang Gao
Theranostics 2016; 6(3): 369-391. doi:10.7150/thno.13438
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Research Paper
Image-aided Suicide Gene Therapy Utilizing Multifunctional hTERT-targeting Adenovirus for Clinical Translation in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Yun-Hee Kim, Kyung Tae Kim, Sang-Jin Lee, Seung-Hee Hong, Ju Young Moon, Eun Kyung Yoon, Sukyoung Kim, Eun Ok Kim, Se Hun Kang, Seok Ki Kim, Sun Il Choi, Sung Ho Goh, Daehong Kim, Seong-Wook Lee, Mi Ha Ju, Jin Sook Jeong, In-Hoo Kim
Theranostics 2016; 6(3): 357-368. doi:10.7150/thno.13621
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Research Paper
Triple-Modal Imaging of Magnetically-Targeted Nanocapsules in Solid Tumours In Vivo
Jie Bai, Julie T.-W. Wang, Noelia Rubio, Andrea Protti, Hamed Heidari, Riham Elgogary, Paul Southern, Wafa' T. Al-Jamal, Jane Sosabowski, Ajay M. Shah, Sara Bals, Quentin A. Pankhurst, Khuloud T. Al-Jamal
Theranostics 2016; 6(3): 342-356. doi:10.7150/thno.11918
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Research Paper
Imalytics Preclinical: Interactive Analysis of Biomedical Volume Data
Felix Gremse, Marius Stärk, Josef Ehling, Jan Robert Menzel, Twan Lammers, Fabian Kiessling
Theranostics 2016; 6(3): 328-341. doi:10.7150/thno.13624
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Research Paper
Double-stem Hairpin Probe and Ultrasensitive Colorimetric Detection of Cancer-related Nucleic Acids
Jianguo Xu, Hongling Li, Zai-Sheng Wu, Jun Qian, Chang Xue, Lee Jia
Theranostics 2016; 6(3): 318-327. doi:10.7150/thno.13533
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Research Paper
Active Tumor Permeation and Uptake of Surface Charge-Switchable Theranostic Nanoparticles for Imaging-Guided Photothermal/Chemo Combinatorial Therapy
Chia-Chian Hung, Wen-Chia Huang, Yi-Wen Lin, Ting-Wei Yu, Hsin-Hung Chen, Sung-Chyr Lin, Wen-Hsuan Chiang, Hsin-Cheng Chiu
Theranostics 2016; 6(3): 302-317. doi:10.7150/thno.13686
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Research Paper
Quantitative Magnetic Particle Imaging Monitors the Transplantation, Biodistribution, and Clearance of Stem Cells In Vivo
Bo Zheng, Marc P. von See, Elaine Yu, Beliz Gunel, Kuan Lu, Tandis Vazin, David V. Schaffer, Patrick W. Goodwill, Steven M. Conolly
Theranostics 2016; 6(3): 291-301. doi:10.7150/thno.13728
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Editorial
New Perspectives Offered by Nuclear Medicine for the Imaging and Therapy of Multiple Myeloma
Charles Mesguich, Paolo Zanotti-Fregonara, Elif Hindié
Theranostics 2016; 6(2): 287-290. doi:10.7150/thno.14400
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Research Paper
In vivo MR and Fluorescence Dual-modality Imaging of Atherosclerosis Characteristics in Mice Using Profilin-1 Targeted Magnetic Nanoparticles
Yabin Wang, Jiangwei Chen, Bo Yang, Hongyu Qiao, Lei Gao, Tao Su, Sai Ma, Xiaotian Zhang, Xiujuan Li, Gang Liu, Jianbo Cao, Xiaoyuan Chen, Yundai Chen, Feng Cao
Theranostics 2016; 6(2): 272-286. doi:10.7150/thno.13350
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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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Most Cited Paper Award: Winners of this year areĀ Mi Kyung Yu, Jinho Park, Sangyong Jon. A certificate and $US 1000 have been issued. Details ...
new 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
Theme Issue on “NanoTheranostics. Guest Editors: Dr. Jun Wang, University of Science and Technology of China, and Dr. Honggang Cui, Johns Hopkins University
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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