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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
Targeted Mesoporous Iron Oxide Nanoparticles-Encapsulated Perfluorohexane and a Hydrophobic Drug for Deep Tumor Penetration and Therapy
Yu-Lin Su, Jen-Hung Fang, Chia-Ying Liao, Chein-Ting Lin, Yun-Ting Li, Shang-Hsiu Hu
Theranostics 2015; 5(11): 1233-1248. doi:10.7150/thno.12843
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Research Paper
Casein-Coated Fe5C2 Nanoparticles with Superior r2 Relaxivity for Liver-Specific Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Taku A. Cowger, Wei Tang, Zipeng Zhen, Kai Hu, David E. Rink, Trever J. Todd, Geoffrey D. Wang, Weizhong Zhang, Hongmin Chen, Jin Xie
Theranostics 2015; 5(11): 1225-1232. doi:10.7150/thno.12570
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Research Paper
Identification of 7 Proteins in Sera of RA Patients with Potential to Predict ETA/MTX Treatment Response
Antoine Obry, Julie Hardouin, Thierry Lequerré, Frédérique Jarnier, Olivier Boyer, Patrice Fardellone, Peggy Philippe, Christian Marcelli, Xavier Le Loët, Olivier Vittecoq, Pascal Cosette
Theranostics 2015; 5(11): 1214-1224. doi:10.7150/thno.12403
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Research Paper
A Disposable Microfluidic Device for Controlled Drug Release from Thermal-Sensitive Liposomes by High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
Long Meng, Zhiting Deng, Lili Niu, Fei Li, Fei Yan, Junru Wu, Feiyan Cai, Hairong Zheng
Theranostics 2015; 5(11): 1203-1213. doi:10.7150/thno.12295
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Research Paper
Unmasking Silent Endothelial Activation in the Cardiovascular System Using Molecular Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Julie Belliere, Sara Martinez de Lizarrondo, Robin P. Choudhury, Aurélien Quenault, Audrey Le Béhot, Christine Delage, Dominique Chauveau, Joost P. Schanstra, Jean-Loup Bascands, Denis Vivien, Maxime Gauberti
Theranostics 2015; 5(11): 1187-1202. doi:10.7150/thno.11835
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Research Paper
Assessment of Inflammation in an Acute on Chronic Model of Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Ultrasound Molecular Imaging
Steven Machtaler, Ferdinand Knieling, Richard Luong, Lu Tian, Jürgen K. Willmann
Theranostics 2015; 5(11): 1175-1186. doi:10.7150/thno.13048
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Research Paper
A Quick Responsive Fluorogenic pH Probe for Ovarian Tumor Imaging
Ching-Hsuan Tung, Jianjun Qi, Lingchuan Hu, Myung Shin Han, Young Kim
Theranostics 2015; 5(10): 1166-1174. doi:10.7150/thno.12813
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Research Paper
Structure-based Design of Peptides with High Affinity and Specificity to HER2 Positive Tumors
Lingling Geng, Zihua Wang, Xiaoliang Yang, Dan Li, Wenxi Lian, Zhichu Xiang, Weizhi Wang, Xiangli Bu, Wenjia Lai, Zhiyuan Hu, Qiaojun Fang
Theranostics 2015; 5(10): 1154-1165. doi:10.7150/thno.12398
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Research Paper
Manganese (II) Chelate Functionalized Copper Sulfide Nanoparticles for Efficient Magnetic Resonance/Photoacoustic Dual-Modal Imaging Guided Photothermal Therapy
Renfa Liu, Lijia Jing, Dong Peng, Yong Li, Jie Tian, Zhifei Dai
Theranostics 2015; 5(10): 1144-1153. doi:10.7150/thno.11754
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Review
MicroRNAs: New Biomarkers for Diagnosis, Prognosis, Therapy Prediction and Therapeutic Tools for Breast Cancer
Gloria Bertoli, Claudia Cava, Isabella Castiglioni
Theranostics 2015; 5(10): 1122-1143. doi:10.7150/thno.11543
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Research Paper
Pilot Prospective Evaluation of 18F-Alfatide II for Detection of Skeletal Metastases
Baoming Mi, Chunjing Yu, Donghui Pan, Min Yang, Weixing Wan, Gang Niu, Xiaoyuan Chen
Theranostics 2015; 5(10): 1115-1121. doi:10.7150/thno.12938
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Research Paper
Direct Imaging of Cerebral Thromboemboli Using Computed Tomography and Fibrin-targeted Gold Nanoparticles
Jeong-Yeon Kim, Ju Hee Ryu, Dawid Schellingerhout, In-Cheol Sun, Su-Kyoung Lee, Sangmin Jeon, Jiwon Kim, Ick Chan Kwon, Matthias Nahrendorf, Cheol-Hee Ahn, Kwangmeyung Kim, Dong-Eog Kim
Theranostics 2015; 5(10): 1098-1114. doi:10.7150/thno.11679
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Research Paper
Superior Performance of Aptamer in Tumor Penetration over Antibody: Implication of Aptamer-Based Theranostics in Solid Tumors
Dongxi Xiang, Conglong Zheng, Shu-Feng Zhou, Shuxi Qiao, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Chunwen Pu, Yong Li, Lingxue Kong, Abbas Z. Kouzani, Jia Lin, Ke Liu, Lianhong Li, Sarah Shigdar, Wei Duan
Theranostics 2015; 5(10): 1083-1097. doi:10.7150/thno.11711
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Research Paper
Photoluminescent Mesoporous Silicon Nanoparticles with siCCR2 Improve the Effects of Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Transplantation after Acute Myocardial Infarction
Wenbin Lu, ZhuoYing Xie, Yong Tang, Ling Bai, Yuyu Yao, Cong Fu, Genshan Ma
Theranostics 2015; 5(10): 1068-1082. doi:10.7150/thno.11517
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Research Paper
Enzyme-Controlled Intracellular Self-Assembly of 18F Nanoparticles for Enhanced MicroPET Imaging of Tumor
Yaling Liu, Qingqing Miao, Pei Zou, Longfei Liu, Xiaojing Wang, Linna An, Xiaoliu Zhang, Xiangping Qian, Shineng Luo, Gaolin Liang
Theranostics 2015; 5(10): 1058-1067. doi:10.7150/thno.11758
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Research Paper
Doxycycline Inducible Melanogenic Vaccinia Virus as Theranostic Anti-Cancer Agent
Lorenz Kirscher, Xosé Luis Deán-Ben, Miriam Scadeng, Angelika Zaremba, Qian Zhang, Christina Kober, Thomas Felix Fehm, Daniel Razansky, Vasilis Ntziachristos, Jochen Stritzker, Aladar A. Szalay
Theranostics 2015; 5(10): 1045-1057. doi:10.7150/thno.12533
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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.
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