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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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Review
Nanoparticles for Radiation Therapy Enhancement: the Key Parameters
Paul Retif, Sophie Pinel, Magali Toussaint, Céline Frochot, Rima Chouikrat, Thierry Bastogne, Muriel Barberi-Heyob
Theranostics 2015; 5(9): 1030-1044. doi:10.7150/thno.11642
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An Innovative Strategy for the Fabrication of Functional Cell Sheets Using an Electroactive Conducting Polymer
HyungJae Lee, Youngnam Cho
Theranostics 2015; 5(9): 1021-1029. doi:10.7150/thno.12389
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Review
Current Approaches for Improving Intratumoral Accumulation and Distribution of Nanomedicines
Mikhail O Durymanov, Andrey A Rosenkranz, Alexander S Sobolev
Theranostics 2015; 5(9): 1007-1020. doi:10.7150/thno.11742
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Research Paper
Concomitant Retrograde Coronary Venous Infusion of Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Enhances Engraftment and Differentiation of Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Cardiac Repair after Myocardial Infarction
Xiao Wang, Lei Zhen, Huangtai Miao, Qiwei Sun, Ya Yang, Bin Que, Edmundo Patricio Lopes Lao, Xingxin Wu, Hongmei Ren, Shutian Shi, Wayne B. Lau, Xinliang Ma, Changsheng Ma, Shaoping Nie
Theranostics 2015; 5(9): 995-1006. doi:10.7150/thno.11607
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Research Paper
DNA Aptamer Selected against Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma for in vivo Imaging and Clinical Tissue Recognition
Xiaoqiu Wu, Zilong Zhao, Huarong Bai, Ting Fu, Chao Yang, Xiaoxiao Hu, Qiaoling Liu, Carole Champanhac, I-Ting Teng, Mao Ye, Weihong Tan
Theranostics 2015; 5(9): 985-994. doi:10.7150/thno.11938
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CD44v6 Monoclonal Antibody-Conjugated Gold Nanostars for Targeted Photoacoustic Imaging and Plasmonic Photothermal Therapy of Gastric Cancer Stem-like Cells
Shujing Liang, Chao Li, Chunlei Zhang, Yunsheng Chen, Liang Xu, Chenchen Bao, Xiaoyong Wang, Gang liu, Fengchun zhang, Daxiang Cui
Theranostics 2015; 5(9): 970-984. doi:10.7150/thno.11632
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[18F]FEBMP: Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of TSPO in a Model of Neuroinflammation in Rats, and in vitro Autoradiograms of the Human Brain
Anjani K. Tiwari, Bin Ji, Joji Yui, Masayuki Fujinaga, Tomoteru Yamasaki, Lin Xie, Rui Luo, Yoko Shimoda, Katsushi Kumata, Yiding Zhang, Akiko Hatori, Jun Maeda, Makoto Higuchi, Feng Wang, Ming-Rong Zhang
Theranostics 2015; 5(9): 961-969. doi:10.7150/thno.12027
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A Plasmonic Gold Nanostar Theranostic Probe for In Vivo Tumor Imaging and Photothermal Therapy
Yang Liu, Jeffrey R. Ashton, Everett J. Moding, Hsiangkuo Yuan, Janna K. Register, Andrew M. Fales, Jaeyeon Choi, Melodi J. Whitley, Xiaoguang Zhao, Yi Qi, Yan Ma, Ganesan Vaidyanathan, Michael R. Zalutsky, David G. Kirsch, Cristian T. Badea, Tuan Vo-Dinh
Theranostics 2015; 5(9): 946-960. doi:10.7150/thno.11974
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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 ReportsĀ®. Congratulations!

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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 “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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