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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
Small Sized EGFR1 and HER2 Specific Bifunctional Antibody for Targeted Cancer Therapy
Li Ding, Caiping Tian, Song Feng, Guissi Fida, Congying Zhang, Yuxiang Ma, Guanhua Ai, Samuel Achilefu, Yueqing Gu
Theranostics 2015; 5(4): 378-398. doi:10.7150/thno.10084
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Research Paper
Kinetic Analysis of Dynamic 11C-Acetate PET/CT Imaging as a Potential Method for Differentiation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Benign Liver Lesions
Li Huo, Jinxia Guo, Yonghong Dang, Jinqiao Lv, Youjing Zheng, Fang Li, Qingguo Xie, Xiaoyuan Chen
Theranostics 2015; 5(4): 371-377. doi:10.7150/thno.10760
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Review
Off to the Organelles - Killing Cancer Cells with Targeted Gold Nanoparticles
Mohamed Kodiha, Yi Meng Wang, Eliza Hutter, Dusica Maysinger, Ursula Stochaj
Theranostics 2015; 5(4): 357-370. doi:10.7150/thno.10657
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Combined Cancer Photothermal-Chemotherapy Based on Doxorubicin/Gold Nanorod-Loaded Polymersomes
JinFeng Liao, WenTing Li, JinRong Peng, Qian Yang, He Li, YuQuan Wei, XiaoNing Zhang, ZhiYong Qian
Theranostics 2015; 5(4): 345-356. doi:10.7150/thno.10731
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Review
Aptamers: Active Targeting Ligands for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy
Xu Wu, Jiao Chen, Min Wu, Julia Xiaojun Zhao
Theranostics 2015; 5(4): 322-344. doi:10.7150/thno.10257
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Research Paper
Parthenolide Inhibits Cancer Stem-Like Side Population of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Cells via Suppression of the NF-κB/COX-2 Pathway
Kun Liao, Bin Xia, Qun-Ying Zhuang, Meng-Jun Hou, Yu-Jing Zhang, Bing Luo, Yang Qiu, Yan-Fang Gao, Xiao-Jie Li, Hui-Feng Chen, Wen-Hua Ling, Cheng-Yong He, Yi-Jun Huang, Yu-Chun Lin, Zhong-Ning Lin
Theranostics 2015; 5(3): 302-321. doi:10.7150/thno.8387
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Prediction of Tumor Recurrence and Therapy Monitoring Using Ultrasound-Guided Photoacoustic Imaging
Srivalleesha Mallidi, Kohei Watanabe, Dmitriy Timerman, David Schoenfeld, Tayyaba Hasan
Theranostics 2015; 5(3): 289-301. doi:10.7150/thno.10155
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Nanogels from Metal-Chelating Crosslinkers as Versatile Platforms Applied to Copper-64 PET Imaging of Tumors and Metastases
Jacques Lux, Alexander G. White, Minnie Chan, Carolyn J. Anderson, Adah Almutairi
Theranostics 2015; 5(3): 277-288. doi:10.7150/thno.10904
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Serum Fucosylated Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) Improves the Differentiation of Aggressive from Non-aggressive Prostate Cancers
Qing Kay Li, Li Chen, Ming-Hui Ao, Joyce Hanching Chiu, Zhen Zhang, Hui Zhang, Daniel W Chan
Theranostics 2015; 5(3): 267-276. doi:10.7150/thno.10349
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Research Paper
Three-Photon Luminescence of Gold Nanorods and Its Applications for High Contrast Tissue and Deep In Vivo Brain Imaging
Shaowei Wang, Wang Xi, Fuhong Cai, Xinyuan Zhao, Zhengping Xu, Jun Qian, Sailing He
Theranostics 2015; 5(3): 251-266. doi:10.7150/thno.10396
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PEGylated Exendin-4, a Modified GLP-1 Analog Exhibits More Potent Cardioprotection than Its Unmodified Parent Molecule on a Dose to Dose Basis in a Murine Model of Myocardial Infarction
Zhongchan Sun, Guang Tong, Tae Hyung Kim, Nan Ma, Gang Niu, Feng Cao, Xiaoyuan Chen
Theranostics 2015; 5(3): 240-250. doi:10.7150/thno.10226
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52Mn Production for PET/MRI Tracking Of Human Stem Cells Expressing Divalent Metal Transporter 1 (DMT1)
Christina M. Lewis, Stephen A. Graves, Reinier Hernandez, Hector F. Valdovinos, Todd E. Barnhart, Weibo Cai, Mary E. Meyerand, Robert J. Nickles, Masatoshi Suzuki
Theranostics 2015; 5(3): 227-239. doi:10.7150/thno.10185
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Research Paper
Quantitative Hepatitis B Core Antibody Level Is a New Predictor for Treatment Response In HBeAg-positive Chronic Hepatitis B Patients Receiving Peginterferon
Feng-Qin Hou, Liu-Wei Song, Quan Yuan, Lin-Lin Fang, Sheng-Xiang Ge, Jun Zhang, Ji-Fang Sheng, Dong-Ying Xie, Jia Shang, Shu-Huan Wu, Yong-Tao Sun, Shao-Feng Wei, Mao-Rong Wang, Mo-Bin Wan, Ji-Dong Jia, Guang-Han Luo, Hong Tang, Shu-Chen Li, Jun-Qi Niu, Wei-dong Zhou, Li Sun, Ning-Shao Xia, Gui-Qiang Wang
Theranostics 2015; 5(3): 218-226. doi:10.7150/thno.10636
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Research Paper
Ultrasound Molecular Imaging of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 2 Expression for Endometrial Receptivity Evaluation
Hongmei Liu, Yihan Chen, Fei Yan, Xiaohua Han, Junru Wu, Xin Liu, Hairong Zheng
Theranostics 2015; 5(2): 206-217. doi:10.7150/thno.9847
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Percutaneous Intramyocardial Delivery of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Induces Superior Improvement in Regional Left Ventricular Function Compared with Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cells in Porcine Myocardial Infarcted Heart
Bo Tao, Mingliang Cui, Chen Wang, Sai Ma, Feng Wu, Fu Yi, Xing Qin, Junting Liu, Haichang Wang, Zhe Wang, Xiaowei Ma, Jie Tian, Yundai Chen, Jing Wang, Feng Cao
Theranostics 2015; 5(2): 196-205. doi:10.7150/thno.7976
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Research Paper
In situ High Throughput Scattering Light Analysis of Single Plasmonic Nanoparticles in Living Cells
Zhen Gu, Chao Jing, Yi-Lun Ying, Pingang He, Yi-Tao Long
Theranostics 2015; 5(2): 188-195. doi:10.7150/thno.10302
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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 are Mi Kyung Yu, Jinho Park, Sangyong Jon. A certificate and $US 1000 have been issued. Details ...
new 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.
new 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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