Theranostics 2016; 6(13):2292-2294. doi:10.7150/thno.17634


Light-Mediated Deep-Tissue Theranostics

Gang Han1✉, Jin Xie2,3✉

1. Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
2. Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
3. Bio-Imaging Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA

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This theme issue provides an overview on recent developments of light-mediated imaging and therapy approaches, with an emphasis on those that transcend the shallow tissue penetration dogma.

Keywords: tissue penetration, theranostics, nanoparticles, photodynamic therapy, photothermal therapy