Theranostics 2018; 8(14):3870-3871. doi:10.7150/thno.27810


Oxygenating the way for enhanced chemophototherapy

Wen Jiang1, Ian Michael Delahunty1, Jin Xie1,2 ✉

1. Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
2. Bio-Imaging Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA

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Hypoxia is behind tumor resistance in both chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy. This editorial highlights a study by Cai et al. [12] that a hemoglobin and human serum albumin hybrid protein nanoparticle can simultaneously deliver O2, chemotherapeutics, and photosensitizers to tumors for enhanced chemophototherapy.

Keywords: hypoxia, photodynamic therapy, chemotherapy, nanoparticles