Theranostics 2018; 8(14):3870-3871. doi:10.7150/thno.27810
Oxygenating the way for enhanced chemophototherapy
1. Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
2. Bio-Imaging Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Jiang W, Delahunty IM, Xie J. Oxygenating the way for enhanced chemophototherapy. Theranostics 2018; 8(14):3870-3871. doi:10.7150/thno.27810. Available from http://www.thno.org/v08p3870.htm
Hypoxia is behind tumor resistance in both chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy. This editorial highlights a study by Cai et al.  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