Targeted nanotheranostics for future personalized medicine: Recent progress in cancer therapy

Sung Duk Jo, Sook Hee Ku, You Yeon Won, Sun Hwa Kim, Ick Chan Kwon

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Recently, many theranostic nanomaterials have been developed by integrating therapeutic and diagnostic agents in a single regimen. Real-time visualization of nano drug carrier biodistributions, drug release processes and therapeutic responses can provide critical information needed for dynamically optimizing treatment operations in a personalized manner in real time. This review highlights recent progresses in the development of multifunctional nanoparticles possessing both therapeutic and imaging functionalities for cancer therapy. The advantages of using nanoparticle platforms are discussed. Examples demonstrating various combinations of imaging and therapeutic modalities are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1362-1377
Number of pages16
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • Cancer therapy
  • Nanotheranostics
  • Personalized medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)


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