Advances in Nanotheranostics II

Cancer Theranostic Nanomedicine

  • Zhifei┬áDai

Part of the Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering book series (SSBSE, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Magnetic Nanoparticles for MRI-Based Theranostics

  3. Ultrasonic Theranostic Agents

  4. Nanoparticles for Cancer Theranostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Tianxin Miao, Yu Zhang, Yun Zeng, Rui Tian, Gang Liu
      Pages 273-305
    3. Huiyu Liu, Linlin Li, Shunhao Wang, Qi Yang
      Pages 307-354
    4. Hengte Ke, Huabing Chen
      Pages 355-381
  5. Tianxin Miao, Yu Zhang, Yun Zeng, Rui Tian, Gang Liu
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This book surveys recent advances in theranostics based on magnetic nanoparticles, ultrasound contrast agents, silica nanoparticles and polymeric micelles. It presents magnetic nanoparticles, which offer a robust tool for contrast enhanced MRI imaging, magnetic targeting, controlled drug delivery, molecular imaging guided gene therapy, magnetic hyperthermia, and controlling cell fate. Multifunctional ultrasound contrast agents have great potential in ultrasound molecular imaging, multimodal imaging, drug/gene delivery, and integrated diagnostics and therapeutics. Due to their diversity and multifunctionality, polymeric micelles and silica-based nanocomposites are highly capable of enhancing the efficacy of multimodal imaging and synergistic cancer therapy.

This comprehensive book summarizes the main advances in multifunctional nanoprobes for targeted imaging and therapy of gastric cancer, and explores the clinical translational prospects and challenges. Although more research is needed to overcome the substantial obstacles that impede the development and availability of nanotheranostic products, such nontrivial nanoagents are expected to revolutionize medical treatments and help to realize the potential of personalized medicine to diagnose, treat, and follow-up patients with cancer.

Zhifei Dai is a Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, China.


Magnetic nanoparticles MRI-based theranostics Multifunctional ultrasound contrast agents Molecular imaging and therapy Imaging guided gene delivery and therapy Multifunctional mesoporous/hollow silica Multimodal micelles

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhifei┬áDai
    • 1
  1. 1.College of EngineeringPeking UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0061-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0063-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-0644
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-0652
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