Photothermal Properties of Hollow Gold Nanostructures for Cancer Theranostics


Cancer theranostic agents are defined as integrated platforms, which can combine the tumor diagnosis, therapeutic, or even therapeutic evaluation functions in one system. Hollow gold (Au) nanostructures have been emerging as promising nanoplatforms for cancer theranostics because of their specific structure and unique optical property for both cancer imaging and therapeutics. Au nanocages, hollow Au nanospheres, and hollow Au nanoshells are three kinds of hollow Au nanostructures widely investigated in the recent years. This chapter briefly summarizes the synthesis methods and cancer theranostic applications of the above three kinds of Au nanostructures, aiming to highlight the importance and potential future use of these agents.

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Photothermal Properties of Hollow Gold Nanostructures for Cancer Theranostics
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Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties
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  • Bharat Bhushan Send Email (1)
  • Dan Luo Send Email (2)
  • Scott R. Schricker Send Email (3)
  • Wolfgang Sigmund Send Email (4)
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  • 1 Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • 2 Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • 3 Division of Restorative, Prosthetic and Primary Care, The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • 4 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • 5 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
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  • Liangran Guo (6)
  • Yajuan Li (6)
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  • Wei Lu Send Email (6) (8)
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  • 6 Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, The University of Rhode Island, 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI, 02881, USA
  • 7 David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 500 Main Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA
  • 8 School of Pharmacy, Fudan University, 826 Zhangheng Road, Shanghai, 201203, China
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