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Theranostics. 2018 Jun 21;8(14):3870-3871. doi: 10.7150/thno.27810. eCollection 2018.

Oxygenating the way for enhanced chemophototherapy.

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


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.


chemotherapy; hypoxia; nanoparticles; photodynamic therapy

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