A specific photoimmunotheranostics agent to detect and eliminate skin cancer cells expressing EGFR

@article{Felbert2016ASP,
  title={A specific photoimmunotheranostics agent to detect and eliminate skin cancer cells expressing EGFR},
  author={Verena von Felbert and Dirk Olaf Bauerschlag and Nikolaus Maass and Karen Br{\"a}utigam and Ivo Meinhold-Heerlein and Mira Woitok and Stefan Barth and Ahmad Fawzi Hussain},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={142},
  pages={1003-1011}
}
PurposeThe term “theranostics” represents a new paradigm in medicine especially for cancer treatment. This term was coined by Funkhouser in 2002 and defines a reagent that combines therapeutic and diagnostic properties. It is widely believed that theranostics agents will have considerable impact on healthcare before, during, and after disease by improving cancer prognosis and management simultaneously. Current theranostics approaches still rely on passive tumor targeting strategies, which have… CONTINUE READING
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