The application of nanotechnology to biology and medicine in
cancer diagnosis is termed nanobiomedicine. Nanoparticles 1–100
nm in size usually have unique physical and/or chemical
properties, and this has attracted great attention in the cancer
research. Preparation and biomedical applications of the
nanoparticles are key components in nanobiomedicine.
Semiconductor nanocrystals, including quantum dots (QDs) and
quantum rods (QRs), have been extensively investigated for drug
delivery, biomedical imaging and tumor target therapy.
In Semiconductor Quantum Dots and Rods for In Vivo Imaging and
Cancer Phototherapy, the QD and QR optical properties,
sentinel lymph node mapping, in vivo tumor target imaging,
self-illuminating QDs for in vivo imaging, in vivo
cancer photothermal therapy and photodynamic therapy, QD-graphene
nanosheet, and QD-magnetic hybrid nanocomposites for bioimaging
and cancer therapy are discussed. This book may interest under-
and postgraduate students in the field of bioengineering
(especially cancer phototherapy) and medical professions
Readership: Undergraduate and postgraduate students in bioengineering and with a particular interest in cancer phototherapy. It may also interest technical non-specialists.