Organic molecule-based photothermal agents: an expanding photothermal therapy universe

Hyo Sung Jung, Peter Verwilst, Amit Sharma, Jinwoo Shin, Jonathan L. Sessler, Jong Seung Kim
  • Chemical Society Reviews, January 2018, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c7cs00522a

Organic molecule based photothermal agents for cancer therapy

What is it about?

A review article about organic molecule-based photothermal agents reported for cancer therapy

Why is it important?

Over the last decade, organic photothermal therapy (PTT) agents have attracted increasing attention as a potential complement for, or alternative to, classical drugs and sensitizers involving inorganic nanomaterials. In this tutorial review, we provide a structured description of the main classes of organic photothermal agents and their characteristics. Representative agents that have been studied in the context of photothermal therapy since 2000 are summarized and recent advances in using PTT agents to address various cancers indications are highlighted.

Perspectives

Amit Sharma (Author)
Korea University

Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long-standing collaborations. Representative agents that have been studied in the context of photothermal therapy since 2000 are summarized and recent advances in using PTT agents to address various cancers indications are highlighted.

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