26. Theranostic Applications of Gold Nanoparticles in Cancer

  1. Xiaoyuan Chen2,3
  1. Parmeswaran Diagaradjane,
  2. Pranshu Mohindra and
  3. Sunil Krishnan

Published Online: 25 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch26

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

How to Cite

Diagaradjane, P., Mohindra, P. and Krishnan, S. (2011) Theranostic Applications of Gold Nanoparticles in Cancer, in Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging (ed X. Chen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford and Bio-X Program, Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

  2. 3

    Laboratory for Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470521151

Online ISBN: 9780470767047



  • theranostic applications - of gold nanoparticles in cancer;
  • gold nanoparticles in cancer imaging and therapy - capable of theranostic applications, unique properties of cancers exploited for imaging and therapy;
  • gold nanoparticles, and therapeutic efficacy - enhanced by active targeting of nanoparticles to cell surface receptors, overexpressed in tumors


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of Gold Nanoparticles in Cancer Imaging and Therapy

  • Therapeutic Applications of Gold Nanoparticles

  • Estimation of Gold Accumulation

  • Imaging of Spatial Distribution of Intratumoral Gold Accumulation

  • Conclusion

  • References