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Keywords:

  • cancer;
  • imaging agents;
  • nanomedicine;
  • nanoparticles;
  • peptides
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Enhanced visualization of breast cancer in X-ray computed tomography was achieved by using Bi2S3 nanoparticles of 10 nm diameter modified to display a tumor targeting peptide (LyP-1, CGNKRTRGC). Accumulation within the tumor was increased by 260 % over non-labeled nanoparticles.