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Keywords:

  • doxorubicin;
  • nanoparticles;
  • superparamagnetic;
  • TCL-SPION
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Multifunctional superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles: Herein we report a novel, targeted, iron oxide nanoparticle for combined prostate cancer imaging and therapy. By conjugating an aptamer to a thermally stable iron oxide nanoparticle, we have demonstrated that bioconjugates can detect prostate cancer cells with high sensitivity and specificity. Furthermore, the bioconjugates can be used to deliver targeted chemotherapy.