Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles in Medicine for Cancer Therapy: An Update

Reshma Rani, Vinit Kumar, Flavio Rizzolio

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In the past few years since our viewpoint on carbon nanoparticles was first published in 2013 (Kumar, V.; Toffoli, G.; Rizzolio, F. ACS Med. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4 (11), 1012-1013), a considerable progress has been made in the area of synthesis, functionalization, and applications of fluorescent carbon nanoparticles (CNPs). This update aims to highlight some key points achieved in the last 4 years in the development of CNPs with a particular emphasis on the approaches to ameliorate clinical applications of CNPs as therapeutics, diagnostics, and theranostics agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-6
Number of pages2
JournalACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 11 2018


  • cancer
  • carbon nanoparticles
  • drug delivery
  • imaging
  • Precision medicine
  • theranostics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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