Quantum Dots: Emerging applications in urologic oncology

Chunmeng Shi, Ying Zhu, Wolfgang H. Cerwinka, Haiyen E. Zhau, Fray F. Marshall, Jonathan W. Simons, Shuming Nie, Leland W.K. Chung

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Quantum dots (QDs), nanometer-sized fluorescent probes with unique optical and electronic properties, offer a promising and powerful tool for cancer imaging and diagnostics. For the past few years, QDs were actively developed for biomolecular profiling of cancer biomarkers, in vivo tumor imaging, and even targeted drug delivery. These emerging applications are currently being improved and integrated into clinical practice. In this article, we describe the development of multifunctional QDs and their potential applications in oncology, with a particular emphasis on the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of urologic cancers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-92
Number of pages7
JournalUrologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Cancer imaging
  • Cell signaling
  • EMT
  • Prostate cancer
  • Quantum dots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology


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