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Article collections

Cancer Nanotechnology publishes special collections of articles focusing on a specific topic, guest edited by experts in the field. Each collection serves to illustrate a research area’s present status and/or to highlight cutting-edge developments.

The full list of collections both current and previously published collections in the journal are below. Where indicated, the collection welcomes new submissions. 

New articles are added to the collections as they are published.

If you have an idea for a special collection that you'd like to guest edit, click here to let us know.

Multiscale Modelling for Cancer Radiotherapies: from X-rays to ions

Edited by Andrey Solov'yov and Eugene Surdutovich

First published: 13 May 2019

This series provides a platform for scholars and practitioners in disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, and medical science, to share and exchange their research, knowledge, and insights related to the scientific base of assessment of cell inactivation in the course of radiation therapy of different modalities from x-rays to ions.

Nanoparticle design and manufacturing in cancer nanotechnology: challenges of drug delivery, targeted treatment and selective detection

Edited by Željka Krpetić

First published: 18 October 2017

Nanoparticle design is one of the fastest growing fields of applied science. Purposely designing and manufacturing nanoparticles for cancer nanotechnology applications is promising due to the reduced side effects nanoparticles have in diagnostics and treatment of cancer. 
This special collection covers a range of approaches in the field of nanofabrication and/or advanced nanoparticle characterisation that show advancement in design of nano-based tools for drug delivery, targeted treatment and selective detection of cancer.

This collection welcomes new submissions.

Nanomaterials to Enhance the Effect of Ionizing Radiation

Edited by Chun Li and Fred Currell

First published: 3 November 2016

The unique physicochemical properties of nanoparticles have made them especially attractive for mediating enhanced antitumor activity with various energy sources, such as light, magnetic field, radiofrequency, microwave, and ionizing radiation. Enhancement of radioresponse with nanoparticles is attributed to increased drug delivery, synergist interaction with different modes of cell killing, and/or increased cellular exposure to ionizing radiation beams. This collection aims to cover a broad scope of current research on the interaction between nanoparticles and radiation, and provide an outlook for clinical translation of nanotechnology in radiotherapy, one of the pillars of anticancer therapies.

This collection welcomes new submissions.

Previously published collections

The following collections have previously been published in Cancer Nanotechnology ​​​​​​​and are no longer accepting submissions.

Nano Startup Challenge in Cancer - NSC2
Edited by Fred Currell and Steven Curley
First published: 25 April 2016

Nanoscale Radiation Processes Relevant to Cancer Therapy
Edited by Fred Currell
First published: 1 July 2014