Current Status and Future Perspectives of Sonodynamic Therapy and Sonosensitiers

  • Liu, Xing-Han (Department of Oncology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University) ;
  • Li, Sha (Department of Pharmacology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University) ;
  • Wang, Meng (Department of Oncology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University) ;
  • Dai, Zhi-Jun (Department of Oncology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University)
  • Published : 2015.06.26


The precaution and treatment for cancer become inevitable with the rising of morbidity and mortality. In this article, a promising new methodology for cancer treatment, sono-dynamic therapy (SDT) was introduced. In addition, we extensively reviewed the molec-ular mechanisms of SDT killing cancer and summarized the classification of sonosensi-tizers. At the same time, research progress of SDT indicates that it is possible to become a developing field for cancer treatment in clinical application.


Cancer;sonodynamic therapy;sonosensitizer


Supported by : National Natural Science Foundation of China, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, Central Universities


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