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boron neutron capture therapy

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A treatment for cancers, especially virulent ones of the brain, in which a person who has been injected with a boron compound that concentrates in cancerous cells is exposed to neutron irradiation causing the boron compound to emit alpha particles that destroy the cancer cells.
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210 articles out of 700 were selected for the conference which also includes certain specialist panels on Bushehr and Arak reactors as well as Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT).
Since the 1930s, scientists have sought success with a cancer treatment known as boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT)," Hawthorne, a recent winner of the National Medal of Science awarded by President Obama in the White House, said.
Specific chapter topics include amino acid PET imaging, molecular classification of malignant gliomas, biomarkers, and boron neutron capture therapy, antiangiogenesis therapies, and gene therapy.
He also created a specific type of nanoparticle that selectively targets cancer cells for boron neutron capture therapy.
Spectral tailoring for boron neutron capture therapy.
The experimental method, called boron neutron capture therapy, involves injecting boron atoms into the diseased organ and using a neutron beam to split them into destructive high-energy particles.
The method used - called boron neutron capture therapy - involved attaching boron atoms to the amino acid phenylalanine and injecting them into the patient.
The surgery - called boron neutron capture therapy - involved attaching boron atoms to the amino acid phenylalanine and injecting them into the patient.
Boron neutron capture therapy of brain tumors: an emerging therapeutic modality [Review].
Radiation Therapy/Oncology: Radiation oncology; Combination Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy; Brachytherapy; Brachytherapy for the Prevention of Restenosis in Peripheral Arteries Following PTA of the Femoropopliteal System; Intracoronary Brachytherapy; Breast Conservation Therapy in the Management of Invasive Breast Cancer; Neutron Beam Radiotherapy; Proton Beam Radiotherapy; Stereotactic radiosurgery; Transperineal Brachytherapy for prostate cancer; Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) For Glioblastoma Multiforme; Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy; Radiation Therapy web sites.
Contributors from technical, pharmaceutical, biological, and medical fields discuss such topics as conventional chemotherapeutic drug nano-particles for cancer treatment, nano-vehicles and high-molecular-weight delivery agents for boron neutron capture theory, the critical analysis of cancer therapy using nano-materials, and colloidal systems for delivering anti-cancer agents in breast cancer and multiple myeloma.
The treatment, called Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, has already been tested successfully on patients in the United States.