boron neutron capture therapy


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boron neutron capture therapy

n.
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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Methods for boron analysis in boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) [Review].
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Boron neutron capture therapy for glioblastoma multiforme: interim results from the phase I/II dose-escalation studies.
Binary Therapeutics hold certain proprietary technologies in the area of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), both of which are expected to rely upon the combined use of a drug compound and an energy source to treat certain cancers.
He also created a specific type of nanoparticle that selectively targets cancer cells for boron neutron capture therapy.
These compounds are used in treating cancer tumors through a novel form of targeted radiotherapy called Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT).
NASDAQ-NMS: VSTR) today announced that it will collaborate with Neutron Technology Corporation, a private company based in Boise, Idaho, to develop a promising type of radiotherapy called Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT), for the potential treatment of brain cancer and AIDS- related cancers.