boron neutron-capture therapy

boron neutron-capture therapy

A form of radiation therapy in which a boron-rich solution is administed IV, which concentrates in tumour cells; the patient is then exposed to a stream of neutrons from a nuclear reactor; the radiation is absorbed by the boron and causes tumour cell lysis without harming normal cells. Boron therapy is not regarded as a mainstream therapeutic modality.
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Boron neutron-capture therapy (BNCT) [6] is an experimental binary radiotherapy in which a tumor-localizing, boronated carrier drug is allowed to accumulate in cancerous tissue before neutron irradiation.
Boron neutron-capture therapy (BNCT) for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) using the epithermal neutron beam at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.