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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M2 PHARMA-November 21, 2017-RaySearch Laboratories enters agreement with Sumitomo in Japan for boron neutron capture therapy
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 21, 2017-RaySearch Laboratories enters agreement with Sumitomo in Japan for boron neutron capture therapy
Evaluation of radioactivity in the bodies of mice induced by neutron exposure form an epi-thermal neutron source of an accelerator-based boron neutron capture therapy system Satoshi NAKAMURA, Shoji IMAMICHI, Kazuyoshi MASUMOTO, Masashi ITO, Akihisa WAKITA, Hiroyuki OKAMOTO, Shie NISHIOKA, Kotaro IIJIMA, Kazuma KOBAYASHI, Yoshihisa ABE, Hiroshi IGAKI, Kazuyoshi KURITA, Teiji NISHIO, Mitsuko MASUTANI and Jun ITAMI Communicated by Takashi SUGIMURA, M.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan's Okayama University today signed an agreement to cooperate in developing Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT), a form of radiotherapy for cancer.
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.
Spectral tailoring for boron neutron capture therapy.
A possible new treatment is boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), which is an experimental form of targeted radiation treatment for cancer that previously has been used to treat brain tumors.
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.