3 March 1995 Boron-neutron capture therapy
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Proceedings Volume 2339, International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.204194
Event: 4th International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques: Neutrons and their Applications, 1994, Crete, Greece
Abstract
The final goal of any radiotherapy project is to expose the tumor as the target to a lethal dose of ionizing radiation, sparing thereby the surrounding healthy tissues to a maximum extent. Precise treatment is nevertheless essential for cure, since the danger exists that the tumor might re-establish itself if every cancer cell is not destroyed. The conventional therapy treatments existing to date, e.g., surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, have been successful in curing some kinds of cancers, but still there are many exceptions. In the following, the progress of a promising therapy tool, called the boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), which has made its dynamic evolution in recent years, is briefly described. The approach towards clinical trials with BNCT is described in detail.
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A. M.I. Haque, A. M.I. Haque, G. Moschini, G. Moschini, Vlado Valkovic, Vlado Valkovic, D. Zafiropoulos, D. Zafiropoulos, } "Boron-neutron capture therapy", Proc. SPIE 2339, International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications, (3 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204194; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.204194
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