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Development of a method to extend, by boron neutron capture process, the therapeutic possibilities of a liver autograft
Author(s): Tazio Pinelli; Saverio Altieri; F. Fossati; Aris Zonta; U. Prati; L. Roveda; Rosanna Nano
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Paper Abstract

We present results on surgical technique, neutron filed and irradiation facility concerning the original treatment of the liver diffused metastases. Our method plans to irradiate the isolated organ at a thermal neutron field soon after having been explanted and boron enriched and before being grafted into the same donor. In particular the crucial point of boron uptake was investigated by a rat model with a relevant number of procedure. We give for the first time statistically significant results on the selective boron absorption by tumor tissues.

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Date Published: 27 February 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2867, International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry, (27 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.267875
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Tazio Pinelli, Univ. di Pavia and INFN (Italy)
Saverio Altieri, Univ. di Pavia and INFN (Italy)
F. Fossati, Univ. di Pavia and INFN (Italy)
Aris Zonta, Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
U. Prati, Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
L. Roveda, Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
Rosanna Nano, Univ. di Pavia and CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2867:
International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry
George Vourvopoulos, Editor(s)

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