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Boron-neutron capture therapy
Author(s): A. M.I. Haque; G. Moschini; Vlado Valkovic; D. Zafiropoulos
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2339, International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications, (3 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204194
Show Author Affiliations
A. M.I. Haque, INFN/Lab. Nazionali di Legnaro (Italy)
G. Moschini, INFN/Lab. Nazionali di Legnaro and Univ. di Padova (Italy)
Vlado Valkovic, IAEA (Austria)
D. Zafiropoulos, INFN/Lab. Nazionali di Legnaro (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2339:
International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications
George Vourvopoulos; Themis Paradellis, Editor(s)

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