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Boron neutron capture theory

Jacquelyn C. Yanch, Ruth E. Shefer, Paul M. Busse
From: Science & Medicine: Volume 6 Number 1: Page 18 (February 1999)

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Abstract: Producing artificial radioactivity that is effective only within the confines of a single cell is the idea behind boron neutron capture therapy. Proposed more than 60 years ag, this example of a binary approach to the treatment fo cancer has yet to progress much beyond the experimental stage, not least because the best source of neutrons is a nuclear reactor. The principal target has been glioblastoma multiforme, but recent studies have added melanoma and lung cancer. Neutron capture may also be an alternativ eapproach to synovectomy in rheumatiod arthritis.

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