Mitsunori Kirihata

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Here we demonstrate that differentiation between glioblastoma (GB) tumor progression (TP) and radiation necrosis (RN) can be achieved with fluoride-labeled boronoalanine positron emission tomography (F-BPA-PET). F-BPA-PET images were obtained from histologically verified 38 GB, 8 complete RN, and 5 RN cases with partial residual tumors. The lesion/normal(More)
We have applied boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) to malignant brain tumors. Here we evaluated the survival benefit of BNCT for recurrent malignant glioma (MG). Since 2002, we have treated 22 cases of recurrent MG with BNCT. Survival time was analyzed with special reference to recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) classification, by Carson et al. (J Clin(More)
OBJECT To improve the effectiveness of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) for malignant gliomas, the authors used epithermal rather than thermal neutrons for deep penetration and two boron compounds-sodium borocaptate (BSH) and boronophenylalanine (BPA)-with different accumulation mechanisms to increase the boron level in tumors while compensating for(More)
OBJECT Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) requires selective delivery of a high concentration of boron-10 ((10)B) to tumor tissue. To improve a drug delivery in BNCT, we devised transferrin-conjugated polyethylene-glycol liposome encapsulating sodium borocaptate (TF-PEG-BSH). METHODS (10)B concentrations of U87Delta human glioma cells from three boron(More)
In order to improve the effectiveness of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) for malignant gliomas, we examined the optimization of the administration of boron compounds in brain tumor animal model. We analyzed the concentration of boron atoms in intracranial C6 glioma -bearing rats using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry. Each(More)
PURPOSE Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a selective radiation treatment for tumors that preferentially accumulate drugs carrying the stable boron isotope, 10B. BNCT has been evaluated clinically as an alternative to conventional radiation therapy for the treatment of brain tumors, and more recently, recurrent advanced head and neck cancer. Here we(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that angiogenesis inhibitors can enhance tumor inhibitory effects of chemo- and radiotherapy via their action on tumor vessels. Here, we studied the effect of the angiogenesis inhibitor, bevacizumab (Avastin), on boron distribution in a murine tumor model. The human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cell line was used(More)
Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a cellular-level particle radiation therapy that combines the selective delivery of boron compounds to tumour tissue with neutron irradiation. L-p-Boronophenylalanine (L-BPA) is a boron compound now widely used in clinical situations. Determination of the boron distribution is required for successful BNCT prior to(More)
Boron-neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is an attractive technique for cancer treatment. As such, α, α-cycloalkyl amino acids containing thiododecaborate ([B12H11]2−-S-) units were designed and synthesized as novel boron delivery agents for BNCT. In the present study, new thiododecaborate α, α-cycloalkyl amino acids were synthesized, and biological evaluation(More)
BACKGROUND Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a cell-selective radiation therapy that uses the alpha particles and lithium nuclei produced by the boron neutron capture reaction. BNCT is a relatively safe tool for treating multiple or diffuse malignant tumors with little injury to normal tissue. The success or failure of BNCT depends upon the 10B(More)