Feasibility study on the utilization of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) in a rat model of diffuse lung metastases.

@article{Bakeine2009FeasibilitySO,
  title={Feasibility study on the utilization of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) in a rat model of diffuse lung metastases.},
  author={Gerald J Bakeine and Maurizio Di Salvo and Silva Bortolussi and Subrina Stella and Piero Bruschi and Alessia Bertolotti and Rosanna Nano and A. M. Clerici and Cinzia Ferrari and Cecilia Zonta and Antonio Marchetti and Saverio Altieri},
  journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 7-8 Suppl},
  pages={S332-5}
}
In order for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) to be eligible for application in lung tumour disease, three fundamental criteria must be fulfilled: there must be selective uptake of boron in the tumour cells with respect to surrounding healthy tissue, biological effectiveness of the radiation therapy and minimal damage or collateral effects of the… CONTINUE READING