Boron Neutron Capture Therapy is a bi-modal form of radiotherapy for treating certain types of malignant tumours. BNCT is based on the ability of the isotope 10B to capture low energy neutrons (see figure) and to produce two highly energetic particles. If the reaction occurs next to or within each cancer cell, only the cancer cells are destroyed.
The Basics of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT)
Clinical trials of BNCT are ongoing at the MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory. Scientific paper with citations, diagrams and photographs.
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