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Using salvage Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) for recurrent malignant brain tumors in Taiwan

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2020

Authors:   Lan T.-L., Chou F.-I., Lin K.-H., Pan P.-S., Lee J.-C., Huang W.-S., Liu Y.-M., Chao Y., Chen Y.-W.
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2020.109105
Abstract: Radiation therapy has an irreplaceable role in modern oncologic therapy, thanks to the advanced radiation techniques developed in recent decades. However, photon-resistant cases are sometimes encountered. Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) is a highly selective radiotherapy technique due to the high tumor to tissue ratio of boronophenylalanine (BPA), the unique medication used for the BNCT treatment reaction. In this study, we report on three special patients with malignant brain tumors treated with BNCT.

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