Working Group on Optimization of Radiation Dose Delivery
For a long time, it has been the dreams of radiotherapists and oncologists to have molecules or drugs which could seek and specifically reach and destroy cancer cells. These molecules or drugs could be toxic in several ways:
because they are labelled with an appropriate radionuclide
because they can be made toxic in the cancer cell
Boron compounds can become toxic through thermal neutron irradiation, causing the 10B(n,α)7Li reaction.
KeywordsBoron Concentration Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Epithermal Neutron Boron Compound Viable Cancer Cell
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