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Using Boron Fission to Kill Cancer Cells

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 Posted 4/4/2013 5:54:12 AM
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 Posted 4/12/2013 10:52:31 PM
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Thank you for sharing Transpower.

Indeed it looks very good and very relevant to tumors in particular treated by radiation therapy. Hopefully the funding Hawthorne is requesting will follow for the trials. It reinforces my conviction of the importance of nanotechnology in medicine (here nanochemistry) and I liked it as the work connects to the long time tradition of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT).


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 Posted 4/13/2013 4:32:54 AM
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I hope that it can be used to treat pancreatic cancer.  I've already lost several friends to that dread disease....
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 Posted 4/13/2013 11:20:07 AM
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Yes, that is a terrible cancer and me too lost a friend two years ago: from the precise diagnostic (he really did not take much care) it just took two weeks! BNCT looks promising, e.g. see:

Evaluation of neutron dosimetry on pancreatic cancer phantom model for application of intraoperative boron neutron-capture therapy.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17614250

Inhibition of human pancreatic cancer growth in nude mice by boron neutron capture therapy.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9043021
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