Recent Developments in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) Driven by Nanotechnology

Author(s): Zhu Yinghuai, Koh Cheng Yan, John A. Maguire, Narayan S. Hosmane

Journal Name: Current Chemical Biology

Volume 1 , Issue 2 , 2007

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Abstract:

Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a promising treatment for malignant brain tumors as well as other cancers. Current research centers on both the design and synthesis of high boron containing compounds as BNCT agents, and the search for more effective delivery vehicles. This review discusses recent work on the development of nanomaterial based BNCT agents.

Keywords: Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), liposome, dendrimer, single-/multi-wall carbon nanotube (S/MWCNT), magnetic nanoparticle

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VOLUME: 1
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2007
Page: [141 - 149]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/2212796810701020141
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