Novosibirsk physicists put together boron neutron capture system to fight cancer

Novosibirsk physicists put together boron neutron capture system to fight cancerScientists at Novosibirsk?s Institute of Nuclear Physics are developing a system for boron neutron capture treatment of cancer assumed to be effective in brain cancer therapy

Scientists at Novosibirsk?s Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics are developing a system for boron neutron capture treatment of cancer assumed to be effective in brain cancer therapy, Nanonewsnet.ru reported, citing a statement by Gennady Kulipanov, the deputy CEO of the Institute. The boron neutron capture method is based on reactions that occur between neutrons and y-tracers. The y-tracers, primarily boron-based, accumulate in tumor cells. The tumor is then irradiated with neutron beams. The boron atom absorbs the neutron, triggering a reaction that releases a huge amount of energy, thus killing the cancerous cells. ?Boron neutron capture therapy is a promising method; we have tested it on big reactors during experiments, and testing continues to make it possible for each large hospital to have it in future,? Mr...