The workshop'Research Needs for Neutron Capture Therapy'held in Williamsburg, VA, May 9-12,1995 addressed key issues and questions related to optimization of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), in general, and to the possibility of success of the present BNCT trials at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in particular.
Both trials use nuclear fission reactors as neutron sources for BNCT of glioblastoma multiforme (BNL) and of deep seated melanoma (MIT).
Presentations and discussions focussed on optimal boron-labeled compounds, mainly for brain tumors such as glioblastoma multiforme, and the best mode of compound delivery to the tumor.
Also, optimizing neutron irradiation with dose delivery to the tumor cells and the issues of dosimetry of BNCT especially in the brain were discussed.
Planning of treatment and of follow-up of patients, coordination of BNCT at various treatment sites, and the potential of delivery BNCT to various types of cancer with an appropriately tailored protocol were additional issues.
The need for multicentric interdisciplinary cooperation among the different medical specialties was highlighted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisme recherche, Atelier, Organisme coordination, Irradiation neutron, Neutronthérapie, Capture neutron, Bore, Essai clinique, Planification stratégique, Rôle professionnel, Recherche scientifique, Homme, Radiothérapie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Research institution, Workshop, Coordination institution, Neutron irradiation, Neutron therapy, Neutron capture, Boron, Clinical trial, Strategic planning, Occupational role, Scientific research, Human, Radiotherapy
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Code Inist : 002B30A06E. Création : 12/09/1997.