Neutron beam therapy for prostate cancer

Record ID 32005000043
Authors' objectives:

Neutron beam therapy (NBT) is a type of external radiation treatment in which neutral charge subatomic particles (neutrons) are precisely targeted to a specific tissue mass by using a sophisticated stereotaxic planning and delivery system. NBT can also be administered as mixed-beam therapy (MBT), e.g., a combination of NBT with photon radiation. In theory, NBT may be more effective than conventional radiation therapy for the treatment of historically photon-radiation-resistant tumors that are characterized by lower tumor oxygen levels and a slower cell cycle.

Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 2004
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Neutrons
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
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Copyright: HAYES, Inc.
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