Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT)
BNCT is biochemically targeted radiation therapy. Boron-10 (10B) atoms are selectively delivered to the tumor, followed by irradiation with epithermal neutrons (nth). A nuclear reaction occurs, when a 10B atom captures a neutron. The short range of the reaction products restricts most of the radiation dose to the boron-loaded cells.