[ RadSafe ] Fwd: After many years, some news on BNCT: Japan-IAEA cooperation

Chris Alston achris1999 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 29 16:33:24 CDT 2016


As to GBM, I don't know.  But protons are now in (relatively) widespread
use, in the USA, and, if they're good for anything, it's head and neck
cancer.  Here's a representative site: http://www.pennprotontherapy.org/ .
Fortheir part, the Japanese are also putting a good bit of money into
"heavy-ion" RT.

P.S.  There is a paper in this month's, or last month's, *J Nucl Med* about
a radiopharmaceutical therapy (tx) for GBM, I believe.

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From: Jaro Franta <jaro_10kbq at videotron.ca>
Date: Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 1:55 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] After many years, some news on BNCT: Japan-IAEA
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According to the bulletin,
"BNCT, which is currently in clinical trials and is showing promise for
treatment of skin, neck and salivary gland cancers."
Oddly, no mention of glioblastoma (GBM), which has traditionally been the
focus of BNCT.
Are all other BNCT research programs around the world dead now ?
International BNCT symposia appear to have stopped as well.
Maybe all those dreadful cancers have been cured?


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