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Boron neutron capture therapy outcomes for advanced or recurrent head and neck cancer

By Minoru Suzuki, Ituro Kato, Teruhito Aihara, Junichi Hiratsuka, Kenichi Yoshimura, Miyuki Niimi, Yoshihiro Kimura, Yasunori Ariyoshi, Shin-ichi Haginomori, Yoshinori Sakurai, Yuko Kinashi, Shin-ichiro Masunaga, Masanori Fukushima, Koji Ono and Akira Maruhashi

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We retrospectively review outcomes of applying boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) to unresectable advanced or recurrent head and neck cancers. Patients who were treated with BNCT for either local recurrent or newly diagnosed unresectable head or neck cancers between December 2001 and September 2007 were included. Clinicopathological characteristics and clinical outcomes were retrieved from hospital records. Either a combination of borocaptate sodium and boronophenylalanine (BPA) or BPA alone were used a

Year: 2013
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