A twenty mule team attack on cancer.
Boron, the essential element in such common household products as borax and boric acid, is being used with limited success against glioblastomas, the most deadly of brain tumors, and some intractable cases of malignant melanoma. This experimental effort, called boron neutron capture therapy, involves a highly complex process of getting boron into cancer cells and then irradiating them with a beam of low-energy neutrons. This causes the boron to release high-energy particles as a lethal form of radiation that does very little damage to surrounding tissue.
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|Title Annotation:||boron being used with limited success against glioblastomas|
|Date:||Jul 1, 1991|
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