Cell Biology for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT)

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 131

Special Issue Editors

1. Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Essen, University Duisburg, Strahlenklinik, Hufeland Street 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
2. Neutron Therapy Research Center, Okayama University, Okayama 700-8530, Japan
3. German Society for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, 45122 Essen, Germany
Interests: radiation oncology; hadron therapy; boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT); neutrons; high-LET radiation; radiation biology; eye tumors; ophthalmic oncology
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1. Department of Molecular and Genomic Biomedicine, Center for Bioinformatics and Molecular Medicine, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1-12-4 Sakamoto, Nagasaki 852-8523, Japan
2. Visiting Scientist, Central Radioisotope Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute, 5-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
Interests: radiation oncology; biology in anti-cancer treatment; polyADP-ribosylation; anti-tumor therapeutic; mouse; boron neutron capture therapy
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Institute for Advanced Biosciences INSERM U1209, CNRS UMR5309 UGA, Allée des Alpes-Site Santé, 38700 La Tronche, France
Interests: cancer biology; imaging; BNCT; elemental imaging; activable X-ray nanodrugs; theranostic compounds
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Prof. Dr. John Hopewell
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Guest Editor
Radiobiological Research, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, UK
Interests: clinically oriented radiation biology
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The emergence of epithermal neutron sources in hospitals has made boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) a focus of innovative developments in radiation oncology.

Given the rapid progress in clinical and preclinical research on BNCT, we invite contributions for this Special Issue of Cells in the form of original research articles and reviews on all cellular aspects related to BNCT.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Radiation biology for BNCT;
  • Cell-based studies;
  • Drug development for BNCT;
  • Impact of BNCT on the proteomic profile and omics approaches;
  • Boron imaging;
  • Mechanisms of action of BNCT;
  • Immunological aspects, including abscopal effect of BNCT;
  • Biomarkers for therapeutic optimization.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Sauerwein
Prof. Dr. Mitsuko Masutani
Prof. Dr. Lucie Sancey
Prof. Dr. John Hopewell
Guest Editors

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  • boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT)
  • radiation biology
  • radiation oncology
  • drug development
  • imaging
  • targeted therapies
  • boron chemistry

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