[On the state and prospects of development of remote neutron therapy]

Vopr Onkol. 2014;60(4):408-12.
[Article in Russian]


The state and prospects of remote neutron therapy were analyzed in this review. Years of experience with fast neutrons, both positive and negative, allow evaluating the most promising ways of further development of this area of radiation therapy. These include conducting targeted research for those tumors which received some encouraging results, a use of the combination of fast neutron therapy and conformal photon therapy as well as the creation of specialized medical facilities for neutron therapy based on optimization of both parameters of spatial distribution of the dose and radiobiological characteristics.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cancer Care Facilities / trends
  • Fast Neutrons / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Photons / therapeutic use*
  • Radiotherapy / methods
  • Radiotherapy / trends
  • Radiotherapy, Conformal*
  • Russia
  • Teleradiology* / methods