boronophenylalanine-fructose complex

boronophenylalanine-fructose complex
BPA-F. A substance used in a type of radiation therapy called boron neutron capture therapy. BPA-F is injected into a vein, and becomes concentrated in tumor cells. The patient then receives radiation treatment with atomic particles called neutrons. The neutrons react with the boron in BPA-F, producing radioactive particles that kill the tumor cells without harming normal cells. Also called BPA-F.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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