Compassionate Treatment of Brainstem Tumors with Boron Neutron Capture Therapy: A Case Series

Yi Wei Chen*, Yi Yen Lee, Chun Fu Lin, Ting Yu Huang, Shih Hung Ke, Pei Fan Mu, Po Shen Pan, Jen Kun Chen, Tien Li Lan, Ping Chuan Hsu, Muh Lii Liang, Hsin Hung Chen, Feng Chi Chang, Chih Chun Wu, Shih Chieh Lin, Jia Cheng Lee, Shih Kuan Chen, Hong Ming Liu, Jinn Jer Peir, Hui Yu TsaiKo Han Lin, Nan Jing Peng, Kuan Hsuan Chen, Yuan Hung Wu, Yu Mei Kang, Wan Chin Yang, Shueh Chun Liou, Wei Hsuan Huang, Hiroki Tanaka, Tai Tong Wong, Yee Chao, Fong In Chou

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Abstract

Brainstem tumors are heterogenous and cancerous glioma tumors arising from the midbrain, pons, and the medulla that are relatively common in children, accounting for 10% to 20% of all pediatric brain tumors. However, the prognosis of aggressive brainstem gliomas remains extremely poor despite aggressive treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. That means there are many life-threatening patients who have exhausted all available treatment options and are beginning to face end-of-life stage. Therefore, the unique properties of highly selective heavy particle irradiation with.

Original languageEnglish
Article number566
JournalLife
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2022

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