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A case of radiation-induced osteosarcoma treated effectively by boron neutron capture therapy

Overview of attention for article published in Radiation Oncology, November 2014
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Title
A case of radiation-induced osteosarcoma treated effectively by boron neutron capture therapy
Published in
Radiation Oncology, November 2014
DOI 10.1186/s13014-014-0237-z
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Authors

Gen Futamura, Shinji Kawabata, Hiroyuki Siba, Toshihiko Kuroiwa, Minoru Suzuki, Natsuko Kondo, Koji Ono, Yoshinori Sakurai, Minoru Tanaka, Tomoki Todo, Shin-Ichi Miyatake

Abstract

We treated a 54-year-old Japanese female with a recurrent radiation-induced osteosarcoma arising from left occipital skull, by reactor-based boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT). Her tumor grew rapidly with subcutaneous and epidural extension. She eventually could not walk because of cerebellar ataxia. The tumor was inoperable and radioresistant. BNCT showed a marked initial therapeutic effect: the subcutaneous/epidural tumor reduced without radiation damage of the scalp except hair loss and the patient could walk again only 3 weeks after BNCT. BNCT seems to be a safe and very effective modality in the management of radiation-induced osteosarcomas that are not eligible for operation and other treatment modalities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 15%
Student > Bachelor 4 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 7%
Researcher 2 7%
Other 3 11%
Unknown 9 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 33%
Engineering 2 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 9 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 January 2015.
All research outputs
#1,870,693
of 9,722,954 outputs
Outputs from Radiation Oncology
#67
of 1,177 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#42,714
of 210,881 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Radiation Oncology
#2
of 87 outputs
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