Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group

An organisation for those interested in proton, light ion and heavy charged particle radiotherapy

BNCT PTCOG Working Group

A BNCT Working Group was established at the PTCOG 58 Conference in Manchester.
The decision to install a PTCOG Subcommittee on BNCT will be taken at PTCOG 59 in Taipei in 2020.

The journal "Cells“ (impact factor 5.656) has agreed to dedicate a special issue to "Biology of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy". 

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

  • Radiation biology for BNCT;
  • Cell-based studies;
  • Preclinical animal studies;
  • Drug development for BNCT;
  • Impact of BNCT on the proteomic profile and omics approaches;
  • Boron imaging;
  • Mechanisms of action of BNCT;
  • Abscopal effect of BNCT;
  • Early clinical trials;
  • Biomarkers for therapeutic optimization.

Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. 

For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on the website.

You will find all details here:

For questions concerning the BNCT Working Group please contact Wolfgang Sauerwein.