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: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/cells/special_issues/cells_BNCT

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

Breast Subcommittee

Co-Chairs:

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Charges: 

- Contribute to PTCOG conference meetings:
   - Nominate topics/content/speakers
   - Review Abstracts for breast sessions of scientific meetings

- Propose/draft consensus reports/recommendations (with PTCOG Executive Committee) on clinical and technical aspects of using particle beam for breast cancer

- Coordinate future clinical research trials and collaborations with other professional societies

- Propose/initiate future symposia and training for breast cancer treatment with particle therapy co-sponsored by PTCOG

Publications:
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Head & Neck Subcommittee

Co-Chairs:

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Charges: 

- Consensus Statement for H&N protons: Lead  -  Alex Lin (UPenn)

- Proton delivery technique for H&N: Lead  -  Narayan Sahoo (MDA) 

- NRG H&N proton therapy clinical trials: Lead  -  Charles Simone (Univ of Maryland)

- H&N proton therapy trials group (outcome analysis): Lead  -  Steven Frank (MDA)

- Data Sharing Covernance: Lead  -  John Chang (Chicago Proton Center)

- Funding for H&N proton clinical trials: Each center to speak with site specific vendor
  for data coordinator and research nurse financial support

Bibliography:

GU/GI Subcommittee

Co-Chairs:

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Charges: 

- Contribute to PTCOG Conferences:
   - Supporting Scientific and Educational Sessions
   - Review Abstracts for of the Scientific Meetings

- Drafting of consensus statements (with PTCOG Executive Committee) - White Paper on clinical and technical 
   aspects of using particle beam for GU/GI cancer

- Coordinate and update clinical trials

- Interact with other societies or specialists

- Possible PTCOG specific Grant proposal

Bibliography:
- update

 

Imaging Subcommittee

Co-Chairs:

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Charges: 

- Survey of imaging equipment

- Site specific IGRT protocols 

- Protocol specific information

Bibliography:
- update