BPA-F. Definition

Medical Definition: BPA-F

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

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