Dear Colleagues


LEena_kuvaThe 16th International Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy (NCT) will take place for the first time in Fenno-Scandinavia, in Helsinki, FinlandĀ from Saturday June 14 through Thursday June 19, the week of midsummer.


The conference will offer the opportunity to present the latest clinical results in the treatment of cancer using Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) and to learn of the latest techniques and clinical applications of the leaders in the various disciplines pertinent to BNCT. Key topical areas of the scientific program will include the development of hospital-deployable accelerator-based neutron sources and next-generation boron targeting agents for BNCT, as well as highlights of the latest basic biological, biophysical and clinical research. This meeting will be a perfect venue to meet and interact with multi-disciplinary experts in BNCT, to develop new professional connections, and to contribute to ongoing advancements on the frontier of BNCT. During the conference, meetings of the governing bodies of the International Society for Neutron Capture Therapy (ISNCT), a General Assembly, and meetings of many specialized technical working groups will be conducted as well, offering additional opportunities to become involved in the many scientific aspects of this important field of medical research. Finally, a social program targeting Helsinki city specialties and Nordic design and culture in the attractive natural environment of the Finnish archipelago at midsummer, with its pleasant and seemingly endless days, will make this meeting even more special.


Thus it is my great pleasure to invite colleagues in all professions related to BNCT to the 16th ICNCT International Congress. The meeting will be a key milestone in the further development of BNCT as a single-session therapy in radiation oncology.


With best regards we cordially welcome you and your team in Helsinki.


Leena Kankaanranta


MD Oncologist
President of the International Society for Neutron Capture Therapy
President of the 16th ICNCT meeting