The unmet need

Despite improvements in cancer outcomes, there is still a high unmet clinical need for effective treatments


Cytotoxic drugs, traditional radiation therapies and immunotherapies are limited in their effectiveness and can result in adverse side effects. Boron neutron capture therapy is a precision medicine approach to destroy cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

Highly precise

Together with advanced neutron delivery technologies, BNCT medicines have the ability to precisely target tumors

Potentially fewer treatments

Studies have shown that BNCT has the potential to destroy tumors in fewer treatments compared to other modalities

Low intrinsic toxicity

Boron medicines are designed to be non-toxic and are only activated by safe, low-energy neutrons at the site of the tumor

BNCT Centers Worldwide

Today, there are 21 BNCT centers around the world. Aviko is working together with its partners to expand BNCT as a treatment modality and establish the first BNCT site in the U.S.

Number of existing centers by country*

Number of existing centers by country*

  • Dongguan People’s Hospital (Dongguan, China)
  • Xiamen Humanity Hospital (Xiamen City, China)

Number of existing centers by country*

  • Istituto Nazionale de Fisica Nucleare (INFN) (Legnaro, Italy)
  • Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica (CNAO) (Pavia, Italy)

Number of existing centers by country*

  • Kyoto University (Kumatori, Japan)
  • Southern Tohoku Hospital (Fukushima, Japan)
  • Kansai BNCT Medical Center (Osaka, Japan)
  • University of Tsukuba (Tsukuba, Japan)
  • National Cancer Center (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Edogawa Hospital (Edogawa City, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Nagoya University (Nagoya, Japan)
  • Shonan Kamakura General Hospital (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan)

Number of existing centers by country*

  • Gachon University Gil Medical Center (Songdo, Incheon, South Korea)
  • Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (Seoul, South Korea)

Number of existing centers by country*

  • Blokhin Cancer Center (Moscow, Russia)
  • Budker Institute (Novosibirsk, Russia)

*Includes centers that are not yet treating patients or are for research use only.