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CancerLife Study

CancerLife Study

May 4 – December 31, 2017

May 2017: CancerLife and "quality of life" specialist, Marlon Saria, PhD, are pioneering a groundbreaking Quality-of-Life Research study focused on cancer patients who are currently undergoing treatment.
SEE IF THIS STUDY IS RIGHT FOR YOU.

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Brain Tumor Support Group

Brain Tumor Support Group

May 11, 2017 – December 31, 2020

Ongoing: Free Brain Tumor Support Group Meetings

3rd Wednesday of each month: 1 – 2 pm

Providence Saint John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Team Conference Room, First Floor

Please call Lind Roberts for details at 310-829-8524

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Stroke Support Group #PNI

Stroke Patient Support Group

May 11, 2017 – December 31, 2020

Ongoing: Stroke Patient Support Group Meetings

Free meetings:
First Friday of each month: 2 – 3 pm

Providence Saint John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
4th Floor Conference Room (CSS)

Free valet parking

For more information, please call 310-582-7383 or email us at stroke.center@providence.org.

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Parkinson's Disease Patient Support Group

LIFE IN MOTION: Parkinson's Disease Support Group

June 20, 2017 – December 31, 2020

Ongoing: Free Parkinson's Disease Support Group Meetings

3rd Tuesday of each month: 6 – 7:30 pm

Providence Saint John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Flora Thornton Conference, First Floor

Please contact Giselle Tamula for details at 310-582-7433 or giselle.tamula@providence.org

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PNI Press Releases & News Clips

Immunotherapy

Dr. Steven O'Day comments on if cancer immunotherapy works for every patient

September 20, 2017: Immunotherapy is the hottest thing in cancer treatment, but it's not for everyone. About seventy five percent of patients who receive checkpoint inhibitor drugs do very well. Dr. Steven O'Day is among the specialists to talk about predicting which patients might benefit.

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China Games NHL 2017

Dr. Griffiths Maxillofacial Plastic Surgeon for NHL in First Ever China Games

Dr. Chester Griffiths has been chosen by the National Hockey League to be the Maxillofacial Plastic Surgeon for the China Games, the first professional hockey games in China. The games are in Shanghai and Beijing and Dr. Griffiths is traveling with the teams.

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Practice Update

Translational Medicine in Neuro-Oncology: An Interview with Dr. Santosh Kesari

July 26, 2017: In this video interview with Practice Update, Dr. Santosh Kesari talks about Translational Medicine in Neuro-Oncology: Progress in Meeting Unmet Needs. For more information about Pacific Neuroscience Research Center's Translational program, please contact us at 310-829-8265.

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TTFields for Glioblastoma

Dr. Kesari Talks About TTFields for Glioblastoma

August 28, 2017: Dr. Kesari talks to Practice Update about patient-related factors and issues in using TTFields for the treatment of patients with Glioblastoma. Tumor treating fields disrupt the division of cancer cells to prevent spread of disease. For more information, please contact Dr. Kesari at 310-829-8265.

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Melanie Goldfarb on Thyroid Cancer

Dr. Melanie Goldfarb on Thyroid Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

August 30, 2017: Dr. Melanie Goldfarb is among the specialists to speak with Live Science Health about considerations of thyroid cancer. Dr. Goldfarb is an expert endocrine surgeon at Pacific Pituitary Disorders Center.

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Recent PNI Publications

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Dr. Melanie Goldfarb on Survivorship Care Gap for Young Adult Survivors of Thyroid Cancer

Sept 10, 2017: Although thyroid cancer is among the five most common carcinomas diagnosed in adolescents and young adults, Dr. Goldfarb's research shows a disconnect in their follow-up care. Read more about what can be done.

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Research

Santosh Kesari MD PhD, and Colleagues Publish New Glioblastoma Papers

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Expert Review Neurotherapeutics

Dr. Santosh Kesari publishes a GBM review about further understanding of the pathology of glioma: implications for the clinic

July 2017 - Glioma classification and grading has been historically based in morphologic appearance of tumor cells: astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, oligoastrocytomas and ependymomas. Recent molecular advances have transformed the field of neuro-oncology, as some molecular markers harbor diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic implications.

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Cognitive Dysfunction In Cancer Is More Than “Chemobrain”

July 2017: Drs. Marlon Saria and Santosh Kesari's article appears in the new issue of Cancer Connect. It explores the idea of an increasing number of individuals surviving a cancer diagnosis and the common concerns raised by cancer survivors -- cognitive dysfunction, frequently referred to as “chemobrain”.

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Neurosciences research team explores cancer immuntherapies

June 2017: The clinical success of checkpoint inhibitors has led to a renaissance of interest in cancer immunotherapies. The Kesari lab has published a Special Report in Future Medicine which explores the cellular immunotherapy of cancer and provides an overview and future directions.

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PNI Faculty Educational Events

Apr 26-30, 2017
Dr. Chester Griffiths Presents at Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM)

April 26 - 30: Chester Griffiths, MD, FACS, is presents at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) in San Diego.

International Stroke Conference 2017
Feb 22-24, 2017
International Stroke Conference 2017

Pacific Stroke & Aneurysm Center director, Jason Tarpley, MD, PhD, will be attending the largest stroke conference in the world and finding out about the latest ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke research.

Nov 17-20, 2016
Society for Neuro-Oncology 21st Annual Meeting

The Annual Scientific Meeting will feature the latest in clinical and research advancements including plenary sessions on the 2016 revision of the WHO Classification of CNS Tumors and a separate session focused on Epigenetics in Brain Tumors. PNI's Dr. Santosh Kesari will present.

Stryker-Trevo Stent Retreiver
Jul 26, 2016
Acute Stroke: Advanced Treatment and Guidelines

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Pacific Stroke and Neurovascular Center‬ Director, Jason Tarpley, MD, PhD, will be conducting a Continuing Medical Education (CME) lecture at Centinela Hospital Medical Center.

To attend, medical personnel may call: 310.673.4660 Ext 7266

Jun 3-7, 2016
ASCO 2016

Collective Wisdom: The Future of Patient-Centered Care and Research

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CME Events for Physicians & Medical Staff

Pacific Neuroscience Institute Symposium 2017

Pacific Neuroscience Symposium 2017

September 22-23, 2017

Join us September 22-23, 2017, for the 2-day Pacific Neuroscience Symposium providing a comprehensive update on a wide spectrum of neurological disorders and neuroscience innovations.

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Monthly Brain & Pituitary Tumor CME Conference

June 6-6, 2020

Monthly Brain & Pituitary Tumor CME Conferences take place on the 4th Wednesday of each month 7:30-9AM.

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