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PNI Press Releases & News Clips

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Safest Way to Use Your Cellphone

Cancer risk report emphasizes a major concern everyone should note. Dr. Santosh Kesari speaks with Lifezette about the potential risks of prolonged usage.

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Glioblastoma story

Alternating Electric Field Therapy Effective In Fighting Brain Tumors, Doctors Say

February 23, 2017: Patients suffering from brain tumors are finding that wearing devices that deliver low-intensity electric fields can help improve their health outcomes. Dr. Santosh Kesari's patient shares his story on CBS2.

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Fighting Tumors

Getting Tumors Under Control

Limiting Tumors and Infections Instead of Killing Them: Dr. Santosh Kesari talks to Healthline about how cancer patients can develop resistance to therapy over time.

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ASA Spotlight Awards 2017

PNI Doctor's Research Topic Under Consideration For The First Annual Spotlight Award

Dr. Achal Singh Achrol's Research Topic "Personalized Medicine and Neurosurgery," has qualified for consideration for the Frontiers’ First Annual Spotlight Award. Winners of $100,000 will organize an international scientific conference at the SwissTech Convention Center of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2018. Good luck Dr. Achrol!

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Dr Daniel Kelly Top Doctor 2017 Award

Dr. Daniel F. Kelly Receives 2017 Top Doctors Award

We are very pleased to announce that PNI director and neurosurgeon, Dr. Daniel F. Kelly has been awarded 2017 LA Magazine's Top Doctors award. Congratulations Dr. Kelly!

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Recent PNI Publications

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Dr. Santosh Kesari Moves GBM Treatment Assessment Forward

March 9, 2017: In his recent paper in American Journal of Neuroradiology, Dr. Santosh Kesari and colleagues investigate whether restriction spectrum imaging, an advanced diffusion imaging model, performed after an operation but before radiation therapy, could improve risk stratification in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma.

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Dr. Marlon Saria Publishes Research About The Hidden Morbidity of Cancer

The Hidden Morbidity of Cancer - Burden in Caregivers of Patients with Brain Metastases: Dr. Marlon Saria, Director, Center for Quality Outcomes details research about the need for personalized care for caregivers as well as patients.

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Mechanisms of radiotherapy-associated cognitive disability in patients with brain tumours

Dec 16, 2016: This review by Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD appears in NATURE REVIEWS NEUROLOGY. It presents evidence of acute radiation-triggered CNS inflammation and other early neurological alterations and dysfunction in patients who receive standard high-dose radiation treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors.

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Caregiver stress

Cognitive dysfunction in patients with brain metastases: influences on caregiver resilience and coping

Dec 5, 2016: Scientist and advanced research nurse, Marlon Garzo Saria, RN, PhD has published a paper in Supportive Care in Cancer. He emphasizes the need for family caregiver support for those who look after patients with advanced cancer.
For more information: 310-829-8265 or

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Santosh Kesari MD PhD Research

New Driver of Aggressive Brain Cancer Discovered

Nov 14, 2016: University of Hawaii Cancer Center researchers and co-investigator Dr. Santosh Kesari MD PHD, have identified an essential driver of tumor cell invasion in glioblastoma. Researchers can create novel targeted therapies potentially reducing deaths from this devastating cancer.

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PNI Faculty Educational Events

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

Precision Cancer Care in 2016
May 21, 2016
Precision Cancer Care in 2016: Highlights of Current Therapies, Clinical Trials and Emerging Trends

Course Objectives: Discuss the current status of new treatments for cancer, define the changing trends in 2016 for screening and diagnosing cancer, understand the role of minimally invasive surgery for solid tumors to improve the quality of life, and recognize the role of novel personalized and targeted therapies.

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Patient and Community Events

Stroke Support Group #PNI

Stroke Support Meeting - April 2017

April 7, 2017

Friday, Apr. 7th, 2017, 2-3 pm: Join us as we help stroke survivors and their families cope with the aftermath of a stroke. Support groups are facilitated by stroke survivor Dana Rivera. Guest speakers include physician specialists, nutrition experts and the rehab team at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

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CME Events for Physicians & Medical Staff


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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