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March 23, 2021

Multiple Sclerosis and COVID-19 Vaccines

by Barbara Giesser

March is National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month. When the COVID-19 pandemic first emerged, there were many questions about how persons with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) would be affected.  Now a year later, we have answers to some of those questions, and other issues that have yet...

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March 18, 2021

Pacific Neuroscience Institute Launches New Psychedelic-Assisted Clinical Trial

by Zara Jethani

Nature-themed visual experience and psilocybin therapy used for treatment of alcohol use disorder SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 18, 2021— Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) has launched its first psychedelic-assisted clinical trial and begun participant enrollment. The Visual Healing® study is a collaboration among PNI, award-winning filmmaker...

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March 17, 2021

Treating the Effects of Cancer on Mind and Spirit | Dr. Shanthi Gowrinathan

by Anthony Effinger

Cancer takes a toll on the mind, too, no matter what organ system it affects. Dr. Shanthi Gowrinathan has seen all of these things. She’s the Director of Psycho-Oncology at PNI, and she specializes in the mental health of cancer patients.

Charles Demachy with his wife Virginia
March 11, 2021

Stop & Smell the Roses: Experiencing a Brain Aneurysm

by Guest Author

A South Bay man survives a life-threatening brain aneurysm thanks to a rapid medical response at Providence Little Company Medical Center in Torrance, California. Charles Demachy, a local SoCal plant nursery owner, remembers the headache most of all. It was crushing and “weird,” he says....

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March 5, 2021

PNI’s 2020 Year-in-Review & What To Expect in 2021

by Zara Jethani

PNI’s Year-in-Review 2020 was, despite the pandemic, a strong year for clinical care delivered by PNI providers with multiple milestones being achieved.  We’ve entered 2021 with a deep commitment to treating our patients at our ten centers of excellence, doing groundbreaking research, providing innovative clinical...

Oncology Clinical Trials at PNI
March 2, 2021

ONCOLOGY Clinical Trials Round-Up: March 2021

by Mini Gill

New Studies EpicentRx Beta-Prime: A Phase I, First in Human, Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of AdAPT-001 in Subjects with Refractory Solid Tumors (NCT04673942) Actively Recruiting Studies Brain Cancer (Primary) – Glioma Aadi Bioscience (PDF): A Phase 2, Open-label Study of ABI-009 (nab-Rapamycin) in Bevacizumab-naïve Patients with Recurrent High-grade...

Last updated: April 1st, 2021