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rGBM Phase 2 Clinical Trial Results
June 29, 2023

Trial Results Offer Hope for Improved rGBM Survival Outcomes

by Guest Author

Expert neuro-oncologist Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, Director of Neuro-oncology at Pacific Neuroscience Institute and Chair and Professor of the Department of Translational Neurosciences at Saint John’s Cancer Institute, published the results from a phase 2 clinical trial for recurrent glioblastoma (rGBM), offering hope for improved survival outcomes and pushing novel treatment one step closer to FDA approval.

June 28, 2023

Care Partner Series: 7 Ways to Prevent Falls in Your Home

by Guest Author

At the Pacific Brain Health Center, our experts work with our patients to address key factors associated with balance disorders and fall risk. Discover techniques to prevent falls and safely assist loved ones with limited mobility. This is a segment of our "How To" series designed for our families, with a special emphasis on care partners.

6 Brain Health Tips to Conquer Your Travel Anxiety
June 22, 2023

6 Brain Health Tips to Conquer Your Travel Anxiety

by Brianna Rauchman

Why does traveling cause so much anxiety? Discover why your brain prefers to stay home, and how to overcome your traveling fears.

June 21, 2023

Magic Mushrooms: Pushing Frontiers in Mental Health Dr. Keith Heinzerling & Dr. Daniel Kelly On “Your Daily Dose with Kym Douglas”

by Anthony Effinger

This episode comes from the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation’s podcast, Your Daily Dose with Kym Douglas. Pacific Neuroscience Institute experts, Dr. Keith Heinzerling and Dr. Daniel Kelly discuss the Treatment & Research in Psychedelics (TRIP) program at PNI. Dr. Heinzerling, an addiction medicine specialist and TRIP director, and Dr. Kelly, director and one of the four founders of PNI describe how psychedelic-assisted therapy with compounds such as psilocybin from “magic mushrooms” in clinical trials can help treat conditions such as alcohol use disorder, anxiety, and depression. Listen to this episode to learn how these doctors envision psychedelic-assisted therapy transforming the current model of mental health care.

Cognitive Reserve
June 15, 2023

Cognitive Reserve: The Hidden Key to a Healthy Brain

by Brianna Rauchman

Discover the secret to optimal brain health with Jennifer Bramen, PhD, Senior Research Scientist. Learn how cognitive reserve protects against cognitive decline and neurodegenerative conditions, and gain practical advice to enhance your brain health.

Symptoms & Treatment of Brain Tumors
June 8, 2023

Symptoms & Treatment of Brain Tumors

by Brianna Rauchman

Neuro-oncologist, Akanksha Sharma, MD, explains common symptoms of brain tumors and highlights the wide range of medical specialties that provide accessible brain tumor treatments. Plus, discover how Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) supports the brain tumor community.

Akanksha Sharma, MD, gives opening remarks at Brain Tumor Awareness Day 2023
Brain Tumor Awareness Day 2023
Brain Tumor Awareness Day Walk 2023 at Pacific Neuroscience Institute.
Brain Tumor Awareness Day walk at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
Brain Tumor Awareness Day 2023
Brain Tumor Walk 2023
Brain Tumor Walk 2023
Brain Tumor Walk 2023
Saint John's Cancer Institute at Brain Tumor Awareness Day 2023
Brain Tumor Walk 2023
June 7, 2023

Brain Tumor Awareness Day at PNI

by Amelia Garrison

PNI specialists joined the brain tumor community for a special day of festivities and a walk around Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica on May 31st, 2023.

June 6, 2023

What is Anxiety?

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Neuroscience Institute® experts discuss the signs and symptoms of anxiety. Discover the latest treatment and innovations at PNI's Pacific Treatment & Research In Psychedelics (TRIP) program.

June 5, 2023

Innovations in Endoscopic Surgery for Pituitary Tumors

by Daniel F. Kelly

Named among the nation’s top 50 neurology and neurosurgery centers, Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI)'s pituitary experts are at the forefront of research in the advancement of treatment and follow-up care for pituitary diseases. Daniel F. Kelly, MD, MD, Co-Founder of PNI and recipient of the Southern California Super Doctors Distinction for 15 years, discusses innovations in pituitary and brain tumor treatment.

June is Myasthenia gravis awareness month
June 1, 2023

What is Myasthenia Gravis?

by William Buxton

June is Myasthenia Gravis awareness month. MG is a disorder of nerves and muscles that occurs when they don’t communicate well with each other. Learn more.

Last updated: June 10th, 2023