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The Pacific Brain Tumor Center is recruiting patients with chordoma, a rare cancer of the skull and spine for a groundbreaking clinical trial. The Brain Tumor Center is affiliated with Pacific Neuroscience Institute and Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

PNI-South Bay building, located at 5215 Torrance Blvd

Pacific Neuroscience Institute is very pleased to announce an expansion of its clinical space associated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. The new state-of-the-art clinics for brain, pituitary, movement and spine conditions are located at 5215 Torrance Blvd., Suite 300. Find out more.

Central nervous system (CNS) malignancies are a highly heterogeneous group of cancers characterized by an extensive spectrum of disease. Ensuring that the patient with a CNS tumor is introduced to palliative care at the time of diagnosis is where the neuro-oncology nurse navigator can have a substantial impact. Read more in this great article featuring Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Director of Center for Quality Outcomes & Research, Marlon Saria, PhD, RN.

Seattle Science Foundation Fellows Course 2019

Keyhole surgery is the concept of safely removing brain, skull base and pituitary tumors through smaller, more precise openings that minimize collateral damage to surrounding scalp, brain, blood vessels and nerves. A majority of these tumors can now be removed via one of the several keyhole approaches available nowadays, using a small craniotomy (bony skull opening) or an approach through the nostrils. These approaches are technically demanding, require specialized instrumentation, significant surgical expertise and are not appropriate for all tumors. Find out more.