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April 24, 2021

Meningioma Surgery in Older Patients Has High Rate of Success

by Guest Author

Neurosurgeons at Pacific Neuroscience Institute are among the world’s leaders in the minimally invasive removal of a type of benign brain tumor called a meningioma. In October 2020, a group of surgeons led by PNI cofounder Daniel F. Kelly, MD, published a paper describing excellent...

Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctors 2021
April 9, 2021

Pacific Neuroscience Institute Physicians Named “L.A.’s Top Doctors” of 2021

by Caroline Mekhiel

This year, seven of Pacific Neuroscience Institute Medical Group’s physicians were included in Los Angeles Magazine’s April 2021 roster of “L.A.’s Top Doctors.” The results were based on a Los Angeles Magazine survey that asked physicians throughout Los Angeles County to identify the doctors they considered to be...

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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...

Philanthropy for Brain Tumor Research
February 24, 2021

Turning Pain into Progress

by Guest Author

Meet Sheena Reddy: A woman honors her mother’s fight against glioblastoma cancer while helping others.

Think Neuro Podcast Cover Dr. Kesari
February 23, 2021

New Hope on Vanquishing Glioblastoma | Dr. Santosh Kesari

by Anthony Effinger

Listen to our conversation with Dr. Kesari to find out what GBM treatments make him believe that big breakthroughs are on the horizon for treating this tricky, and tragic, disease.

Digital health
February 8, 2021

Becoming Bionic and the Rise of Digital Health Solutions

by Santosh Kesari

Technology apps give you power in cancer care In a terrible accident, astronaut Steve Austin was severely injured and rushed to a top-secret high-tech facility. In a government-sanctioned surgery, scientists and doctors worked around the clock using experimental technology to install a bionic arm, eye,...

Nanosphere
February 4, 2021

Developing new Temozolomide analogs to improve brain tumor patient survival

by Guest Author

SIGNIFICANCE Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and lethal primary malignant brain tumor in adults. Despite the advances in understanding the molecular mechanism underlying GBM tumorigenesis, most of the current targeted therapies are still ineffective and temozolomide (TMZ) has remained the cornerstone of GBM treatment. Treatment...

supraorbital surgical approach for brain tumor removal
February 1, 2021

Brain Surgery Through the Eyebrow

by Daniel F. Kelly

An excellent team of outstanding neurosurgeons at Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s Brain Tumor Center has reported on 129 minimally invasive supraorbital (SO) surgeries in a recent paper; the highly encouraging results of a retrospective study are discussed. Minimally Invasive Surgery for Removal of Brain and Skull...

Immunotherapy
January 10, 2021

The Power of Immunotherapy

by Santosh Kesari

Our immune systems hold the power—the power, that is, to treat cancer. Composed of various types of cells, tissues, and organs, the immune system serves as more than the body’s main defense against foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. It also recognizes cancer cells...

Last updated: January 23rd, 2021