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.
Pacific Neuroscience Institute opens up two new clinical trials this month, one in Essential Tremor and one in Glioblastoma. Find out more about these new trials as well as the other available open neurological studies.
Find out about the latest clinical trials at Pacific Neuroscience Institute for brain tumor, stroke, movement disorders, and other neurological areas. Call our center at 310-829-8265 to enroll.
Aggression is one of the worst parts of caring for a parent or senior loved one with dementia, but you’re not powerless. Having a number of strategies on hand to deploy whenever you need them gives you the means to handle a loved one’s aggression any time it rears its head.
Learn more about how to cope with aggression and dementia.
A motivated family caregiver advocates for the best possible care for her mother’s glioblastoma. Read about how this family navigated treatment and clinical trials for better outcomes.
Find out about the latest clinical trials at Pacific Neuroscience Institute for brain tumor, stroke and other neurological areas. Call our center at 310-829-8265 to enroll.
Read Dr. Marlon Saria’s article about the emotional toll of caregiving and his remembrance of Sen. John McCain who died from glioblastoma, a lethal brain cancer.
In family caregiving, no amount of prior experience prepares you for the role. Sometimes, referred to as informal caregiving, there is nothing informal in what needs and is expected to be done. Learn more about resources and strategies in the first of this new blog series.
Pacific Neuroscience Institute is pleased to announce a new clinical trial for traumatic brain injury patients who have been suffering from chronic motor deficits for more than a year. This study is currently enrolling patients. Clinical trials help bring much needed treatments and therapies to market. Find out more about PNI trials for treatment of primary brain tumors such as glioblastoma, metastatic brain tumors that arise from cancers affecting the breast, lung or skin, quality and outcomes research and other neurological studies.
Dr. Marlon Saria implements clinical research to increase quality of life not only for patients with brain cancer but their family caregivers as well.