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April 1, 2021

Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, Named Regional Medical Director for the Research Clinical Institute, Providence Southern California

by Guest Author

By Rex Hoffman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, SoCal Clinical Institutes and Chief Medical Officer, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center April 1, 2021 – I am pleased to announce that Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, has been named regional medical director of Southern California’s Research Clinical Institute....

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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...

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.

Nanosphere
February 4, 2021

Developing new Temozolomide analogs to improve brain tumor patient survival

by Venkata Yenugonda

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...

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...

Tiffany Juarez Mission Spirit Award Team Picture
December 11, 2020

Congratulations to Tiffany Juarez, PhD for the Mission Spirit Award

by Mini Gill

Congratulations to Tiffany Juarez, PhD, for receiving the Saint John’s Cancer Institute Q3 2020 Mission Spirit Award! Tiffany is an incredible Program Manager in the Department of Translational Neurosciences. She is an outstanding and dedicated caregiver who truly lives the spirit of our Mission and...

April 23, 2020

A Community Effort to Fight Brain Cancer: Sean Hunter Research in Action Bowling for Brain Cancer

by Caroline Mekhiel

On Sunday, March 1, 2020 community members and physicians gathered at the Bowlmor Bowling alley in Santa Monica in the name of fighting for brain cancer.

Dr. Kesari with Ring founder, Jamie Siminoff
April 15, 2020

Business Minds Meet Medicine Minds in Annual YPO Event

by Caroline Mekhiel

In February 2020, founder and CEO of Ring, Jamie Siminoff, invited Dr. Santosh Kesari, to speak to top business influencers at a YPO event held in Los Angeles to discuss modern advances in medicine including early detection and prevention of cancer and other neurological diseases, precision medicine,...

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February 27, 2020

New Hope for Preserving Brain Cells After Stroke

by Guest Author

Research shows that a new drug helps to preserve brain cells for a time after stroke. University of Calgary-led international study reports promising results for neuroprotection by combining endovascular therapy with nerinetide.  In February 2020, the University of Calgary released the results of a multi-center,...

February 7, 2020

Pacific Brain Health Center: Seeking A Cure For Alzheimer’s Disease

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Neuroscience Institute brain health specialists are striving to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common type of dementia. In the United States, about 5.5 million people are affected by Alzheimer's disease, and the worldwide prevalence is estimated to be as high as 24 million. Watch this video to find out about research and clinical trials at the Pacific Brain Health Center at PNI.

Last updated: March 23rd, 2020