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Living a Brighter Future - Janna's Grateful Patient Story Blog Feature Image
February 15, 2024

From a Rare Brain Tumor Diagnosis to Law School: A Young Woman’s Courageous Battle

by Brianna Rauchman

Janna was 21 when her college journey took an unexpected detour. After experiencing hearing loss, An MRI scan revealed a rare brain tumor.

December 14, 2023

A Second Chance at Life: Randy Overcomes Paralysis After Jet Ski Accident 

by Brianna Rauchman

Randy's life drastically changed after a jet ski accident left him with complete paralysis from the neck down. Join him on his remarkable path to recovery, guided by the expertise of Dr. Sivakumar at Pacific Neuroscience Institute.

October 31, 2023

Baby Sienna Gains the Gift of Hearing After Cochlear Implant Surgery

by Brianna Rauchman

Follow five-month-old Sienna's inspiring journey, from profound bilateral hearing loss to transformative cochlear implantation at Pacific Neuroscience Institute® (PNI®). Explore the passion and expertise behind PNI's Cochlear Implant Program.

October 12, 2023

Uncovering a Medical Mystery: When Your Body Attacks Your Brain  

by Brianna Rauchman

Seized by a mystery medical condition, Jill fell into a year-long coma. Fortunately, Dr. Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, adeptly identified the hidden diagnosis responsible for her debilitating symptoms. 

Overcoming Trigeminal Neuralgia: Agnes's Journey to Pain-Free Living - blog feature image
September 26, 2023

Overcoming Trigeminal Neuralgia: Agnes’s Journey to Pain-Free Living

by Brianna Rauchman

Follow Agnes's courageous journey with trigeminal neuralgia, from a simple toothache to a life-changing diagnosis. Explore her journey through treatment options, culminating in a successful surgery at the Facial Pain Center at Pacific Neuroscience Institute® (PNI).

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.

Brain Tumor Awareness Month Providence Press Release - Blog Feature Image
May 30, 2023

United Against Brain Tumors | Pacific Neuroscience Institute and Providence Saint John’s Host May Awareness Events

by Guest Author

Pacific Neuroscience Institute and Providence Saint John's observe Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Join our upcoming events to support patients and their loved ones.

May 11, 2023

Optune: Revolutionizing Treatment for Glioblastoma Patients | Janice’s Journey

by Brianna Rauchman

Follow Janice's journey with brain cancer and her participation in the Optune clinical trial. Discover the innovative Tumor Treating Fields (TTF) therapy and how it effectively balances tumor treatment with quality of life. Gain expert insights from neuro-oncologist Akanksha Sharma, MD.

May 4, 2023

Rediscovering Music After Hearing Loss: Ronnie’s Inspiring Story

by Brianna Rauchman

Ronnie overcame severe ear pain and hearing loss with the help of Courtney Voelker, MD, PhD, at Pacific Head and Neck . Follow his journey through two successful surgeries, including a tympanoplasty and stapes bone reconstruction.

Last updated: May 30th, 2023