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TRIP pyschedelic-assisted therapy at PNI
March 18, 2021

Pacific Neuroscience Institute Launches New Psychedelic-Assisted Clinical Trial

by Zara Jethani

Nature-themed visual experience and psilocybin therapy used for treatment of alcohol use disorder SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 18, 2021— Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) has launched its first psychedelic-assisted clinical trial and begun participant enrollment. The Visual Healing® study is a collaboration among PNI, award-winning filmmaker...

Think Neuro Podcast Episode 14 Cover Dr. Gowrinathan
March 17, 2021

Treating the Effects of Cancer on Mind and Spirit | Dr. Shanthi Gowrinathan

by Anthony Effinger

Cancer takes a toll on the mind, too, no matter what organ system it affects. Dr. Shanthi Gowrinathan has seen all of these things. She’s the Director of Psycho-Oncology at PNI, and she specializes in the mental health of cancer patients.

Charles Demachy with his wife Virginia
March 11, 2021

Stop & Smell the Roses: Experiencing a Brain Aneurysm

by Guest Author

A South Bay man survives a life-threatening brain aneurysm thanks to a rapid medical response at Providence Little Company Medical Center in Torrance, California. Charles Demachy, a local SoCal plant nursery owner, remembers the headache most of all. It was crushing and “weird,” he says....

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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.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?
February 20, 2021

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

by Barbara Giesser

Multiple Sclerosis occurs unexpectedly, usually when people are just embarking on their adult lives. MS is believed to be an autoimmune disease. Normally, the immune system recognizes the body as “Self’ and protects it from outside entities, such as germs. The central nervous system or...

Brain Health
February 12, 2021

6 Ways to Improve Brain Health

by Sarah McEwen, PhD

The ability to maintain one’s brain health throughout one’s life should be of utmost importance in pursuing health and longevity. The brain is remarkably plastic (neuroplasticity) giving it the ability to change and improve throughout your lifetime. Neural connections in the brain can adjust and...

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,...

Last updated: February 23rd, 2021