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May 23, 2016

Clinical Trials Round-Up: May 2016

by Zara Jethani

We have a number of ongoing and new clinical trials at the Pacific Brain Tumor Center for patients who may benefit from newer brain tumor treatment options. In our Clinical Trials Round-Up blog series, we will periodically provide an update on the latest clinical trials and studies at our center....

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May 17, 2016

Act FAST and Reduce Damage from Stroke

by Zara Jethani

May is American Stroke Month. PNI’s director of vascular neurology, Dr. Jason Tarpley spoke with Providence Saint John’s Health Center Breakthroughs magazine about reducing the damage from stoke. Read the article here. STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY Doctors have several tools for stroke treatment to minimize any long-term effects. However, these treatments...

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May 11, 2016

PATIENT STORY: Many Options to Treat CNS Lymphoma

by Zara Jethani

It was Winston Churchill who famously said, “Never give in—never, never never.” He could have been describing Rudolf Metzger and his Providence Saint John’s Health Center physician Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD. Metzger has confronted numerous obstacles over his 70 years. As a young immigrant from Austria,...

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May 6, 2016

The Pacific Neuroscience Institute Website is Here!

by Daniel F. Kelly

We are very excited to announce the launch of the new Pacific Neuroscience Institute website, www.PacificNeuro.org Since 2007, the Pacific Brain Tumor Center & Pituitary Disorders Program has been focused on providing comprehensive care and minimally invasive treatment of brain, skull base and pituitary tumors.  Over...

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April 27, 2016

Keyhole Surgery: Endoscopic Approach for Pituitary and Brain Tumor Removal

by Zara Jethani

What is Keyhole Surgery? In the past, traditional approaches to brain tumor removal always involved major surgery. In a recent paper published in Journal of Neuro-Ophthamology, Dr. Daniel Kelly and his colleagues detail how significant advances in surgical techniques over the past 20 years have changed...

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April 15, 2016

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Chester Griffiths’ Legacy of Care

by Zara Jethani

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April 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, Dr. Cushing!

by Sharmyn McGraw

Celebrate Cushing’s Awareness Day! Founded on April 8th to honor Neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing born on this date in 1869, Cushing’s name is commonly associated with his most famous discovery, Cushing’s disease. In a 1912 study, he reported an endocrinological syndrome caused by a malfunction of...

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March 25, 2016

The Landscape of Brain Cancer Medicine: The Next 20 years

by Zara Jethani

We are at a point in medicine where in the near future many types of cancers will be in long-term remission and will even achieve the tentative status of being cured. Funding at the national level for Precision Medicine programs, including cancer, is dramatically helping to achieve...

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March 16, 2016

PATIENT STORY: Seeing Clearly After Pituitary Adenoma Surgery

by Sharmyn McGraw

There is a pea-sized structure at the base of the brain called the pituitary gland. It doesn’t look like much and it could be easy to overlook, but don’t underestimate the power of the pituitary gland. Small, yet mighty, this “master endocrine gland” is part of the...

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February 24, 2016

Checkpoint inhibitor completes preclinical investigation

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Regen BioPharma Press Release Feb 24, 2016: Regen BioPharma, Inc., announced today the completion of experiments, in collaboration with ‪PNI‬ Neuro-oncologist and ‪JWCI‬ researcher, Dr. Santosh Kesari, demonstrating immunological mechanisms of its novel NR2F6 gene silencing approach. The Company has begun the process of compiling an...

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