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.
Inspired by his ambulatory surgery center and care from Dr. Chester Griffiths, a patient pays it forward in his community.
Patients with Parkinson’s disease, a brain condition that affects movement and balance and can cause tremor, often have the same worry: Is my mind going to be affected? Find out more.
Keyhole surgery is the concept of safely removing brain, skull base and pituitary tumors through smaller, more precise openings that minimize collateral damage to surrounding scalp, brain, blood vessels and nerves. A majority of these tumors can now be removed via one of the several keyhole approaches available nowadays, using a small craniotomy (bony skull opening) or an approach through the nostrils. These approaches are technically demanding, require specialized instrumentation, significant surgical expertise and are not appropriate for all tumors. Find out more.
In this incredible story about a remarkable patient, which aired on “The Doctors”, what looked like a tiny pimple on a patient’s nose, turned out to be a very deeply seated cancer. Her dermatologist referred her to Dr. Kian Karimi. What happened next will shock you.
The John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary (JWCIA) honored neurologist and neuro-oncologist Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, with “The Duke” Special Service Award, and philanthropist and President of Premier Girls Fastpitch Dan Hay with the Generation of Hope Award, at La Odisea, the 34th Odyssey Ball on May 4, 2019. Read more.
Director, John Singleton’s death from a stroke at the age of 51 shocked and saddened fans and celebrities. Dr. Jason Tarpley talks about causes. Read more.
A small percentage of patients with dementia may have a brain condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus. The good news is that with the appropriate interventions, the dementia can be reversible. Learn more.
The research arm at Pacific Neuroscience Institute confronts some of medicine’s biggest brain tumor challenges. Read this story about glioblastoma and the innovative clinical trial treatment a patient received.
The signs of memory loss in middle-age or older adults can be daunting, whether it’s forgetting someone’s name or getting lost while driving to a familiar destination. Find out about care for memory loss, dementia and other related brain health conditions.