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December 4, 2016

Supporting a Cure for Brain Cancer

by Zara Jethani

A review of new research and treatments for brain cancer in 2016  TJ was diagnosed with a stage III Astrocytoma brain tumor at the age of 14. Even after four brain surgeries, several courses of radiation over 5 years, many kinds of chemotherapy, experimental treatments,...

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December 3, 2016

Daniel F. Kelly, MD, Awarded 2016 Hospital Physician Leadership Award

by Guest Author

SANTA MONICA, CA – Daniel F. Kelly, M.D., professor of neuroscience and neurosurgery at the Saint John’s Cancer Institute and director of the Pacific Brain Tumor Center and Pituitary Disorders Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, was awarded the 2016 Hospital Physician Leadership Award...

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December 1, 2016

Clinical Trials Round-Up: December 2016

by Zara Jethani

We have added a new clinical trial to our roster of brain tumor trials at the Pacific Neuroscience Research Center at PNI. NEW CLINICAL TRIAL Orbus Therapeutics (NCT02796261): A Randomized Phase 3 Open-Label Study To Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Eflornithine With Lomustine Compared to Lomustine...

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November 22, 2016

Seventh Annual Neuroscience Nursing Symposium at PNI

by Zara Jethani

The Annual Neuroscience Nursing Symposium is a one-day conference held in November each year that highlights new developments, evidence-based treatments, and neuroscience specialization in nursing practice. Amy Eisenberg, MSN, ARNP, CNRN, program director of the nursing symposium and nurse practitioner at Pacific Neuroscience Institute developed the...

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November 15, 2016

PATIENT STORY: Clival Chordoma

by Amy Eisenberg

As I approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I am eternally grateful for Dr. Daniel Kelly, Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian, Dr. Chester Griffiths and their entire team. Because of these brilliant doctors and the staff at Saint Johns Health Center (now Providence), I am alive, healthy, strong and...

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November 9, 2016

The Hidden Plight of Family Caregivers

by Marlon Saria

If this is the first time you are hearing that November is National Family Caregivers Month, you are not alone. Many Americans, including professional healthcare providers, are not aware that there is a month designated to promoting national recognition of family caregivers. President Clinton signed...

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November 6, 2016

Clinical Trials Round-Up: November 2016

by Zara Jethani

We have recently added a new clinical trial protocol at the Pacific Neuroscience Research Center at PNI. NEW CLINICAL TRIAL Boehringer Ingelheim (NCT 02423525): A Phase I Dose Escalation and CNS Pharmacokinetic Study of the ErbB Family Inhibitor Afatinib in Patients with Recurrent or Progressive Brain...

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November 3, 2016

When a Stroke Survivor Becomes a Leader

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Stroke & Aneurysm Center’s patient support group leader Dana Rivera, tells her story from devastation to success. In the summer of 2009 at the age of 44, Dana’s life changed forever. An active, full time mother and wife, Dana Rivera suddenly experienced startling symptoms....

November 1, 2016

Telestroke Program: Faster Stroke Response

by Zara Jethani

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Recent strides in neurological services at Providence Saint John’s Health Center mean more patients than ever with stroke and aneurysm are regaining all or some function related to speech,...

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October 19, 2016

PNI Partners Offer New Balloon Sinuplasty

by Chester F. Griffiths

Pacific Specialists Among First To Perform Balloon Sinuplasty with NuVent In-Office 3D-Navigation Balloon Sinuplasty is a new minimally invasive procedure to alleviate a common issue people have with their sinuses – lack of drainage. LOS ANGELES, CA,  October 19, 2016 — Ear, nose & throat...

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