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Brain Tumor Support Group

Brain Tumor Support Group

May 11, 2017 – December 31, 2020

Ongoing: Free Brain Tumor Support Group Meetings

3rd Wednesday of each month: 1 – 2 pm

Providence Saint John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Team Conference Room, First Floor

Please call Lind Roberts for details at 310-829-8524

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Stroke Support Group #PNI

Stroke Patient Support Group

May 11, 2017 – December 31, 2020

Ongoing: Stroke Patient Support Group Meetings
Free meetings: First Friday of each month: 2 – 3 pm

Providence Saint John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
4th Floor Conference Room (CSS)
Free valet parking
For more information, please call 310-582-7383 or email us at

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Parkinson's Disease Patient Support Group

LIFE IN MOTION: Parkinson's Disease Support Group

June 20, 2017 – December 31, 2020

Ongoing: Free Parkinson's Disease Support Group Meetings

3rd Tuesday of each month: 6 – 7:30 pm

Providence Saint John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Flora Thornton Conference, First Floor

Please contact Giselle Tamula for details at 310-582-7433 or

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Patient Support Groups at PNI

January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020

Ongoing support groups are available to patients and their families. Sessions are usually held at Providence Saint John's Health Center and facilitated by experienced and compassionate health care professionals and guest speakers.

For more information, please see our Patient Support Group selection.

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Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver support group

Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Caregiver Support Group

December 1-31, 2022

Ongoing: Free Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Caregiver Support Group meetings

1st & 3rd Thursday of each month | 4:00 – 5:40 pm

1301, 20th St, # 145
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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PNI Press Releases & News Clips

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2125 Arizona Ave

PNI Building Receives Santa Monica Conservancy Award 2018

Saint John’s Health Center, Pacific Neuroscience Institute: Originally known as the Santa Monica Doctor’s Building, this Streamline Moderne commercial office building was originally constructed in 1952 as doctors’ offices.

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alzheimer brain

Alzheimer's disease reversal in preclinical models

Dr. Daniel Franc comments on a research paper about Alzheimer's disease. While the study done in mice showed complete reversal of disease symptoms, there is still a way to go in replicating these kinds of results in humans. But Dr. Franc is hopeful.

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Recent PNI Publications
PNI Mag Fall 2018

PNI Magazine Hits The Newsstands!

October 2018 - PNI's Fall issue of Brain Matters magazine is now available. Read about the leading-edge medical care and clinical trials happening at Pacific Neuroscience Institute.

To find out more and to support programs at PNI, contact us at 310-829-8424.

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cns Oncology

Drs. Saria and Kesari Publish Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma Case Study

Oct 6, 2017: In a rare case study published in CNS Oncology, skin cancer spreading to the brain was treated with a drug combination that was found to benefit the patient.

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Dr. Melanie Goldfarb on Survivorship Care Gap for Young Adult Survivors of Thyroid Cancer

Sept 10, 2017: Although thyroid cancer is among the five most common carcinomas diagnosed in adolescents and young adults, Dr. Goldfarb's research shows a disconnect in their follow-up care. Read more about what can be done.

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Expert Review Neurotherapeutics

Dr. Santosh Kesari publishes a GBM review about further understanding of the pathology of glioma: implications for the clinic

July 2017 - Glioma classification and grading has been historically based in morphologic appearance of tumor cells: astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, oligoastrocytomas and ependymomas. Recent molecular advances have transformed the field of neuro-oncology, as some molecular markers harbor diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic implications.

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Cognitive Dysfunction In Cancer Is More Than “Chemobrain”

July 2017: Drs. Marlon Saria and Santosh Kesari's article appears in the new issue of Cancer Connect. It explores the idea of an increasing number of individuals surviving a cancer diagnosis and the common concerns raised by cancer survivors -- cognitive dysfunction, frequently referred to as “chemobrain”.

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Faculty Educational Events
ANA Oct 2017
Oct 15-17, 2017
Dr. Kesari “Leader in the Field” Presenter at 142nd Annual American Neurological Association Meeting

October 15-17, 2017: Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD will be the speaker for the LEADER IN THE FIELD PRESENTATION at this year's ANA annual meeting in San Diego, CA. His talk is called "Precision Medicine and Immunotherapy in Neuro-Oncology: Opportunities and Challenges." Medical professionals can still register.

Apr 26-30, 2017
Dr. Chester Griffiths Presents at Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM)

April 26 - 30: Chester Griffiths, MD, FACS, is presents at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) in San Diego.

International Stroke Conference 2017
Feb 22-24, 2017
International Stroke Conference 2017

Pacific Stroke & Aneurysm Center director, Jason Tarpley, MD, PhD, will be attending the largest stroke conference in the world and finding out about the latest ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke research.

Nov 17-20, 2016
Society for Neuro-Oncology 21st Annual Meeting

The Annual Scientific Meeting will feature the latest in clinical and research advancements including plenary sessions on the 2016 revision of the WHO Classification of CNS Tumors and a separate session focused on Epigenetics in Brain Tumors. PNI's Dr. Santosh Kesari will present.

Stryker-Trevo Stent Retreiver
Jul 26, 2016
Acute Stroke: Advanced Treatment and Guidelines

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Pacific Stroke and Neurovascular Center‬ Director, Jason Tarpley, MD, PhD, will be conducting a Continuing Medical Education (CME) lecture at Centinela Hospital Medical Center.

To attend, medical personnel may call: 310.673.4660 Ext 7266

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CME Events for Physicians & Medical Staff


Monthly Brain & Pituitary Tumor CME Conference

June 6-6, 2020

Monthly Brain & Pituitary Tumor CME Conferences take place on the 4th Wednesday of each month 7:30-9AM.

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