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Clinical Trials/Research

Pituitary Clinical Trials, Genomic Sequencing & Research

The Pacific Brain Tumor Center and Pituitary Disorders Center under the direction of Daniel F. Kelly, MDGarni Barkhoudarian, MD and Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, as well as the John Wayne Cancer Institute are committed to improving the lives of patients with benign and malignant brain tumors, skull base tumors and pituitary tumors through clinical trials, translational research, and greater surgical anatomical understanding.

Tumor Sequencing:

In collaboration with Dr. Dave Hoon, Director of Molecular Oncology at John Wayne Cancer Institute, and Dr. Santosh Kesari, we can perform detailed genomic analysis on all brain, skull base & pituitary tumors surgically removed. We can also facilitate sending tumor tissue and blood specimens to other institutions and commercial companies for specific tumor sequencing analyses, whole genome sequencing and specific tumor markers.

Learn More About Genomic Tumor Sequencing

To learn more about our clinical trials or tumor sequencing opportunities and research please contact:


Daniel F. Kelly, MD
Director and Professor
Pacific Brain Tumor Center and Pituitary Disorders Program
John Wayne Cancer Institute at St. John’s Health Center
Phone: 310-582-7640 | Fax: 310-582-7495
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Garni Barkhoudarian, MD
Assistant Professor
Pacific Brain Tumor Center and Pituitary Disorders Program
John Wayne Cancer Institute at St. John’s Health Center
Phone: 310-582-7640 | Fax: 310-582-7495
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Annie Heng, RN
Pacific Brain Tumor Center Research Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 310-582-7457 | Fax: 310-582-7495
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Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Translational Neuro-Oncology and Neurotherapeutics,
John Wayne Cancer Institute
Phone: 310-829-8265 | Fax: 310-582-7163
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