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Chasing After ‘Compassionate Use’

By Jeffrey Greenfield, MD, PhD
Co-director, Children's Brain Tumor Project

When a child's life is at stake, we don't need a “fast” track to a regulatory okay -- we need a “now” track that keeps pace with scientific discoveries

Taking the Show on the Road

By Dr. Theodore Schwartz
David and Ursel Barnes Professor in Minimally Invasive Surgery

I’ve traveled around the world to dozens of professional conferences and courses — in China, India, Egypt, and more — to train many neurosurgeons in advanced techniques for treating skull base tumors. But my past two summers in Mexico have provided some of the most rewarding work I’ve ever done.

DIPG: A New Beginning

By Mark M. Souweidane, MD
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Co-director, Children's Brain Tumor Project

Today I treated the final child in my Phase 1 clinical trial of convection-enhanced delivery (CED) for the deadly brain tumor DIPG.

Early Detection Can Be Key to Surviving a Brain Tumor

By Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D.

For a neurosurgeon, the ability to treat a tumor before it progresses is a powerful way to save lives. Incidental findings are giving us new opportunities to do just that.

The View From Tanzania

By Maria Santos, M.D.
Global Neurosurgery Fellow
Bugando Medical Centre
Mwanza, Tanzania

For a Western-trained doctor like myself, the emotional shocks occur daily. But each saved life reinforces the drive that brought me here.

Focused Ultrasound: A New Hope for Movement Disorders

By Michael G. Kaplitt, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Director, Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Service

Yesterday I became the first doctor in New York to perform an exciting new procedure on a patient with essential tremor, using high-intensity focused ultrasound to target the source of the tremors.

The Physical and Emotional Brain

By Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD

My patients come to me with brain tumors, cerebrovascular disorders, and other neurosurgical conditions, and they entrust me not only with their brains but also with their minds, their senses, and even their emotions.

A New Era in Brain Health

By Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD

Building awareness of the importance of brain health, and then getting individuals to change their habits accordingly, is a campaign that remains in its infancy.