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Six Weill Cornell Neurosurgeons Named as U.S. News Top Doctors

We're proud to have six of our neurosurgeons on this first edition of the magazine's list of top doctors.

Dr. Theodore H. Schwartz and Dr. A. Gabriella Wernicke Achieve Breakthrough Use of Cesium-131 for Intracavitary Brachytherapy in Malignant Brain Tumor

Intracavitary brachytherapy is a minimally invasive technique used to line a surgical cavity with radioactive seeds — cancer-fighting radioisotopes encased in capsules the size of a rice grain — after removal of malignant disease. This procedure delivers high-dose radiation to the tumor cavity margin to prevent recurrence of microscopic disease in patients with malignant brain tumors.

Novel Superselective Intraaterial Cerebral Approach Using Avastin Yields Successful Results

Two neurosurgeons at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center are pioneering an exciting new approach for the treatment of recurrent malignant brain tumors. As reported in this New York Times article published on November 17, 2009, their novel approach to treating these resistant brain tumors is yielding successful results. Follow-up MRI imaging on the treated patients has shown that their tumors have shown a dramatic response to the treatment.

Dr. Boockvar Appears on CNBC 'Squawk Box' to Talk About Avastin Trial

Dr. John Boockvar appeared on the CNBC show Squawk Box to talk about his new clinical trial of Avastin for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Watch the video:

Spine Surgeon Saves Flight Attendant After Three-Story Fall

"Writhing in pain inside a dilapidated hospital in the Dominican Republic, Brooklyn native Jessica Mazzone didn't think she'd ever walk again.

The 28-year-old flight attendant had fallen three stories from a hotel balcony on the eastern tip of the island, snapping her spine and shattering her left leg.

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