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Dr. Souweidane Named to NCI’s Brain Malignancies Steering Committee

Dr. Mark Souweidane, Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center

The committee is charged with reviewing and prioritizing Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trial concepts, in order to promote the best clinical and translational research for patients with brain cancer.

Lyonhearted Foundation Funds New DIPG Project

Jason Lyon, Lyonhearted Foundation

Thanks to a gift from the Lyonhearted Foundation of southern California, Dr. Mark Souweidane and Dr. Uday Maachani will initiate a new research project in the Children’s Brain Tumor Project laboratory. The team expects the new investigation to validate the use of cell-free tumor  DNA (cf-DNA) as a biomarker of the disease burden in children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).

DIPG Paper Selected as Cover Story in JNS Pediatrics

Dr Peter Morgenstern, Dr. Mark Souweidane, and MD/PhD student Iryna Ivasyk

A case study that suggests CED remains a viable treatment option for lesions with cysts

Influence of an intratumoral cyst on drug distribution by convection-enhanced delivery: A case report

Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics: Sept 2017

Convection-enhanced delivery (CED) uses positive pressure to induce convective flow of molecules and maximize drug distribution.

Dr. Souweidane to Speak at SNO Pediatrics Conference

Mark Souweidane, MD

There are more findings to report from his landmark clinical trial for DIPG

Best Neurosurgeons in New York, 2017

New York Magazine, Top Doctors 2017

This year's list includes 8 of our faculty members

Dr. Souweidane to Present DIPG Clinical Trial Results at ASCO

Dr. Mark Souweidane

The four-plus-year-long trial shows that CED is safe to use in children with DIPG

Nadia Dahmane, PhD, Joins Children’s Brain Tumor Project

Children's Brain Tumor Project

Dr. Dahmane's research examines brain development, including the processes of cell differentiation and proliferation – which, when unchecked, can lead to pediatric tumor development.

CBTP Team Publishes New Findings on DIPG Tumor Imaging

Mark M. Souweidane, MD and CBTP researcher Uday Maachani, PhD

Developing a reliable means of measuring the volume of a DIPG tumor is a significant advance that will greatly aid in the assessment of potential new treatments.

Raymond Chang Wins ABTA Award for Summer Sprint Project

Raymond Chang Wins ABTA Award for Summer Sprint

Raymond Chang, a medical student who participated in the Children’s Brain Tumor Project “summer sprint” in 2016, has been named winner of the American Brain Tumor Association’s Lucien Rubinstein Award.

New Paper Shows How Gliomas May Be Stopped in Their Tracks

Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield and Dr. Prajwal Rajappa of Weill Cornell Medicine

Researchers found how it may be possible to stop the progression of a low-grade, survivable glioma into a high-grade, fatal malignancy.

Biomarker based PET Imaging of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma in Mouse Models.

Biomarker based PET Imaging of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma in Mouse Models.

Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a childhood brainstem tumor with a universally poor prognosis.

Malignant astrocytic tumor progression potentiated by JAK-mediated recruitment of myeloid cells.

Malignant astrocytic tumor progression potentiated by JAK-mediated recruitment of myeloid cells.

While the tumor microenvironment has been known to play an integral role in tumor progression, the function of non-resident bone marrow-derived cells (BMDCs) remains to be determined in neurologica

Innovative 3-D Models Allow Hands-On Training for Craniosynostosis

Weill Cornell Medicine Craniosynostosis Course 2016

Neurosurgeon Mark Souweidane and plastic surgeon Jeffrey Ascherman used the models to teach young surgeons to repair a common craniofacial anomaly

Amazing Kid Returns to NYC for Team Reunion

Dr. Athos Patsalides, Brandon Hibbs, and Dr. Mark Souweidane

What started out as a routine sinus infection invaded the St. Louis teenager’s brain, and it required an extensive team and some surgical heroics to save him.

Dr. Greenfield Video: This Is Personal

Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield

Dr. Greenfield talks about how he can't help but develop personal relationships with his patients.

Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Greenfield Co-Author New Book on Pediatric Endonasal Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Pediatric Endonasal Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery: A Case-Based Manual

The authors have become leaders in the field, extending availability of this minimally invasive procedure to pediatric patients.

Trailblazers of Neuroscience

Dr. Roger Härtl and Dr. Philip Stieg

Weill Cornell neurosurgeons present the latest in neuroscientific advances at a boldface-name event

Three-Time Winner: Dr. Souweidane Extends His Fight Against DIPG

Dr. Mark Souweidane

Dr. Mark Souweidane performed a third direct infusion of a cancer-fighting drug into the brain of a young patient — the first time a child has received a third treatment.

Dr. Souweidane Treats Final Patient in Groundbreaking DIPG Clinical Trial

Dr. Mark Souweidane

After four years and 31 infusions, the clinical trial has concluded

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