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Wide-Scale Brain Tumor Tissue Banking Effort Aims High

Drs. Jeffrey Greenfield and Mark Souweidane

While the overall survival rate for children with cancer has improved over the last 50 years, enormous challenges still exist for those with brain tumors. Pediatric neuro-oncologists and neurosurgeons understand that a different tack is needed to make progress against these cancers.

Dr. Howard Fine Brings His Neuro-oncology Expertise to Weill Cornell

Dr. Howard A. Fine

Dr. Fine is an internationally known neuro-oncologist who has previously served as chief of the neuro-oncology branch of the National Cancer Institute.

Frameless Radiosurgery Ushers in New Era of Brain Tumor Treatment

Dr. Susan C. Pannullo and Dr. Gabriella Wernicke

The Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center now offers frameless, non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery using ExacTrac technology.

Dr. Schwartz Receives Gift of Endowed Professorship

Dr. Theodore Schwartz

New position is the gift of David Barnes and his wife, Dr. Ursel Barnes, who made their donation in gratitude to Dr. Schwartz after he removed a brain tumor that was threatening Mr. Barnes’ senses.

Dr. Bernardo Wins CTSC 3D Printing Novel Technology Award

Dr. Antonio Bernardo

Dr. Bernardo and his co-investigator, Alex Evins, will use the $10,000 award to investigate the feasibility of creating on-demand intra-operative cranial prostheses.

Bronxville Road Race for the Children's Brain Tumor Project Raises $100K

Some of the children honored at the Bronxville Road Race

More than 500 participants and hundreds more donors, sponsors, and volunteers came together in the spirit of the project's "powered by families" motto.

Dr. Knopman Named to SuperDoctors Rising Stars List

Dr. Jared Knopman

Jared Knopman, M.D., has been named to the 2014 Rising Stars list, his second consecutive appearance on the list. Introduced in 2013, the Rising Stars list acknowledges doctors who have been practicing for less than 10 years but who have already distinguished themselves among their peers. The list was published on September 28 in a special section of The New York Times Magazine.

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna, Brain Tumor Expert, Joins the Faculty

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna and Dr. Philip E. Stieg

Neurosurgeon will bring new clinical trials for malignant brain tumors to Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center

US News Rates Us Best in NY (Again)

Dr. Philip E. Stieg, chairman of the Weill Cornell Department of Neurosurgery

We are now ranked as the best neurology/neurosurgery practice in New York, the best in the northeast, and the best east of the Mississippi River.

DIPG Clinical Trial Continuation Wins FDA Approval

FDA approval allows Dr. Souweidane to re-open the trial and enroll additional pediatric brain tumor patients.

Dr. Stieg Featured on Season 2 Premiere of NY Med

Dr. Philip Stieg on NY Med on ABC

Dr. Philip Stieg, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell, was featured on the premiere episode of Season 2 of the ABC series NY Med. In this episode, Dr. Stieg performed surgery to remove a spinal tumor from a man threatened with paralysis.

The Best Neurosurgeons in New York

The Best Neurosurgeons in New York

The Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center is proud to count six of our neurosurgeons among the Best Doctors listed in New York magazine’s annual Best Doctors issue. This year’s list includes four of our full-time faculty — Dr. Philip E. Stieg, chairman of the department of neurosurgery and neurosurgeon-in-chief; Dr.

Neuro ICU Staff on 2SW Recognized for ICU Patient Care

The in-patient staff of 2SW has been awarded a 90th Percentile Achievement Award by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for Q42013. This award is given to units whose overall mean score placed them in the 90th percentile for patient satisfaction.

Dr. Stieg on Good Day New York

Dr. Stieg on Good Day NY 9 January 2014

Dr. Stieg appeared on the "What Do You Do?" segment to explain what it's like to be a neurological surgeon.

Dr. Knopman Named as “Rising Star” on SuperDoctors List

Dr. Jared Knopman, Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center

Dr. Jared Knopman of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center has been named to the SuperDoctors list as 2013 “Rising Stars.”

New Clinical Trial to Test Intra-arterial Infusion for Malignant Pediatric Brain Tumors

Intra-arterial cerebral infusion for brain tumors

The Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center is now enrolling young patients in a new clinical trial testing intra-arterial infusion of chemotherapy drugs in children with certain recurrent brain tumors, including DIPG

Glioblastoma stem cells are regulated by interleukin-8 signaling in a tumoral perivascular niche.

Glioblastoma stem cells are regulated by interleukin-8 signaling in a tumoral perivascular niche.

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) contains a subpopulation of cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) believed to underlie tumorigenesis and therapeutic resistance.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Plays a Critical Role in Enhancing Long-term Survival in a Patient with Pancreatic Cancer Metastatic to the Brain

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Plays a Critical Role in Enhancing Long-term Survival in a Patient with Pancreatic Cancer Metastatic to the Brain

Rajappa P, Margetis K, Wernicke G, Ginter P, Cope W, Sherr DL, Lavi E, Fine RL, Schwartz TH, Bruckner H, Pannullo SC.

Endoscopic endonasal transclival approach to a ventral pontine pediatric ependymoma

Endoscopic endonasal transclival approach to a ventral pontine pediatric ependymoma

Endoscopic endonasal transclival approach to a ventral pontine pediatric ependymoma. Rajappa P, Margetis K, Sigounas D, Anand V, Schwartz TH, Greenfield JP. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Aug 30.

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