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Laser Surgery Program

Drs. Ramakrishna, Schwartz, Hoffman, and Greenfield have expertise in laser surgery

The Laser Surgery Program at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center uses state-of-the-art laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) to treat patients with certain brain lesions using tiny beams of light instead of radiation. These beams heat the lesion and destroy it without damaging surrounding healthy brain tissue, without subjecting patients to the potential side effects of radiation.

Conditions We Treat

Phase I/II Trial Of Super-Selective Intraarterial Infusion of Cetuximab and Bevacizumab for Treatment of Relapsed or Refractory Intracranial Glioma In Patients Under 22 Years Of Age

It is unknown if currently used intravenous (IV) therapies even cross the blood brain barrier (BBB). We have shown in previous phase I trials that a single Superselective Intra-arterial Cerebral Infusion (SIACI) of Cetuximab and/or Bevacizumab is safe for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in adults, and we are currently evaluating the efficacy of this treatment.

Cognitive Remediation

Dr. Jessica Spat-Lemus and Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman

The comprehensive Cognitive Remediation Program focuses on improving working memory, attention, and focus. A new five-week version of the program includes personal consultation, telephone sessions, and online components designed to improve performance in a wide range of cognitive tasks.

Conditions We Treat

What treatments are available for a metastatic brain tumor?

Metastatic brain tumors may be treated with surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, depending on factors including the location and size of the tumor(s), the age and overall health of the patient, and the prospects for a high quality of life after treatment. See more about Diagnosing and Treating a Metastatic Brain Tumor.

Brain Tumor Surgery

Drs. Schwartz, Pannullo, Stieg, and Ramakrishna of the Weill Cornell Brain Tumor Center

From bench to bedside, the neurosurgeon scientists of the Weill Cornell brain tumor team have a single focus: New treatments for brain cancer

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