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A Phase 2/3 Randomized, Open-Label Study of Toca 511, a Retroviral Replicating Vector, Combined With Toca FC versus Standard of Care in Subjects Undergoing Planned Resection for Recurrent Glioblastoma or Anaplastic Astrocytoma

This is a multicenter, randomized, open-label study of Toca 511 and Toca FC versus standard of care (SOC) in subjects undergoing resection for first or second recurrence (including this recurrence) of glioblastoma or anaplastic astrocytoma. Subjects will be randomized at the time of surgery in a 1:1 ratio to receive either Toca 511 and Toca FC or control; Investigator's choice of either single agent chemotherapy (lomustine or temozolomide) or bevacizumab.

Weill Cornell Neurosurgeons Conduct First Hands-on Neurotrauma Training Course in Tanzania

In March 2014, a neurosurgical team from the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center conducted the first neurotrauma training course for health care providers from East, Central, and Southern Africa, teaching much-needed neurosurgical skills to African surgeons, physicians, residents, and nurses.  The weeklong course, presented in collaboration with the Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute (MOI) in Dar Es Salaam, was led by Dr. Roger Härtl, who started the Cornell Neurosurgery Initiative in Tanzania in 2008. Dr. Härtl was joined this year by Neurosurgeon-in-Chief Dr.

Cordis Enterprise Vascular Reconstruction Device and Delivery System

The Cordis ENTERPRISE Vascular Reconstruction Device and Delivery System is authorized by federal law as a Humanitarian Use Device (a designation for devices that will be used to treat fewer than 4,000 people a year) for use with embolic coils for the treatment of wide-necked, intracranial aneurysms.

Medical Minutes Videos

Dr. Philip Stieg, Director of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, makes complex neurosurgical conditions easy to understand in this video series.

Video Library: Brain Tumor Videos

Videos from the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center:

Convection-Enhanced Delivery of 124I-8H9 for Patients With Non-Progressive Diffuse Pontine Gliomas Previously Treated With External Beam Radiation Therapy

This study tests an innovative convection-enhanced delivery (CED) technique that places a radioactive therapeutic agent (124I-8H9) at the site of the tumor using a surgically placed cannula.

Weill Cornell Brain Tumor Project

Tree of Life Video The Weill Cornell Brain Tumor Project, also known as the New York Brain Tumor Project, is the research arm of the Weill Cornell Brain Tumor Center.

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