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Latest University of Miami Division of Surgical Neurooncology Stories

2014-03-18 12:31:04

Central Texas CyberKnife center marks nine years of cancer care AUSTIN, Texas, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin CyberKnife marks an important milestone in cancer care with the treatment of its 1,000th patient. University Medical Center Brackenridge, launched the CyberKnife program in 2005 and focused primarily on the treatment of brain tumors. Austin CyberKnife has since expanded the clinical applications of CyberKnife to treat other areas of the body, such as the lungs,...

2014-01-20 23:25:33

ANS adds newest team member, Dr. Yaron Moshel, known for his specialized training in skull base surgery and his approach to removing complex brain tumors in eloquent brain regions. Moristown,NJ (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Yaron A. Moshel, MD, PhD, recently joined Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS). Dr. Moshel is known in the medical community for his approach to removing brain tumors and uses technology including computer-guided navigation, awake functional brain mapping, endoscopy,...

2013-12-28 23:02:56

In response to an article published by KFor.com, Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a minimally intrusive brain surgery that was proven to be successful for an Oklahoma City brain cancer patient. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 28, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, responds to an article published by KFor.com on December 17th, which discusses a new...

2013-09-24 23:34:41

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, discusses a specific protein being found in nearly 100 percent of high-grade meningiomas, suggesting a new target for cancer therapies. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer discusses a specific protein that is being found in nearly 100 percent of high-grade meningiomas, the most common form of brain tumor. According to a September 16, 2013 article published by...

2013-06-12 12:28:27

VISIUS(®) Surgical Theatre iMRI brings increased tumor resection and limits patient risks MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced that University Hospital Tübingen neurosurgeons in Tübingen, Germany, are reporting success toward their objectives of limiting patient risk and improving surgical precision using intraoperative MRI for brain surgery procedures in the...

2013-05-01 16:29:59

Technology advancements paired with new tools allow neurosurgeons to resect deep brain tumors once deemed inoperable CHICAGO, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) is among the first hospitals in the country to offer a new minimally invasive surgery for patients with deep subcortical tumors and cysts. The new approach integrates several advancements in neurosurgery, allowing doctors to...

2013-04-05 12:24:40

Neurosurgeons find new treatment for glioblastoma safe; opens door for larger study CLEVELAND, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The first-in-human study of the NeuroBlate(TM) Thermal Therapy System finds that it appears to provide a new, safe and minimally invasive procedure for treating recurrent glioblastoma (GBM), a malignant type of brain tumor. The study, which appears April 5 in the Journal of Neurosurgery online, was written by lead author Andrew Sloan, MD, director of...

2013-03-20 08:25:49

Brain Cancer is the Second Leading Cause of Children's Cancer-Related Deaths in the United States MIAMI, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain Tumors do not discriminate. A recent study by the American Brain Tumor Association revealed that brain-specific tumors are a risk at any age, but are statistically more frequent in children and older adults. Metastatic brain tumors - those that begin as a cancer elsewhere in the body and spread to the brain - are more common in adults than...

2012-12-03 20:46:20

Johns Hopkins experts are recommending early post-surgical assessment -- preferably within 24 hours -- for trouble chewing and swallowing food, or speaking normally, among patients who have had benign tumors removed from the base of the brain. Such early assessments, they say, may minimize complications associated with the sometimes hazelnut-sized tumors, called vestibular schwannomas. Damage can arise when the tumors themselves press on the nearby cranial nerves -- key to controlling the...