May is Stroke Awareness Month
May is Stroke Awareness Month, a time to spread the word about the nation’s fifth-leading cause of death.
Two Generations … Two Second Opinions … Two Second Chances
Any kind of pain – particularly when it impacts your spine – can be debilitating. And while you may think getting a second opinion can also be a pain, it can also be a life changing. That’s exactly what happened to the father/son pair, Joseph Infante, Sr. and his son, Joseph C.
A Return to Normal Life After Successful Skull Base Tumor Treatment
Six months after undergoing highly specialized surgery to remove an acoustic neuroma – Erika Dewling has a message for others.
The Basics of Skull Base Brain Tumors
Fabio Frisoli, MD, Director of Skull Base Neurosurgery at the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center, shares what patients and caregivers need to know.
New Vaccine Prolongs Life for Glioblastoma Patients
A major phase III clinical trial has found that DCVax®-L, a dendritic cell brain tumor vaccine, can prolong the lives of patients diagnosed with new or recurrent glioblastomas.
Former Pro Football Player “Scores a Touchdown” After Neck Surgery
When pro football player and coach Chet Parlavecchio’s arm went numb, he knew he needed to address it. And, thankfully he did – because ignoring the issue that stemmed from his neck could have resulted in devastating paralysis.
Changing the Paradigm for the Treatment of Metastatic Lung Cancer in the Brain
Survival for patients with brain metastases from lung cancer is increasing – thanks to advancements in immunotherapy and personalized medications that target specific gene mutations, penetrate into the brain and have a high likelihood of success.
Preventive Chemotherapy Slashes the Risk of Lymphoma Spreading to the Central Nervous System
Certain lymphomas tend to enter the central nervous system and reach the brain. For high-risk patients, taking a novel and proactive approach to chemotherapy can reduce the likelihood of developing brain metastases by approximately 90%.
Breast Cancer and the Brain: Staying on Top of Neurologic Symptoms Is Key
With new advances in breast cancer care, patients are living longer than ever before with a higher incidence of brain metastases.