How Old is Too Old for Glioblastoma Surgery?
One of the most dangerous kinds of brain tumors is called a glioblastoma. It's known for the aggressive way it spreads, infiltrating healthy brain tissue around it. Surgery is the main treatment for glioblastoma. It doesn't always cure the disease, but it can extend the lives of patients who...Posted on Oct 21, 2015 by Department Author In Blog, Brain Tumor Blog, Glioblastoma
The 'Long' and Short of it: Dr. Goldstein's Glioblastoma Research
Congratulations to third year resident Dr. Hannah Goldstein. She was the recipient of a prestigious research fellowship to study PTEN-Long, a gene that could change glioblastoma treatment.Posted on Oct 19, 2015 by Department Author In Blog, Brain Tumor Blog, Glioblastoma
Residents’ Research Makes Strong Showing at AANS
At Columbia, residents have the chance to conduct exciting research. Under the mentorship of senior neurosurgeons like Dr. Jeffrey Bruce, Dr. Guy McKhann, and Dr. E. Sander Connolly, residents made strides in glioblastoma research, improving patient care after spine surgery, and expanding our understanding of how the brain makes decisions.Posted on Oct 7, 2015 by Department Author In Brain Tumor News, Glioblastoma, News, Spine, Spine Center News
New Hire is a Familiar Face: Dr. Adam Sonabend
Brain tumors, look out. There’s a new neurosurgeon on staff, and he has an award-winning record of fighting brain tumors. He is a skilled surgeon, a gifted researcher, and a dedicated teacher. And we know all of this first-hand … because he is our very own Dr. Adam Sonabend. Dr....Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by Department Author In Blog, Brain Tumor Blog, Brain Tumors, Glioblastoma, Glioma, Neuro-Oncology, Pineal Tumor
Columbia Neurosurgeons Glioblastoma Multiforme Research Presented to American Society of Clinical Oncology
Dr. Jeffrey Bruce, MD and Dr. Anthony D'Ambrosio, MD of Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital recently collaborated with immunology company Agenus in research on a potential new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme. The research was selected for presentation at...Posted on Sep 24, 2015 by Department Author In Brain Tumor, Brain Tumor News, Brain Tumors, Glioblastoma, News
Shining a (Blue) Light on the Brain
Tumors that infiltrate surrounding tissue are tough to remove. These tumors extend tendrils that weave in and out of the normal structures around them. Glioblastomas, infiltrative tumors of the brain, grow tendrils that look a lot like normal brain tissue.Posted on Jun 26, 2015 by Department Author In Blog, Brain Tumor Blog, Brain Tumors, Glioblastoma
Who Treats the Doctor Who Gets Brain Cancer: Dr. Jeffrey Bruce
When doctors told Maria Bonyhay that her fatigue, headaches and sensitivity to light and sound, were symptoms of an inoperable brain tumor, she and her husband, Istvan, refused to believe it...Posted on Feb 2, 2015 by Department Author In Blog, Brain Tumor Blog, Brain Tumors, Glioblastoma, Pineal Tumor
Dr. Michael Sisti Backstage at Broadway show 'Constellations'
A new show, "Constellations," is coming to Broadway, and Columbia Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Sisti was just about the last person who expected to get a call to help the actors get ready. But...Posted on Jan 12, 2015 by Department Author In Brain Tumor News, Brain Tumors, Doctors, Gamma Knife News, Glioblastoma, Neurosurgeons, News
Columbia Doctors Present New Glioblastoma Research
Columbia neurosurgeons have completed new studies about glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor. In two separate research projects, the doctors investigated both the microscopic aspects of this aggressive disease and its "big picture"--patient outcomes after surgery. Four doctors from the Gamma...Posted on Nov 11, 2014 by Department Author In Blog, Brain Tumor, Brain Tumor Blog, Brain Tumors, Doctors, Gamma Knife, Glioblastoma
Dr. Hani Malone Won the 2014 Academy Award of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery!
Each year the prestigious Academy Award is given to the neurosurgery resident or young neurosurgeon whose original research offers the best insight into...Posted on Oct 1, 2014 by Department Author In Brain Tumor News, Brain Tumors, Glioblastoma, News