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  • Latest Data From Cedars-Sinai Vaccine Study Supports Immune Targeting of Brain Tumors


    The drug ICT-107 targets six antigens found in brain tu... Read Full Article

    June 15, 2011 • By Cedars-Sinai

  • Patient Educational Conference Set On Diagnosis, Treatment, Integrative Medicine and New Therapies for Brain Tumors

    Neurosurgeon Keith L. Black and other treatment and research leaders will present information for free for patients, families on Saturday, May 1... Read Full Article

    May 3, 2011

  • Third Grader's Class Project Pays Tribute to Neurosurgeon Keith Black for Saving Mom's Life Nine Years Later

    He could have chosen any current or historical author for the March 15 assignment. But dressed in scrubs and wearing a blue surgical cap, beaming J... Read Full Article

    May 3, 2011

  • Cedars Sinai Nano-Drug Hits Brain-Tumor Target Found in 2001

    Nine years ago, scientists at Cedars-Sinai’s Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute detected a subtle shift occurring in the molecular makeup of the... Read Full Article

    November 4, 2010

  • Hemangioblastoma of the Brain

    Hemangioblastomas are rare tumors that occur in blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord. They may appear anywhere in the brain but are most ofte... Read Full Article

    May 18, 2010

  • Cedars-Sinai selected as the only center in California to participate in multi-site study

    Patients suffering from recurrent brain tumors called meningiomas may be eligible to participate in a Phase II clinical trial at Cedars-Sinai Medic... Read Full Article

    April 15, 2010

  • 7th and 8th Graders to be Scientists for a Day

    “Brainworks” annual program for seventh- and eighth-grade students sponsored by Cedars-Sinai’s Department of Neurosurgery and Maxine Dunitz Neurosu... Read Full Article

    February 16, 2010

  • Dr. Black Health Power for Minorities Black Heritage Award

    Cedars-Sinai neurosurgeon Dr. Keith Black has been honored with the 2010 Health Power for Minorities Black Heritage Award

    ... Read Full Article

    February 3, 2010

  • Study Provides Documentation That Tumor “Stem-Like Cells” Exist In Benign Tumors

    Cancer stem-like cells have been implicated in the genesis of a variety of malignant cancers. Research scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s ... Read Full Article

    July 22, 2009

  • Loose Chains Drummer Eddie Cleland Resumes Life After Brain Surgery

    It is not uncommon for musicians to have to work around scheduling conflicts, but Eddie Cleland, drummer for “Loose Chains” and two other bands, had t... Read Full Article

    June 1, 2009

  • With Endoscopic Surgery, Patient has Large Pituitary Tumor Removed and Goes Home Two Days Later

    When Adam Mamelak, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical
    Center, removed a large tumor... Read Full Article

    April 21, 2009

  • Mechanism In Cells That Generate Malignant Brain Tumors May Offer Target For Gene Therapy

    Glioblastomas growing from cancer stem cells that use Sonic Hedgehog protein signaling mechanisms appear to be more aggressive.

    ... Read Full Article

    October 27, 2008

  • Trilogy Image-Guided Radiosurgery System Precisely Targets Tumors And Lesions Near The Spinal Cord And Other Critical Structures

    New technology provides a treatment option for retired LAUSD school principal.

    ... Read Full Article

    October 8, 2008

  • Scientists Seek To Defeat Brain Cancer By Chipping Away Its Foundation From Various Angles

    Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, working from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, are dissect... Read Full Article

    April 21, 2008

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Opens Patient Trial Of Virus That Attacks Brain Cancer Cells

    A common, naturally occurring virus that attacks cancer cells but appears to be harmless to normal cells is being studied as a possible treatment f... Read Full Article

    April 18, 2008

  • Innovative Treatment for Cushing's Disease

    Kathie Harrington’s diabetes was out of control for three years, and as her insulin requirements, body weight, and blood pressure rose, she experie... Read Full Article

    November 7, 2007

  • Stem Cells Cultured From Human Bone Marrow Behave Like Those Derived From Brain Tissue

    Stem cells taken from adult human bone marrow have been manipulated by scientists at the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medi... Read Full Article

    January 25, 2007

  • Researchers Identify Genes That Allow Brain Cancer-Causing Stem Cells To Resist Treatment

    While great interest has followed the discovery of neural stem cells and their potential for someday treating diseases and injuries of the brain an... Read Full Article

    December 14, 2006

  • Gamma Knife Technology Now Available At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    The latest Gamma Knife® technology is now available at Cedars-Sinai with the opening Wednesday of the Gamma Knife Center at the Samuel Oschin Compr... Read Full Article

    November 30, 2006

  • Combined Therapies May Boost Immune Response And Long-Term Protection Against Brain Tumors

    One therapy for treating brain tumors alerts the immune system to the presence of foreign material. A second therapy enhances the first and prolong... Read Full Article

    September 1, 2006 • By Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

  • Marrow-Derived Stem Cells Deliver New Cytokine To Kill Brain Tumor Cells, Offer Protection

    Attaching a recently discovered cytokine to neural stem cells derived from bone marrow, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Maxine Dunitz ... Read Full Article

    March 1, 2006

  • Neurosurgeon Adam Mamelak Brings Expertise In Pituitary Surgery, Epilepsy, Tumor Research

    Neurosurgeon Adam N. Mamelak, M.D., has joined Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute to conduct brain tumor research,... Read Full Article

    January 7, 2006

  • New Residency Training Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center To Train A Different Breed Of Neurosurgeon

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Division of Neurosurgery has established a new neurosurgical training program that is designed to produce neurosurgeo... Read Full Article

    September 21, 2005

  • Molecular Change Occurring During Brain Tumor Progression Also Evident In Breast Cancer

    A molecular change that takes place during the progression of malignant brain tumors also occurs in breast cancer, according to a study conducted a... Read Full Article

    May 2, 2005

  • Vaccine Targeting Cancer-Related Antigens In Brain Tumors Appears To Prolong Survival

    Researchers seeking to direct cancer-killing immune cells against the deadliest brain tumors have three new targets that show promise in laboratory... Read Full Article

    July 15, 2004

  • Journal Cancer: Protein Shift Predicts Brain Cancer Grade, Recurrence And Patient Survival

    Study results published in the August issue of the journal Cancer reinforce previous findings that the laminin-8 genes and the resulting protein ma... Read Full Article

    June 21, 2004

  • New Technology Blocks Gene To Increase Immune Response Against Deadly Brain Tumor Cells

    With new technology that uses short strands of genetic material to shut down a specific gene, researchers have regulated immune system proteins to ... Read Full Article

    May 24, 2004

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