Navigation Links
New institute targets brain tumor removal
Date:1/22/2009

CHICAGO - Primary brain tumors affect nearly 20,000 Americans each yearand every year more than half die as a result. For young adults ages 30-39, brain tumors are the third-leading cause of death among men and the fifth-leading among women. Despite significant advances in cancer treatment, on average, adults with glioblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor, survive roughly 12 to 14 months post diagnosis.

"Currently less than one-third of adults survive five years after being diagnosed with a primary brain tumor," says Jeffrey Raizer, MD, director of medical neuro-oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and co-director of the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute. "Our mission is to improve patient survival through clinical and scientific research."

The Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute is a collaboration of Northwestern Memorial, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. It was established to merge medical research with state-of-the-art, comprehensive care to better manage and treat patients with brain tumors. In addition, the Institute emphasizes therapeutic approaches that preserve quality of life while taking every measure possible to extend life.

"Brain tumor treatment is very complicated," says James Chandler, MD, Northwestern Memorial's surgical director of neuro-oncology and the Institute's other co-director. "The very therapy that may eradicate malignancies may also diminish quality of life for some patients."

The Institute's three-pronged approach rests upon surgery, medical treatment and clinical research. With surgery for example, advanced neuro-imaging techniques, neuro-navigation and brain mapping, makes brain tumor surgery much more precise than in years past. And, through minimally invasive endoscopic skull-based procedures, brain tumors can be accessed through the patient's nose, eliminating the nee
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Dobrozsi
adobrozs@nmh.org
312-926-5900
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The Risk Management and Patient Safety Institute Announces Annual Health Care Risk Conference Dates
2. Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center Receives Distinction as an ACS-Accredited Education Institute
3. LifeNet Health Establishes The Skin & Wound Allograft Institute
4. Statement from Employment Policies Institute on Senator Hillary Clintons Health Care Plan
5. CAS Medical Systems, Inc. Awarded $2.8 Million Grant by National Institutes of Health
6. Portico Systems to Share Provider Network Management Best Practices at Institute for International Research
7. The Integrated Benefits Institute Offers Largest Benchmarking Database in U.S. Spanning Disability and Workers Compensation Programs
8. The Cooper Institutes FITNESSGRAM Selected as Statewide Physical Fitness Assessment Tool
9. Bullying Prevention Institute Designed to Empower Change in Schools
10. Southern Research Institutes Neurodegenerative Disease Drug Discovery Program Receives National Institute of Mental Health Funding
11. Corey McPherson Nash Develops Case Statement for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Capital Campaign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/16/2014)... 2014 Keep that sexy decolletage as you ... neck. , "The Face Whisperer Neck & Decollete Cream ... Heshelow, founder of Sublime Beauty®. "It contains rich ingredients to ... and arnica." , A special ingredient is Argireline, known as ... rich anti-aging cream comes in an airless pump bottle, and ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Today, ... published new information on transitioning employees to individual ... with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in full ... be steering some or all of their employees ... surprise. With guaranteed issue plans, coverage for pre-existing ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... the well-known wedding dress manufacturer and retailer, has unveiled ... Additionally, the firm has launched a promotion for its ... up to 62 percent off. , All ... won a lot of positive reviews for its high-quality ... big savings on many other items, including corset bridesmaid ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16th, 2014; San Francisco) In a healthcare ... weighed against potential benefit, a Yale study has ... less-aggressive radiation procedures on elderly women with early-stage ... presented at the 56th annual conference of the ... (Abstract 131: Evaluating National Practice in Radiotherapy for ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, one of the most famous dress suppliers ... evening gown collection. According to the company’s sales manager, ... (up to 69% off) at present. Additionally, all the company’s ... am a frequent caller of your site. I like your ... feel quite happy. All items are of good quality. I ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:15% Off Face Whisperer® Neck & Decollete Cream Now from Sublime Beauty; Care For This Delicate Skin That Shows Age Quickly 2Health News:Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Transitioning Employees to Individual Health Insurance 2Health News:New Elegant Evening Wear Assortment Released By UWDress.com 2Health News:iFitDress.com: One Shoulder Evening Gown Collection Unveiled Online 2
... a 60-cm-long sword that had been thrust through the nose ... ear, news reports said Wednesday. ,Ronnachai Tiemsanguan, 16, ... sword's removal from his face in an operation that took ... newspaper. ,Ronnachai received his sword wound Saturday when ...
... in the field of conducting tasks that involve spatial ... light turns green. , Researcher Eric Schumacher, ... Technology and colleagues, were surprised when they conducted MRI ... ,The researchers were testing the notion that areas ...
... suggests that ovarian cancer cells form by hijacking a ... Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the ... involved in the development of fallopian tubes and is ... ovarian tissue. The discovery not only provides a new ...
... Barbara, California – March 6, 2007 -- A team ... Berkeley and StrataGent// Life Sciences, of Los Gatos, California, ... to deliver protein drugs into the skin without the ... The research was published online today in the Proceedings ...
... It's already been established that type 2 diabetes increases the ... also a link between type 1 diabetes and this type ... but still, those with type 1 diabetes have a likelihood ... in non-diabetics. This is similar to the risk those with ...
... International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) – an independent body ... control// standards – is calling for the danger of ... ,In its annual report, the Vienna-based organisation ... drugs are not illegally manufactured or diverted from authorised ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Same Areas of the Brain Prepare for and Respond to a Stimulus, Say Experts 2Health News:Ovarian Cancer May Mimic Fallopian Tube Formation 2Health News:Ovarian Cancer May Mimic Fallopian Tube Formation 3Health News:Researchers Design Pulsed Mircrojet System to Deliver Protein Drugs Without Pain or Bruising 2Health News:Flood of Fake Drugs Must Be Stopped, Warns UN 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16, 2014 Astellas announced today it ... Communications & Advocacy, Urology in the Americas. Noland will ... Advocacy Margaret Long. In this role, Noland will be ... patient and advocacy organizations, as well as collaborating ... initiatives. Noland,s appointment is the latest phase in ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dan York has been ... of the RTD ® Advanced Wound Care Dressing, ... sales presence in the U.S. Under York,s leadership, GWM ... field sales representatives in new sales territories that will ... add up to 20 sales representatives in major metropolitan ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... DIEGO , Sept. 16, 2014  Denovo ... enzastaurin, a late-stage oncology drug, from Eli Lilly ... to develop, manufacture and commercialize enzastaurin globally, including ... data, and information. Lilly developed ... Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trials for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Christy Noland to Lead Urology Advocacy and Communications for Astellas 2GWM Products, LLC, announces U.S. market expansion. Dan York added as Director of Sales as part of nationwide growth initiative. 2Denovo Biopharma Acquires Late-Stage Oncology Drug From lilly For Development As A Personalized Medicine 2
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... Gastric Cancer Drug Discoveries: what the future holds ... Original analysis of the clinical potential ... candidates put into current market context Original ...
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report ... Stent Market Outlook to 2016 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0483600/The-Drug-Eluting-Stent-Market-Outlook-to-2016.html ... DES market has seen tremendous growth since the introduction of ... on the release of clinical data that indicated a link ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Gastric Cancer Drug Discoveries: what the future holds 2Reportlinker Adds Gastric Cancer Drug Discoveries: what the future holds 3Reportlinker Adds Gastric Cancer Drug Discoveries: what the future holds 4Reportlinker Adds Gastric Cancer Drug Discoveries: what the future holds 5Reportlinker Adds the Drug-Eluting Stent Market Outlook to 2016 2Reportlinker Adds the Drug-Eluting Stent Market Outlook to 2016 3Reportlinker Adds the Drug-Eluting Stent Market Outlook to 2016 4
... The RapidPCP test is an immunochromatography ... It is,designed for qualitative determination of ... cut-off level of 25 ng/mL. This ... the point of care location,and is ...
... Rapid Opiate II Rapid Opiates is an ... is designed for qualitative determination of Opiates ... presence of morphine in human urine above ... This assay has not been evaluated in ...
... All of DOA Panel ... one step in vitro test. ... of drug substances in human ... not,been evaluated in the point ...
... an immunochromatography based one step in vitro ... THC and its metabolites in human urine,specimens. ... urine above a cut-off,level of 50 ng/mL ... been evaluated in the point of care,location ...
Medicine Products: