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Video: Brain-Cancer Hunting Stem Cells

Brain Tumor Treatment Successfully Tested with Human Cells

Matthew Ewend, MD, FACS, is a member of a UNC research team that is developing a new personalized treatment for glioblastoma. Led by Shawn Hingtgen, PhD, from UNC’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the team has discovered a way to use human stem cells, made from skin cells, to hunt down and kill human brain cancer, a critical and monumental step toward clinical trials – and real treatment. (Dr. Ewend appears at 1:18 in the video.)


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  • Spinal Neurosurgery Patient Story – Emily Greene

    “You are in the right place. We can help you.” In 2018, Emily Greene noticed that she was having some pain in her arms and shoulders, which she originally thought was an outcome of her weekly workout classes. The pain became excruciating in October of 2018 and she was referred to an orthopedic surgeon at … Continued

  • Spine Surgery Patient Testimonial – Joe Romano

    In August of 2018, Mr. Joe Romano noticed numbness in his left leg that progressively worsened over the next three months. Mr. Romano works at UNC Health with Dr. Price. While crossing paths with Dr. Price in the hall, Mr. Romano asked about his symptoms, and Dr. Price suggested that he be evaluated formally with … Continued

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