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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Neurosurgery Department News

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    Neurosurgery News – April 2020

    What’s new in the Department of Neurosurgery

  • Indoor Activities for Kids to Get Their Brains Working

      With the coronavirus pandemic causing mandatory quarantines, social distancing, and business and school closures, many parents feel overwhelmed with the task of having to work from home and homeschool their children. If you are worried about how to entertain your children while they are stuck indoors, we have some great brain stimulating activities that … Continued

  • New residents announced for 2020

    Match 2020 results announced

    We are proud to announce that Bethany Andrews and Nicole Silva and will be joining our neurosurgery residency program this summer.

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