Video: Brain-Cancer Hunting Stem Cells

Brain Tumor Treatment Successfully Tested with Human Cells

Department Chair Matthew Ewend, MD, 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.)

USNewsAwardEach year, U.S. News & World Report recognizes the very best clinical specialty departments in America. This year, the publication recognized the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery as high performing nationally. In addition, the UNC Children’s Hospital was named to its list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” with pediatric neurology and neurosurgery honored as one of nine subspecialties that ranked in the top 50 nationwide.

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