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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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    Neurosurgery Department Publications 2021

    Published Peer Reviewed Manuscripts Barnett R, Piazza M, Elton S. Pediatric neurosurgery in primary care: masses of the scalp and skull in children. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2021 Aug;68(4):743-757. PMID: 34247706 Alvarez H, Niazi MH, Loewenstein J, Quinsey C. Neonatal bilateral cerebral high flow fistulae leading to detection of a HHT-family carrier. Interv Neuroradiol. 2021 Aug;27(4):547-552. … Continued

  • Dr. Nelson Oyesiku to Receive the Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ Distinguished Service Award

    “Dr. Oyesiku is a world-renowned neurosurgeon and international expert in pituitary surgery who has served the Congress of Neurological Surgeons with incredible distinction over many decades, including as President of CNS.” Dr. Nelson Oyesiku, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has been selected to receive the Congress … Continued

  • Dr. Vibhor Krishna Joins UNC Neurosurgery Faculty

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Vibhor Krishna is joining the UNC Neurosurgery faculty. Dr. Krishna comes to UNC Health from Ohio State University College of Medicine, where he served as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience. He will join UNC Neurosurgery’s faculty as an Associate Professor beginning in September … Continued

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