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.)

Neurosurgery Department Events


Neurosurgery Department News

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    Pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Carolyn Quinsey wrote her first children’s book to help pediatric patients who are undergoing brain surgery. Click to download your free copy of Amelia’s Special Day in Brain Surgery.

  • Transitioning to Telemedicine – UNC Neurosurgery

    Telemedicine has not been a method of health care delivery widely used in surgical subspecialties. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused all health care providers to rethink care and transition non emergent patients to virtual appointments when possible. At the beginning of the pandemic, neurosurgery resident Dr. Randaline Barnett and pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Carolyn Quinsey … Continued

  • 12 Stay-at-Home Activities & Their Associated Neurological Benefits

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