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New Wearable Device Uses Electric Fields to Treat Glioblastomas

January 30, 2018

For patients with glioblastomas (GBM), treatment options are limited and the tumors are often resistant. But a treatment called Optune might be changing that. “This is the first device approved to treat glioblastoma in the clinic,” says Simon Khagi, MD, director of the UNC Brain Tumor Program. “It’s a pretty big step for this disease because we really haven’t had anything new in a couple of decades.”

Head for the Cure 5k Run/Walk

January 24, 2017

Join us in Cary, NC on Sunday, April 30th at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Regency Park. Proceeds from this event will benefit UNC’s Department of Neurosurgery and the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative.

Good News – December 13, 2016

December 13, 2016

The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to announce that Dr. Matt Ewend will begin service as the President of UNC Physicians starting in March. His role will be to oversee the physician clinical enterprise of UNC Health Care, which includes more than 2,400 physicians and 600 advanced practice providers in 450 practices spanning the UNC … Continued