Neurosurgery News

2020

Brigham Honored in U.S. News Best Hospital Rankings
Brigham Bulletin | July 28, 2020

Having Major Brain Surgery During COVID-19
Brigham Health Hub | July 13, 2020

Letter: Adaptation Under Fire: Two Harvard Neurosurgical Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Neurosurgery Oxford Academic | April 17, 2020

Editorial. COVID-19 and academic neurosurgery
Journal of Neurosurgery | April 17, 2020

Attacking GBM: Building a Micro RNA Therapy; Testing a Treatment Microdevice
On A Mission | February 20, 2020

Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier to Target Glioblastoma
On A Mission | February 20, 2020

2019

An Operation that Makes Grown Men Cry
Our American Story | December 12, 2019

Engineering, Delivery, and Biological Validation of Artificial microRNA Clusters for Gene Therapy Applications
Science in Boston | December 9, 2019

How We Improved Door-to-Needle Time for Thrombectomy
On A Mission |December 9, 2019

A cutting-edge brain surgery for tremor, without the cutting
Boston Globe | November 27, 2019

Harvard neurosurgeon travels to Puerto Rico for novel brain operation
El Nuevo Día| November 15, 2019

Advancing Greater Precision in Cancer Treatment
Brigham Health Hub | October 16, 2019

Drug-Inducible Gene Therapy Yields Encouraging Preliminary Results in High-Grade Glioma Trial
On A Mission | September 27, 2019

Keyhole Surgery Through the Eyelid Expands Minimally Invasive Operation
On A Mission | September 27, 2019

Jean Talairach: a cerebral cartographer
Journal of Neurosurgery | September 1, 2019

Brain Surgery Through A “Keyhole” Bring Speedy Recovery and a Grandmother’s Return to a Full Life
Health Hub Blog| August 26, 2019

Carrying Hope: Determination Takes Yoga Teacher Over the Boston Marathon Finish Line
Health Hub Blog | August 9, 2019 Health Hub Blog | August 9, 2019

Brigham Recognized in U.S. News Best Hospital Rankings
Brigham Bulletin | July 30, 2019

Celebrating a curious mind: Steven Keating 1988 - 2019
MIT News | July 22, 2019

Can Your Patient’s Smartphone Signal Early GBM Recurrence?
On A Mission | July 13, 2019

New Strategy Fights Tumor Resilience in Glioblastoma
On A Mission | July 11, 2019

How to spot and respond to the signs of a stroke
Boston Globe | May 23, 2019

Pursuing “Virtual Biopsy” of Gliomas Using Artificial Intelligence
Brigham Clinical & Research News | May 9, 2019

Baker-Polito Administration announces $30 million in capital grant funding to support life sciences sector
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center | April 29, 2019

At the Forefront of Immunotherapy for Glioblastoma
On A Mission | March 19, 2019

Interview with Patient: Donna P.
Insightec | February 18, 2019

Look Who’s Talking: What Sparked Your “Love” For Your Field of Study?
Brigham Clinical & Research News | February 14, 2019

2018

Focused Ultrasound: Noninvasive Surgery Stops Tremors in its Tracks
On A Mission | December 21, 2018

Neoantigen vaccine spurs immune response in glioblastoma
Dana Farber Cancer Institute News Releases | December 19, 2018

A New Web-based Study of Low-Grade Gliomas
National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research| November 28, 2018

A Window on Wheels
Harvard Medicine | November 2, 2018

The Sharp Focus of Mohammad Ali Aziz-Sultan
Medicine Health | October 31, 2018

CRISPR Makes Cancer Cells Turncoats That Attack Their Tumor
Scientific American | July 12, 2018

Engineered Cancer Cells Can Fight Cancer, Brigham And Women's Researchers Find
WBUR | July 11, 2018

CRISPR makes cancer cells turncoats that attack their tumor, mouse study finds
STAT News | July 11, 2018

Using CRISPR to turn cancer cells against themselves
FierceBiotech | July 11, 2018

Cancer cells engineered with CRISPR slay their own kin
Science News | July 11, 2018

‘Virtual Biopsies’ May Be The Future of Understanding Brain Tumors
CBS News | July 5, 2018

Poliovirus treatment helped patients with deadly brain tumors live longer
Science News | June 26, 2018

WATCH: Surgeons create personalized brain maps to guide safer surgeries
STAT News | June 1, 2018

Brigham and Women’s Neurosurgery of Milford Opens With 3 Surgeons
Milford Patch | February 13, 2018

This scientist is creating tiny versions of one of neuroscience’s most notorious opponents
STAT News | January 29, 2018

2017

Glioblastoma Is a Grim Diagnosis, But There Are Some Signs of Hope
WBUR | July 21, 2017

Sen. John McCain has a glioblastoma tumor. Here’s how doctors treat this aggressive form of brain cancer
LA Times | July 20, 2017

The same tumor, 10 years later: Will McCain face better prospects than Kennedy?
Boston Globe | July 20, 2017

InVivo Therapeutics Announces New Site for INSPIRE Study
Business Wire | April 10, 2017

2016

Focused Brain Ultrasound Offers Some Help for Essential Tremor
STAT News | August 24, 2016

Enrollment in International Low Grade Glioma Patient Registry to Open at American Brain Tumor Association Conference
PR Newswire | July 14, 2016

College basketball player told he would never walk again beats the odds
Fox 25 WFXT | March 22, 2016
Yi Lu, MD, PhD, BWH Department of Neurosurgery performs emergency life changing surgery on Salem State Basketball team captain.

2015

Don't Ignore the Warning Signs of Stroke
CNN | November 3, 2015
Ali Aziz-Sultan, MD, BWH Department of Neurosurgery, and Henrikas Vaitkevicius, MD, BWH Department of Neurology, discuss transient ischemic attacks which can be warning signs of stroke.

Summer Camp Helps Stroke Survivors and Their Families
WMUR | August 15, 2015

Al-Mefty Honored With AANS Cushing Award for Technical Excellence, Innovation
BWH Awards & Honors | July 31, 2015
Ossama Al-Mefty, MD, FAANS, director of the Skull Base Surgery Program, honored with award tied to BWH Neurosurgery history.

Laws Awarded Honorary Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa
BWH Awards & Honors | July 31, 2015
Edward Laws, MD, FACS, director of the Neuroendocrine/Pituitary Center in the Department of Neurosurgery was awarded the highest honor by the institution.

BWH Neurosurgical Residency Program Ranked Top Five by the Journal of Neurosurgery
Journal of Neurosurgery | June 26, 2015
BWH Neurosurgical Residency program ranked third in the most academically productive neurosurgical programs in the US by the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Understanding Skull Base Surgery for Meningiomas
Brigham and Women's Hospital's Health Blog, "HealthHub" | May 26, 2015
Written by Dr. Tracy Ansay and Stanley Mui, PA-C of the BWH Department of Neurosurgery at BWH in observation of Brain Tumor Awareness Month.

Patient Turned Researcher Helps Advance Understanding of Brain Tumors
Brigham and Women's Hospital's Health Blog, "HealthHub" | April 13, 2015
Featuring Dr. E. Antonio Chiocca, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at BWH.

New Approach to Treating Brain Aneurysms
WBZ-TV | April 3, 2015
Dr. Ali Aziz-Sultan pioneers a new, less invasive approach to treating brain aneurysms.

Committed to Discovery: A Researcher's Tale
National Brain Tumor Society | March 3, 2015
The advances in brain tumor research by Dr. Mariano Viapiano, Director of the Harvey Cushing Neuro-Oncology Laboratories.

2014

Dr. Antonio Chiocca Elected Member to Institute of Medicine
Institute of Medicine News Release | October 20, 2014

Patient's Only Hope Lies in Boston
WCVB | October 20, 2014

The Fine Line Between Breast Cancer and Normal Tissues
BWH Press Releases | September 22, 2014
A study conducted by Nathalie Agar, PhD, Director of the Surgical Molecular Imaging Laboratory, BWH.

Brigham and Women's Health Hub - Neurosurgery News
Department of Neurosurgery news from Brigham and Women's Hospital's Health Blog, "HealthHub."

New technology making stroke treatment more effective
WCVB | July 17, 2014

Reaching Areas Deep in the Brain, The Journey of one of Dr. Alexandra Golby's Patients
Brigham and Women's Hospital's Health Blog, "HealthHub" | June 30, 2014

Real-time tissue analysis could guide brain tumor surgery
Nature Medicine | June 30, 2014

Ponton Fund benefit fetes Dr. Chiocca, spotlights Broadway tunes
Palm Beach Daily News | January 1, 2014
Dr. E. Antonio Chiocca was the guest of honor at the annual dinner dance to benefit the Daniel E. Ponton Fund for the Neurosciences.

2013

Surgery: The eyes of the operation
Nature | October 24, 2013
Dr. Alexandra Golby comments on how real-time imaging of a patient's body is guiding surgeons and radiologists past healthy tissue to the diseased cells.

Science Studio: Brain Tumors and Junk DNA
KTEP NPR | October 13, 2013
Nino Chiocca, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School and Chairman of the BWH Department of Neurosurgery, discusses the different kinds of tumors that may affect the brain and why not all of them are malignant.

MRI Interventions device impresses Boston surgeons
Memphis Business Journal | August 20, 2013
MRI Interventions’ ClearPoint device was used for the first time as a navigation device by Dr. Alexandra Golby and her Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s neurosurgical team to complete a laser ablation procedure.

Brigham and Women’s Starting Adult Hydrocephalus Program
Boston Magazine | August 12, 2013
Susan and Rick Sontag gave $1 million in seed grant funds to Brigham and Women’s Hospital to establish the Adult Hydrocephalus Program, the only one of its kind in New England.

Brigham and Women's gets $1M donation to treat brain disorder
Boston Business Journal | August 12, 2013
The Sontag Foundation, run by Rick and Susan Sontag, has given Brigham and Women’s Hospital $1 million toward creating an Adult Hydrocephalus Program.

Chiocca Honored with Cushing Professorship
Harvard Medical School News | July 24, 2013
E. Antonio Chiocca, HMS professor of surgery, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has been named the inaugural incumbent of the Harvey W. Cushing Professorship in Neurosurgery.

Understanding the human brain
NECN | April 3, 2013
Dr. Alexandra Golby from the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital discusses the complexity of the brain and the efforts to understand it.

*All posted articles represent only the most current news referencing the Department of Neurosurgery

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