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Brain; Cancer

Gamma Knife gives brain cancer patients access to top team and technology

Successful outcomes in Gamma Knife radiosurgery require a team approach – and a lot of quality checks. Neurosurgeon Toral Patel, M.D., discusses the process in this week's MedBlog.

Brain; Cancer

A story of Hope and teamwork: Facing a brain tumor at age 24

When an SMU grad student learned she had a 2-inch brain tumor in her right frontal lobe that was causing seizures, she turned to the team of neurosurgery and epilepsy specialists at UT Southwestern's Peter O'Donnell Brain Institute to give her a second chance at life.

Brain; Cancer

Glowing tumors: How fluorescence helps neurosurgeons fight brain cancer

UT Southwestern's neurosurgery team recently performed the first two fluorescence-guided brain tumor removals in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, using an advanced technology that makes the cancer cells glow so it is easier to see and remove them. Kalil Abdullah, M.D., led the surgery team and discusses the effect of this advanced treatment for glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain tumor.

Brain; Cancer

Treating brain tumors with stereotactic radiosurgery

Precision medicine is critical to safely treating brain tumors. Learn more about the technology and treatment options available at UTSW.

Cancer

5 questions patients might be reluctant to ask about radiation therapy

Radiation therapy for cancer raises plenty of questions – some of which you might feel nervous asking. Nina Sanford, M.D, tackles five common questions patients might be afraid to bring up with their doctors. Read more.

Brain

4 major advancements in brain surgery since 2000

Since 2000, brain surgery technology and techniques have evolved to improve patient outcomes. In this week’s MedBlog, Sam Barnett, M.D., discusses what he considers to be the top four advancements in brain tumor care over the last two decades.

Brain; Women's Health

What women need to know about common benign brain tumors

Women are at higher risk for benign brain tumors than men – but why? In this week’s blog, neurosurgeon Toral Patel, M.D., discusses what we do and don’t know about benign brain tumors, as well as surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Learn more.

Cancer; Patient Stories; Plastic Surgery

A 'moonshot' surgery makes life whole again for Dallas couple

Cancer caused a hole in Ralph Cousins' head about the diameter of a coffee can. It almost killed him. But two talented and determined surgeon from UT Southwestern reconstructed his skull and the 71-year-old Dallas man is back traveling, volunteering, and playing with his grandkids.

Cancer

Q&A: Advances in Brain Tumor Treatment

Doctors and researchers are making strides every day in the fight against brain cancer. Read on to learn about some of the new developments underway at UT Southwestern.

Cancer

Vic’s story: Glioblastoma and a ‘Magic Johnson miracle’

Vic Zanetti talks about being diagnosed and treated for grade 4 glioblastoma, and how he plans to keep outrunning it until medicine can catch up.