There will be more than 33,000 brain tumors diagnosed in Americans this year, according to the National Cancer Institute; but a UAB neurosurgeon says advances in treatment paint a brighter outlook than in years past.
UAB neurosurgery’s commitment to quality care is reflected in outcomes that beat national averages in key measurements.
This rapidly fatal brain cancer has seen only two improvements in therapy in 30 years, and research findings are pointing toward a unique new human clinical trial in 2017. 
UAB investigators have won a prestigious White House BRAIN Initiative grant to study the potential benefits of new technology coupled with newly discovered biomarkers in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.
UAB-developed technology supports a globe-spanning partnership that links pediatric neurosurgeons at UAB and Children’s of Alabama with those in Vietnam to enhance epilepsy care for Vietnamese children.
This is the second potential diagnostic application for an investigational biomarker, and discussions are underway with industry partners to develop an assay from this UAB technology.
UAB Medicine opens a new neurosurgery clinic on the Highway 280 corridor in Greystone.
Big data provides insight into patient readmission after pediatric neurosurgery.
New UAB research study shows therapeutic promise in targeting MLK4 in brain cancer patients.
Many UAB physicians from a variety of specialties appear on the prestigious Newsweek Top Cancer Doctors 2015 list.
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