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Brain Tumor Program Pairs Mentors with Newly Diagnosed Patients

Brain Tumor Program Pairs Mentors with Newly Diagnosed Patients

For patients who have been diagnosed with a brain tumor, the UC Brain Tumor Center offers this guarantee: you need not travel the path alone. A recently established mentoring program, Allies for Hope and Healing, seeks to pair patients who have been newly diagnosed with a benign or malignant brain tumor with a mentor who…
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Ronald Warnick, MD, Honored as Tew Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology

Ronald Warnick, MD, Honored as Tew Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology

Media contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 CINCINNATI — More than 100 dignitaries, donors and supporters helped celebrate the inauguration of the $2 million John M. Tew, Jr., MD, Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology March 15 at the Queen City Club in downtown Cincinnati. The Tew Chair was awarded to Ronald Warnick, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery…
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Midwest Brain Tumor Conference Highlights Treatments, Wellness

Midwest Brain Tumor Conference Highlights Treatments, Wellness

Contact:  Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 CINCINNATI—The 2012 Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference, a free educational event for patients, caregivers and family members, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Meridian Conference Center (located inside the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel), 7500 Tylers Place Blvd., in West Chester, Ohio….
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Brain Cancer Vaccine Shows Early Promise, But Further Trials Will Tell

Christopher McPherson, MD, a  neurosurgeon with the UC Brain Tumor Center, discusses the new clinical trials for glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of brain cancer, in a video segment for ABC News. Read more »

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UC Researchers Helping To Map Brain Cancer Genome

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 Cincinnati – Fueled by the hope of finding better treatments, patients like Kenneth Jacques are helping medical science map the entire genetic sequence of a few types of brain tumors. Those tumors include Grade 3 gliomas, an uncommon type of brain malignancy that struck Mr. Jacques in September 2011….
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Dr. Ronald Warnick: 5 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Listen to Bill Cunningham discuss brain cancer with Ronald Warnick, MD, Medical Director of the UC Brain Tumor Center, and brain tumor survivor Doc Rodgers. Dr. Warnick talks about five ways to reduce your risk of many types of cancer. Listen to the podcast Publication Name:  700WLW Radio

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Cell Phones May Cause Brain Cancer, Experts Say

“There’s no question it alters (brain) activity,” said Dr. Philip Theodosopoulos, a neurosurgeon with the UC Brain Tumor Center and the Mayfield Clinic. “Whether it is carcinogenic or not, I think that is still yet to be answered in a definitive way … I don’t think it should be a cause for panic.” Cell Phones…
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