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An International Center for Neurology and Neurosurgery
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When it comes to treating malignant brain tumors, chemotherapy drugs face unique biological barriers and often do not reach the brain in therapeutic concentrations.These barriers to effective drug delivery are the focus of Dr. Rachael Sirianni’s laboratory at Barrow. One strategy to improve drug delivery is to encapsulate drugs within nanoparticles, which are defined as having one dimension that measures 100 nanometers or smaller. Learn more:

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A two-year study that used a sideline robot to monitor Northern Arizona University football players suggests that remote concussion evaluations are safe and effective for fast and accurate assessments of athletes. Dr. Javier Cárdenas and his team at the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center have developed concussion software for smartphones as an alternative to costly robots. Listen to his interview with KJZZ Phoenix here:

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Thanks to the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), we had the opportunity to host medical directors, presidents, and vice presidents from five different hospitals in China today. They traveled from Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Luoyang, and Fuzhou to learn about our CARF-accredited programs and some of our technologies.
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Today is World Parkinson's Day. It also marks 10 years of providing education, hope, and support via our Spanish-speaking Parkinson's community at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. Learn more about the program here: BarrowNeuro.org/Parkinsons
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Congratulations to Ashley Bridwell and Dr. Glynnis Zieman on receiving a 2017 Pink Concussions Award for dedication and commitment to research and advocacy for female brain injury. Ashley and Dr. Zieman won the award for their important work in the field of domestic violence and brain injury.
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Barrow researcher Chad Quarles, PhD, and his team are working to develop advanced imaging methods for glioblastoma and other brain tumors. These methods could enable physicians to more reliably and efficiently evaluate treatment response, as well as better characterize tumors, define their margins, and predict where they will recur. Learn more:

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By targeting pre-symptomatic participants, the nationwide A4 study represents a strategic shift from treatment to prevention and offers a ray of hope in the ongoing battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about this pioneering clinical study and who can participate:

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“My biggest legacy is the residents and fellows that have graduated from here," Dr. Robert Spetzler told Phoenix Magazine. Dr. Michael Lawton, who trained under Dr. Spetzler from 1991 to 1997, will return to Barrow this summer to take over as president and CEO. See the full story here:

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We're very excited to welcome Dr. Surasak Phuphanich to Barrow as the director of the Neuro-Oncology Division. Dr. Phuphanich's philosophy of care is to help people with brain tumors maintain the highest quality of life possible. Much of his research has been in immunotherapy, a treatment approach that uses an individual's immune system to fight diseases. Learn more about Dr. Phuphanich here:

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Thank you to The London Essentials for visiting our Neuro-Rehabilitation Center on Friday and playing music for our patients. The band also performed at Celebrity Fight Night on Saturday.
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