Recent News and Journal Articles
Pediatric Neurosurgery in the News
Dr. Greenfield Awarded Grant for Research on How Low-Grade Pediatric Tumors Transform Into Malignancies
Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Matthew Larson Foundation to support his research into how low-grade tumors are transformed into high-grade gliomas through the involvement of bone-marrow-derived cells (BMDCs). Read more about Dr. Greenfield's research
Dr. Souweidane Receives $97K Grant to Support DIPG Research
Dr. Mark Souweidane has been given a gift of $97,000 from The Cure Starts Now to support his research into children's brain tumors. Dr. Souweidane recently received approval to begin an innovative new trial testing Convection Enhanced Delivery (CED) to deliver a radioactive agent directly to the site of the pontine glioma, bypassing the blood-brain barrier. Read more about the trial.
Dr. Mark Souweidane Accepts $100,000 Research Award From Cristian Rivera Foundation
At a star-studded gala at the Copacabana in New York, Mark M. Souweidane, MD, received a $100,000 gift to support his search for a cure for Diffuse Infiltrative Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Read more about the Childhood Brain Tumor Project of the Pediatric Brain and Spine Center.
FDA Approves Milestone Clinical Trial for DIPG
Dr. Mark Souweidane, Director of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, has received FDA approval for a clinical trial for young patients diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Dr. Souweidane is the Principal Investigator on the clinical trial, which will use a novel surgical technique (convection-enhanced delivery, or CED) to deliver a tumor-fighting agent directly to the site of the glioma, bypassing the blood-brain barrier that prevents most drugs from reaching these deadly brain stem cancers in children. Read more
Three "All-Star" Awards Presented at Second Annual Lids4Kids Event
The Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center hosted the second annual Lids4Kids event on June 18, 2011. Awards were presented to Kelly DeMarrais and Connor Ventura, young athletes who shared their Chiari surgery stories as a way of inspiring others, and Patti Ventura, whose tireless fund-raising and awareness campaigns have been an enormous benefit to patients and families.
Beating Tumor, Then Live at the Apollo
Six-year old Danion Jones, a patient of Dr. Mark Souweidane, performed at Amateur Night at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem. Dr. Souweidane, who came to cheer Danion on, said, "Once I've treated someone, he's my patient for life!" Watch the New York Times video.
New Hope for Children With Lethal Brain Tumor
Donations from the Cristian Rivera Foundation are supporting Dr. Souweidane's research on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) - research that is ready to move beyond the lab. Watch the ABC Eyewitness News video.
Dr. Mark Souweidane and Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield are both accomplished authors, with many published journal articles to their credit.See Dr. Souweidane's Articles | See Dr. Greenfield's Articles