After being thrown from an ATV, Chad Pritts cushioned his son’s fall, preventing major injuries for his five-year-old. Pritts, however, wasn’t so fortunate. The father of two was left paralyzed from the chest down, unable to do things he used to take for granted: bathing, eating, dressing, and helping, even playing, with his children. He […]
New Brain Tumor Center at Siteman Cancer Center
With more than 100 scientists and clinicians dedicated to benign and malignant tumors, the Brain Tumor Center is focused on developing the most innovative and effective therapies to treat brain tumors. The Center’s multidisciplinary approach has already led to several ground-breaking clinical trials, offered at Siteman Cancer Center, including immunotherapy, genomics-based precision medicine, and laser […]
New grants to make a difference in the lives of patients
Announcing new neurosurgery research grants greater than $100K (Jan. 1 – July 31, 2020): Gavin Dunn, MD – CRI $1.25M Cancer Research Institute Dissecting the Immune Response From Beginning to Effector Cell in Central Nervous System Cancers Total five-year award $1.25M Jacob Greenberg, MD, PGY 6 resident – F32 $154K National Institutes of Health (NIH) […]
Right brain, left brain
Washington University’s Outlook magazine features the groundbreaking research of neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt, MD, focusing on the brain’s capacity to rewire itself. See article.