Monday, June 12, 2017

NeuroBlast Spring 2017

Welcome to NeuroBlast, the newsletter of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry advances from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Neurosciences. This issue includes: The Institute for Brain Health, precision medicine for brain tumors, the effects of marijuana use on young people, and a new Chief of Neurosurgery.

A Home for Brain Care: Institute Empowers People to Take Charge of Brain Health

Patient and doctor

Geared towards prevention, the Institute provides precision risk assessment and individualized care for people at high risk for brain disease, or for anyone interested in preserving and promoting good brain function as they age.
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Genomics Studies Drive Trials of Personalized Treatment for Brain Tumors


“We have international collaborators and now have more than a thousand brain mets in our bank that we’re going to analyze,” says Mass General Hospital’s Neuro-Oncologist Priscilla K. Brastianos, MD.
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Understanding the Health Effects of Cannabis

Dr. Evins

“We’ve got a growing for-profit industry that’s looking to encourage use of cannabis products, particularly among young people,” says Mass General Hospital’s Psychiatrist Eden Evins, MD, MPH.
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Bob S. Carter, MD, PhD, FAANS Has Been Named as the New Chief of the MGH Department of Neurosurgery

Dr. Evins

Dr. Carter brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise that we know will be extremely beneficial as we continue to grow, shape and expand the department in the coming years.
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