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Duke Neurosurgeon Completes 100th LITT Case to Treat Brain Cancer
Duke neurosurgeon Peter Fecci, MD, PhD, recently completed his 100th LITT case (laser interstitial thermal therapy), using some of the world’s most advanced technology for brain surgery.
LITT is a minimally invasive technique that... Read More
New Study Focuses on How Stem Cells Reduce Inflammation
A new study may have solved the mystery behind why mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) continued to suppress inflammation in the body long after the MSCs are cleared from the system. The findings of Duke researchers, including Anthony Filiano,... Read More
Robotics Lab Awarded $1.1M to Develop Surgical System
The Brain Tool Laboratory at Duke University was recently awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) by the National Institutes of Health to create a more accurate and precise method for tumor resection through the melding of computer... Read More
Christina Cone wins prestigious award
The Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology presented the third annual Mary Pazdur Award for Excellence in Advanced Practice in Oncology to Christina Cone, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, administrative director of the... Read More
Duke neurosurgeon offers awake spine surgery
When you don’t want to miss a thing
Duke neurosurgeon offers awake, robotic spine fusion surgery to patients
Janie Colvin of Fairfax, Virginia, had never had surgery, except for a C-section with her second child. So when the 63-year-old... Read More
Priscilla Graham Earns Winn Award for Achievements in Diversity and Inclusion
Priscilla Graham, human resources director in the Duke Department of Neurosurgery, received the staff award in the Michelle P. Winn Inclusive Excellence Award program, which celebrates exceptional achievements in diversity and inclusion... Read More
Duke Neurosurgery resident Theresa Williamson, MD, has been named one of two winners of a Duke REACH Equity Center Research Scholar Award for early-stage investigators interested in health disparities.
“We are very glad to have... Read More
Living a Full Life with Stage 4 Cancer
Duke neurosurgeon Rory Goodwin, MD, PhD, in his lab
In November 2017, Katie Mackin was a 34-year-old mother of a six-month-old baby when she felt something in her back pop. Mackin is a physician assistant in an orthopedic practice,... Read More
The Duke Center for Brain and Spine Metastasis is featured on the cover of the summer 2020 issue of BreakThroughs, a publication of the Duke Cancer Institute. Read more about the work of this amazing team here.