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Research in Neurosurgery

Current Areas of Research

The Department of Neurosurgery has developed a world-class clinical research program to manage all aspects of neurosurgical oncology, including complex brain and skull-base tumors, spinal tumors and intractable, cancer-related pain disorders. Our basic and applied research programs are also regarded as premier programs with expert faculty that work closely with physician-scientists to integrate laboratory discoveries with clinical observations. Research listings of individual faculty members follow.

Amy Heimberger, M.D.
Glioma, immunotherapy, EGFRvIII, STAT3, microglia

Dr. Heimberger's Brain Tumor Immunology Lab 

Suyun Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
Brain metastasis, glioma, angiogenesis, invasion, transcriptional factors
Frederick F. Lang, Jr., M.D.
Glioma, gene therapy, p53 gene, apoptosis
Ian E. McCutcheon, M.D.
Pituitary neoplasms, neurofibromatosis, IGF-1 and other growth factors in meningiomas, iNOS in gliomas
Dima Suki, Ph.D.
Epidemiology, outcome assessment (health care), brain neoplasm metastasis

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