Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin staff gathered in New York City last month for the 16th Leksell Gamma Knife Administrators Meeting. Comprised of unique centers throughout the U.S., the conference gave participants the chance to learn best practices, share Gamma Knife program experiences and network with colleagues. Continue reading
Miami Neuroscience Center Medical Director Says Education is Key to Saving Lives
South Miami, Florida – – Brain tumors are the second most common cause of cancer death for men ages 20 to 39. It’s the fifth most common cause of cancer for women in the same age group. Those troubling statistics should be a wake-up call according to Miami Neuroscience Center Medical Director Dr. Aizik Wolf.
Dr. Wolf is one of the world’s leading authorities on radiosurgery and Gamma Knife®, a technologically innovative, non-invasive treatment for brain, head, and neck cancers. Dr. Wolf said doctors have to do their part to bridge the information gap, but public awareness is a partnership. Dr. Wolf explained, “Part of the problem is that too many people don’t have the facts and still believe a diagnosis of brain cancer is an automatic death sentence. We have made great strides in developing treatments that are prolonging and saving lives.”