Dr. Jose Valerio Becomes a Certified Provider for Optune Brain Cancer Treatment

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Dr. Jose ValerioScreen Shot 2015-03-27 at 9.32.31 AM from the Miami Neuroscience Center is one of just a few physicians certified to provide an exciting new treatment for gliomas.

This groundbreaking treatment is called Optune.

Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme or GBM, is the most common form of primary brain cancer in adults. GBM cells grow rapidly, with a large number of cells reproducing at any given time.

Optune is a noninvasive regional therapy that targets dividing cancer cells in the brain and generally does not harm healthy cells. Optune works by creating alternating, “wave-like” electric fields called Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields). TTFields travel across the upper part of the brain in different directions to help slow or stop recurrent glioblastoma cancer cells from dividing.

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More information at: http://www.optune.com/

 

Gamma Knife Versus Balloon Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Andres Alvarez-Pinzon MD, a Fellow at the Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin, discusses the more successful treatment of resistant Trigeminal Neuralgia with Gamma Knife instead of balloon decompression. To learn more about the Miami Neuroscience Center and Gamma Knife, visit http://www.miamineurosciencecenter.com. More educational videos on neurosurgery can be found at http://neurosurgical.tv.

Miami Neuroscience Center Becomes Accredited Provider for Optune Brain Cancer Treatment

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Miami Neuroscience Center has become an accredited provider for an exciting new treatment for gliomas.

This groundbreaking treatment is called Optune.

Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme or GBM, is the most common form of primary brain cancer in adults. GBM cells grow rapidly, with a large number of cells reproducing at any given time.

Optune is a noninvasive regional therapy that targets dividing cancer cells in the brain and generally does not harm healthy cells. Optune works by creating alternating, “wave-like” electric fields called Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields). TTFields travel across the upper part of the brain in different directions to help slow or stop recurrent glioblastoma cancer cells from dividing.

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Get more information at: http://www.optune.com/