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Brain Tumor Team Goes "Over the Edge" for Research

Members of the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Brain Tumor Team went 'Over The Edge' for Brain tumor research. The event was hosted by Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure at the Manchester Hyatt on the San Diego Waterfront.  Over 60 'edgers' rappelled down from the 33rd floor of the Hyatt to raise over $130,000 for brain tumor research.  Many thanks to event organizer Danielle Rosenscruggs, ABC2 CEO - Max Wallace, co-edgers Dr. Clark Chen, Johnny Akers, Jie Li from the Center for Theoretical and Applied Neuro-oncology!!  

Left, 'Edgers' rappel down 365 feet; Upper right-Dr. Bob Carter and Monika A, edger extraordinaire, Middle Right-At the top, Lower Right-With supporter Jeff L.


Understanding the effects of Brain Radiation in the treatment of Brain Cancer

Publication Alert!

Dr. Clark Chen and colleagues from UCSD and Massachusetts General Hospital have highlighted the challenging problem of whole brain radiation in the treatment of brain metastases versus stereotactic treatment of multiple targets.   

Abstract of the article can be found here:  


Top Rankings in US News and World Report

We were pleased to be informed of the UCSD Adult Program Neurology and Neurosurgery Services achieving a top ranking in the US News and World Report in 2013, representing placement in the top 1% of hospitals for these services.  

Coupled with the top rankings of the UCSD Faculty in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Rady Children's Hospital, we are making great progress towards our goal of being a national leader in the treatment of neurological illnesses. 





UCSD Neurosurgery Matches 2013 Residents

UCSD Neurosurgery matched two outstanding candidates into the Neurosurgical residency program today.  Jeffrey Steinberg, of Albany Medical College and David Santiago-Dieppa of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Santiago-Dieppa is a native of Southern California and graduated in Biochemistry at UC-Riverside prior to attending medical school in Baltimore.  

Dr. Steinberg is a native of Northern California.  He graduated from the University of California-Santa Barbara in Biopsychology prior to attending medical school in Albany, New York. 

Please join us in welcoming Drs Steinberg and Santiago-Dieppa!


Dr. David Santiago-DieppaDr. Jeffrey Steinberg


Dr. Alex Khalessi Interviewed by San Diego Union Tribune. 

Dr. Alex Khalessi was recently interviewed by the UT Tribune on stroke therapies.  Please read the interview here.