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Providence Brain and Cancer Experts Begin First-In-World Novel Brain Tumor Vaccine Research Trial

May 05, 2014

Fourteen months. That’s the median life expectancy of someone diagnosed with high-grade glioma, the most common primary brain tumor in adults, even with the current standard of treatment. Providence Cancer Center researchers and a Providence Brain and Spine Institute neurosurgeon believe immunotherapy might change that statistic. 

Brain Watch lets students watch a live brain aneurysm surgery

March 12, 2013

The program gives local students the opportunity to learn about brain surgery, health careers and health risks first-hand.

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is recognized for outstanding spine and neurosurgical care

March 11, 2013

Becker's Hospital Review has named Providence St. Vincent Medical Center as one of 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.

Minimally invasive techniques for brain surgery

November 30, 2012

New tools allow surgeons to see and operate on pituitary and other brain tumors through the nose.

Brain tumor causing blindness

September 20, 2012

Hear how Providence Brain and Spine Institute surgeons used minimally invasive techniques to save the eyesight of a local man whose pituitary tumor was causing him to go blind.

Dr. Pankaj Gore on pituitary tumors [Audio]

August 15, 2012

They can affect your ability to grow, your eyesight and even your sense of smell. Did you know that 20 percent of people get pituitary tumors?

Before brain surgery, a couple weds at Providence

August 01, 2012

The trip to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center wasn’t on the schedule. Neither was the wedding. But all that changed for Jamie Amos and Jonathan Tafoya

Life-long epilepsy patient now seizure-free

July 12, 2012

Pankaj Gore, M.D., removed a small, benign growth in a patient’s brain that was discovered by new imaging technology.

A mother’s drive to recover

May 12, 2012

After her brain tumor was removed in the sophisticated iMRI operating suite, a woman is working hard to get better to keep up with her two sons.

New medical advances in brain tumor care

November 15, 2011

Pankaja Gore, M.D., was able to remove a three centimeter tumor from a young girl's brain. Find out how this was done without an incision.

Minimally- and non-invasive procedures

June 01, 2011

Providence neurosurgeons lead the region in minimally invasive procedures. These techniques allow them to treat conditions without surgery and with few, if any, incisions.

Gamma rays stop tumors without surgery

January 01, 2010

Oregon’s Gamma Knife technology, Perfexion, offers faster, more accurate treatment of complex brain and neck tumors and lesions without invasive surgery.

Drs. Rohrer and Gore, co-medical directors, explain our intraoperative MRI

November 01, 2009

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is home to the world’s most advanced operating suite for brain tumors.