FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2008


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Karen Mallet
215-514-9751
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Malignant Brain Tumors: GUMC Experts Available to Comment

Sen. Edward Kennedy's diagnosis of malignant glioma raises questions of treatment; GUMC cancer experts available to comment


Washington, DC-- Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass) was released from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston today after doctors diagnosed him with a malignant glioma.

Treatment for these types of cancers depends on many factors, which have not been made public in Sen. Kennedy's case. Physicians and researchers at GUMC can discuss possible treatments and the latest brain cancer research.   

The following GUMC experts are available for interviews:

Deepa Subramaniam, MD, Director of the Brain Tumor program at GUMC/GUH

Fraser Henderson, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery at GUMC and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, specializes in tumors of the skull base, spinal cord and spine, and works with Georgetown's CyberKnife to advance stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of spinal and craniocervical tumors.

Todd Waldman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Oncology at GUMC and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, researches the latest developments in neuroscience and neurology relating to tumors of the brain.

NOTE: To schedule an interview, please call Karen Mallet, GUMC Media Relations, at 215-514-9751.

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is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through our partnership with MedStar Health). Our mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing and Health Studies, both nationally ranked, the world-renowned Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), home to 60 percent of the university’s sponsored research funding.

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