News and Announcements
Browse the articles below to learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
- 08.22.2023Cramped seat? Long-haul flight? An Achy back? Here’s what to do about it. more
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University has received a renewed five-year $10.8 million Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute for the Lurie Cancer Center to advance translational research and improve outcomes for patients with brain cancer.
- First spinal cord stimulation implant at Lurie Children’s relieves Isabella of severe chronic nerve pain08.09.2023
In 2021, 13-year-old Isabella's life was interrupted with the sudden onset of chronic nerve pain across her entire body. While the road to diagnosis took time, her eventual outcome thanks to Neurosurgeon Dr. Jeffrey Raskin was a life-changing one. more
Soft, wireless implant monitors the heart without requiring removal. more
- 07.11.2023Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool capable of deciphering a brain tumor's genetic code in real-time, during surgery — an advance they say could speed diagnosis and personalize patients' treatment. more
- 06.09.2023A device containing nine ultrasound emitters is implanted into the skull during tumour resection to open the blood–brain barrier for delivery of chemotherapy drugs. more
Northwestern Medicine investigators have developed a novel nanoparticle treatment for glioblastoma, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
- 06.01.2023On page 52 of the latest edition of Waymaker, Dr. Chandler discusses his career and role in the brain tumor community. Learn about his neurosurgical practice and the community, from his position as surgical director to the 6,500+ surgeries he's performed to date. more
Novel ultrasound uses microbubbles to open blood-brain barrier to treat glioblastoma in humans more
A new DNA methylation profiling tool that ensures brain tumors are accurately diagnosed is available for patients of Northwestern Medicine. more
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified an enzyme which aids tumors in evading the immune system, findings that could provide future directions for tumor treatment, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
Northwestern University scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind small, flexible, stretchable bandage that accelerates healing by delivering electrotherapy directly to the wound site.
Scientists have developed the first wearable device to track how much people use their voices, alerting them to overuse before fatigue and potential injury set in.
Scientists have developed a wireless, battery-free implant capable of monitoring dopamine signals in the brain in real-time, an advance that could aid in understanding the role neurochemicals play in neurological disorders.
- 2022 Chair of the Year Award from the Lurie Cancer Center12.19.2022
Monday, December 19, 2022, during the “State of the Cancer Center” presentation and reception, Maciej Lesniak, MD was awarded the 2022 Chair of the Year Award from the Lurie Cancer Center.
- 11.30.2022Twelve faculty with appointments at Feinberg were named to the 2022 “Highly Cited Researchers” list, published by Clarivate Analytics. The annual list identifies investigators who have demonstrated significant influence in their field through the publication of highly cited publications during the last decade. more
- King Hussein Award for Cancer Research, Young Investigator Award11.15.2022
Dr. Jawad Fares (PGY1), received the King Hussein Award for Cancer Research, Young Investigator Award (International Track), in Amman, Jordan. Established in 2020, the King Hussein Award for Cancer Research promotes and celebrates cancer research efforts across the Arab world. Honoring the memory of His Majesty the late King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan, a firm believer in cancer research, the Award honors leading Arab researchers who are making outstanding contributions to our knowledge of cancer. more
Northwestern investigators have developed a deep learning-based method that can predict cognitive function capacity based on brain shape and structure, detailed in a study published in Scientific Reports.
- 1 in 10 people in the U.S. have a rare disease. These 3 Chicagoland residents are on their own journey with a rare condition10.29.2022According to the National Institutes of Health, 1 in every 10 people have a rare disease, meaning 25 million to 30 million people are living with one in the U.S. (A rare disease is defined as one that affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States at any given time.) There are more than 7,000 rare diseases. The Tribune sat down with three Chicagoland residents to discuss these illnesses. more
- 09.26.2022Bello was diagnosed with leukemia. After a week of chemo, Ali developed a severe headache with vomiting. A cat scan showed bleeding in her brain. more